Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to sit down with world-class performers of all different types—from startup founders and investors to chess champions to Olympic athletes. This episode, however, is an experiment and part of a shorter series I’m doing called “Books I’ve Loved.” I’ve invited some amazing past guests, close friends, and new faces to share their favorite books—the books that have influenced them, changed them, and transformed them for the better. I hope you pick up one or two new mentors—in the form of books—from this new series and apply the lessons in your own life.
Alain de Botton (@alaindebotton) is the founder and Chairman of The School of Life. He is a writer of essayistic books that have been described as a “philosophy of everyday life.” He’s written on love, travel, architecture, and literature, including the titles How Proust Can Change Your Life and The Consolations of Philosophy. His books have been bestsellers in 30 countries.
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Home Is Where We Start From by D. W. Winnicott
The Wisdom of Life by Arthur Schopenhauer
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One Reply to “Books I’ve Loved — Alain de Botton (#459)”
I think the book that you have posted is the wrong one. – ‘The Wisdom of Life’ by Arthur Schopenhauer. I just read it and it has nthing to do with what Alan sais and the quote he mentions is not in the book.