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How to Think More About Sex by Alain de Botton, School of Life
  

How to Think More About Sex

Part of the The School of Life Series
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The title may seem strange in our sex obsessed age but Alain de Botton is arguing that we don’t think too much about sex, we’re merely thinking about it in the wrong way. The author offers insights and ways to make us thing more deeply and wisely about sex.

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How to Think More About Sex by Alain de Botton, School of Life

In this rigorous and supremely honest book Alain de Botton helps us navigate the intimate and exciting yet often confusing and difficult experience that is sex. Few of us tend to feel we're entirely normal when it comes to sex, and what we're supposed to be feeling rarely matches up with the reality. This book argues that 21st-century sex is ultimately fated to be a balancing act between love and desire, and adventure and commitment. Covering topics that include lust, fetishism, adultery and pornography, Alain de Botton frankly articulates the dilemmas of modern sexuality, offering insights and consolation to help us think more deeply and wisely about the sex we are, or aren't, having. One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched May 2012: How to Stay Sane by Philippa Perry How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric How to Worry Less About Money by John Armstrong How to Change the World by John-Paul Flintoff How to Thrive in the Digital Age by Tom Chatfield How to Think More About Sex by Alain de Botton

About the Author

Alain de Botton is the author of the international bestsellers, How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Art of Travel and Religion for Atheists, and other books that try to throw light on the big challenges of our lives. He is the founder of Living Architecture (www.living-architecture.co.uk), a social enterprise which gets top architects to build holiday homes for rental by anyone. He is also founder of The School of Life (www.theschooloflife.com), for which this series has been designed.

The School of Life is a London-based enterprise that is dedicated to the most useful ideas relevant to the dilemmas of everyday life. We consider questions like: How can we fulfil our potential? Can work be inspiring? Why does community matter? Can relationships last a lifetime? We don't have all the answers, but we will direct you towards a variety of useful ideas from philosophy to literature, psychology to the visual arts that are guaranteed to stimulate, provoke, nourish and console.

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Book Info

Publication date

10th May 2012

Author

Alain de Botton, School of Life

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Author's Website

www.theschooloflife.com

Publisher

Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
160 pages

Categories

Lifestyle & Health
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Sex & sexuality, sex manuals

ISBN

9781447202271

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