The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton


Hardcover. Conditon: Very Good. Dust Jacket: Good. 2000. Hamish Hamilton (Published by Penguin).

Solace for the broken heart can be found in the words of Schopenhauer. The ancient Greek Epicurus has the wisest, and most affordable, solution to cash flow problems. A remedy for impotence lies in Montaigne. Seneca offers advice upon losing a job. And Nietzsche has shrewd counsel for everything from loneliness to illness. The Consolations of Philosophy is a book as accessibly erudite as it is useful and entertaining.