Tuesday, July 3, 2012

No nonsense self-help books

This year, I learned of an institution in London called The School of Lifewhich was founded by one of my favorite writers, Alain De Botton, I've always wished that they have satellite campuses all over the world. Or that they'd offer online courses at least. 

In a world where even ordering a cup of coffee is getting more and more complicated (venti white chocolate mocha with soy), we definitely need to go back to the basics sometimes. And that's why I love the philosophy behind The School of Life.

Based on their website, the institution's programmes "address such questions as why work is often unfulfilling, why relationships can be so challenging, why it’s ever harder to stay calm and what one could do to try to change the world for the better." And I am just blown away!

So when they decided to come up with a series of self-help books, I just got to have them! Good thing that a local bookstore has them in stock. I immediately got two!

These aren't your usual self-help books. For one, they're very well-written. And another, philosophy is a key element in these books. Also, the covers are love! Now what should I get next?


Anonymous said...

the covers are gorge! :)
what local bookstore did you get them? I want! or I'll look for an ebook version?

Alain De Botton has a school? I wanna go to that school too! :)

Peter S. said...

Hi, stokedbunny! Well, it's not technically a school school, if you know what I mean. But they have some amazing programmes! Check out their website!

By the way, I got these from Fully Booked.