Alain de Botton is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including On Love, How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Consolations of Philosophy, The Art of Travel, and The Course of Love. He lives in London where he founded the School of Life, an organization devoted to fostering emotional health and intelligence. More can be found at AlainDeBotton.com. Julian Rhind-Tutt is an actor and voice artist. His audiobook narrations have earned five AudioFile Earphones Awards, and he has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His film appearances include roles in The Madness of King George, The Saint, Les Miserables, Notting Hill, and Tomorrow Never Dies, while his television credits include Reckless, Dangerfield, and Richard II. His stage work includes Editing Process, The Way of the World, Catherine Howard, and as the Duke of York in The Madness of George III. He is also the recipient of the Carlton Hobbs Award from BBC Radio.
[Alain de Botton] again shows off his ability to pin our hopes, methods and insecurities to the page.-- "New York Times"
[An] exemplary tale...Readers looking for insights and guidance will find plenty.-- "NPR"
Alain de Botton, an author known for tackling the big philosophical questions in accessible nonfiction, has the perfect narrator for his second novel. Julian Rhind-Tutt's voice is tender, seductive, secretive, or open, as needed. Whichever tone he uses, listening to him is always a joy...Rhind-Tutt keeps the listening worthwhile and far from routine.-- "AudioFile"
There's no writer alive like de Botton, and his latest ambitious undertaking is as enlightening and humanizing as his previous works.-- "Chicago Tribune"
Well-observed and imbued with a tenderness that feels authentic and uncynical. It may even save some marriages.-- "Evening Standard (London)"