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How Proust Can Change Your Life : Not a Novel

de Botton, Alain

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ISBN 10: 0330347624 / ISBN 13: 9780330347624
Published by Picador, 1997
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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black cloth covered boards with silver titles on spine, . book body clean and tight, red end-papers, post it printed with name on front free-end-paper, "from gilbert de botton." light blue black and yellow pictorial dj with black and red titles on front and spine, minimal wear, brodart-protected, unclipped. Bookseller Inventory # 11859

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Title: How Proust Can Change Your Life : Not a ...

Publisher: Picador

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Cloth Covered Boards

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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This is a genius-level piece of writing that manages to blend literary biography with self-help and tongue-in-cheek with the profound. The quirky, early 1900s French author Marcel Proust acts as the vessel for surprisingly impressive nuggets of wisdom on down-to-earth topics such as why you should never sleep with someone on the first date, how to protect yourself against lower back pain, and how to cope with obnoxious neighbors. Here's proof that our ancestors had just as much insight as the gurus du jour and perhaps a lot more wit. De Botton simultaneously pokes fun at the self-help movement and makes a significant contribution to its archives.

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