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The News: a User's Manual

The News: a User's Manual( )
Author: de Botton, Alain
Series title:Vintage International Ser.
ISBN:978-0-307-47683-8
Publication Date:Dec 2014
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Vintage
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $15.95
Book Description:

The News: A User's Manual is an insightful analysis of the impact of the incessant news machine on us and our culture.    The news is everywhere. We can't stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds? We are never taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face daily, which has a huge influence on our sense of what matters and of how we should lead our lives. Alain de Botton takes twenty-five archetypal...
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Book Details
Pages:272
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Media Studies
Political Science / Political Process / Media & Internet
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.2 x 8 x 0.59 Inches
Book Weight:0.54 Pounds
Author Biography
de Botton, Alain (Author)
Born in Zurich, Switzerland on December 20, 1969, Alain de Botton was educated at Cambridge University, England, and now divides his time between London and Washington, D.C.

With the publication of his first novel, Essays in Love, de Botton quickly became one of the most talked about British novelists of the 1990s. Although the basic plot of Essays in Love (published in the U.S. as On Love) is a rather typical love story, de Botton presents it in a unique and humorous way.

De Botton's other novels include The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping and the Novel, which is written in a similar style to Essays on Love, and Kiss and Tell, which follows a would-be biographer as he attempts to write the life story of the first person he encounters. The Course of Love is his latest novel and is on the bestsellers list.

Alain de Botton is also the author of How Proust Can Change Your Life: Not a Novel.

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