Alain de Botton combines not likely genres--literary biography and self-help manual--in the hilarious and by surprise functional How Proust Can swap Your Life.
Who could have notion that Marcel Proust, the most vital writers of our century, may provide us with this kind of wealthy resource of perception into how most sensible to reside lifestyles? Proust understood that the essence and cost of lifestyles used to be the sum of its daily components. As suitable this present day as they have been on the flip of the century, Proust's lifestyles and paintings are remodeled right here right into a no-nonsense advisor to, between different issues, having fun with your holiday, reviving a courting, attaining unique and unclichéd articulation, being a very good host, spotting love, and figuring out why you want to by no means sleep with somebody on a primary date. It took de Botton to discover the inspirational in Proust's essays, letters and fiction and, even perhaps extra wonderful, to attract out a bright and clarifying portrait of the grasp from among the strains of his work.
Here is Proust as we've got by no means visible or learn him ahead of: witty, clever, pragmatic. He may well good swap your existence.