Co-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 Happiness, The Consolations of Philosophy, How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Art of Travel, On Love, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, and more, he is here this evening 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, Booklist. Free 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 www.spl.org.
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