The School of Life
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  • How to Think More About Sex: The School of Life | Alain De Botton

    How to Think More About Sex: The School of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Alain De Botton
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    View your sex life in a different light and learn how it can make you happier. Sex is the most intimately human experience there is. It is can also be the most confusing. Our desire to be together conflicts with our desire to avoid vulnerability and appear 'normal', leaving us detached, desensitised or embarrassed. Covering topics including adultery, lust, pornography and impotence, Alain de Botton argues that 21st century sex will always be a balancing act of trust versus risk, and of primal desire versus studied civility.

    Alain knows us

    Again Alain identifies an all too well-known subject and with his eyes and mind and words makes us see it in a fresh new way. I guess the stress mark ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 December 2012 by RAUL (JONKOPING, Sweden)
  • How to Stay Sane: The School of Life | Philippa Perry

    How to Stay Sane: The School of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Philippa Perry
    • Narrated By Zoe-Anne Phillips
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    Philippa Perry's handbook consoles, nourishes and gently leads us on the path to sanity and emotional balance. There is no simple set of instructions that can guarantee sanity, but if you want to overcome emotional difficulties and become happier, psychotherapist Philippa Perry argues that there are four cornerstones to sanity you can influence to bring about change.

    Poor narration and poor content

    The first thing I noticed was the lack of connection the narrator had with the material. The narrator's voice kept going up at the end, when it was n..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 February 2013 by Brenda (Dunstable, United Kingdom)
  • How to Find Fulfilling Work: The School of Life | Roman Krznaric

    How to Find Fulfilling Work: The School of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Roman Krznaric
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    Find life-enhancing work and realise your potential with this enlightening read. This is a book about how to take working life in new directions - how to negotiate the labyrinth of choices, how to think about personal ambitions and motivations, and ultimately how to take concrete steps to finding a fulfilling career. It is a self-help book with a difference. Standard career guides are filled with pop psychology and bullet-point advice for writing CVs and making action plans, but How to Find Fulfilling Work casts its net wider.

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  • How to Worry Less about Money: The School of Life | John Armstrong

    How to Worry Less about Money: The School of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By John Armstrong
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    Break free of your destructive relationship with money, and learn how money can make you happy. Our relationship with money is one that lasts a lifetime. It can be as important as family life, as competitive as work, and as exciting and secretive as love. Yet books about money tend to take one of two routes: a) how to get more, or b) how to deal with less. This book turns these questions upside down, and looks not at money itself, but at the way we view it. How does money drive us? How does it frighten us?

    Fascinating exploration

    If you are looking for a book that tells you how to make money or how to survive with less money, this isn't that book. I think this expectation is po..Show More »

    Reviewed on 03 November 2016 by Georgia ()
  • How to Change the World: The School of Life | John-Paul Flintoff

    How to Change the World: The School of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By John-Paul Flintoff
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    Learn to take action and make a difference - one step at a time. How to Change the World combines insights from Tolstoy, Gandhi and Sartre and outlines a refreshing theory of political power, giving examples of successful non-violent action from across the world, from the start of recorded history to the present day.

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  • How to Thrive in the Digital Age: The School of Life | Tom Chatfield

    How to Thrive in the Digital Age: The School of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Tom Chatfield
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    Unpick the complexities of our digital world and discover how to live well within it. Over the last decade, through digital media, we have crossed a number of significant thresholds: the interconnection of over half of the world's adult population through mobile telephony and the internet and the devotion of more than half the waking hours of a western generation to mediated experience.

    Potted philosophy and technology

    Interesting, bang up-to-date, thoughtful and wise. Concise and exactly what I had hoped it would be. Includes a varied list of suggestions for further..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 January 2013 by John (Eltham, London, United Kingdom)