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Publisher Description

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER

From one of our greatest voices in modern philosophy, author of The Course of Love, The Consolations of Philosophy, Religion for Atheists and The School of Life - an accessible and eye-opening exploration of our relationship with 'the news'

'His gift is to prompt us to think about how we live and how we might change things' The Times

'De Botton analyses modern society with great charm, learning and humour. His remedies come as a welcome relief' Daily Mail

'Like all classic de Botton, there are plenty of insightful observations here, peppered with some psychology, a dash of philosophy, a big dollop of commonsense' Scotsman

'The news' occupies a range of manic and peculiar positions in our lives. We invest it with an authority and importance which used to be the preserve of religion - but what does it do for us?

Mixing current affairs with philosophical reflections, de Botton offers a brilliant illustrated guide to the precautions we should take before venturing anywhere near the news and the 'noise' it generates. Witty and global in reach, The News will ensure you'll never look at reports of a celebrity story or political scandal in quite the same way again.

GENRE
Non-Fiction
RELEASED
2014
6 February
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SELLER
Penguin Books Limited
SIZE
5.9
MB

Customer Reviews

quinytinny ,

The News: A User's Manual

This book should be compulsory reading for all budding journalists. Put it on the curriculum in universities around the globe. The world and many of its citizens would be better for it - both happier and importantly so much better informed. The authors conclusions just make sense.

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