ALAIN DE BOTTON at the Seattle Public Library on Friday, March 7 at 7:00 pm

alain-de-botton_lg_htmlCo-presented with the WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE BOOK AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY. Here from London for what should be another engaging evening with another book on which he delves delightfully into something we experience everyday is Alain de Botton. The author of The Architecture of HappinessThe Consolations of PhilosophyHow Proust Can Change Your LifeThe Art of TravelOn LoveThe Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, and more, he is here this newsevening with The News: A User’s Manual (Pantheon). “Short and pithy essays drill down beneath the news item to the general absurdity of life and observations of how the media is constantly feeding us information without real context. Interspersed throughout are references to art, literature, and culture and their more enduring messages in contrast to the impression left by the news of a desperate lack of humanity. This is a thought-provoking look at the impact of news on culture and individuals.” – Vanessa Bush, BooklistFree admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Seattle Public Central Library is at 1000 Fourth Avenue (between Madison & Spring). For more information on the program, please see

If you are unable to attend an author event you can call us at (206) 624-6600 or email us at to request an autographed copy. 


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