The School of Life

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How to Think More About Sex Summary

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. By examining sex from a subjective - rather than scientific - perspective, he uncovers new ideas on how we can achieve that balance.

Pulling back the sheets on modern sexuality, How to Think About Sex offers important and surprising wisdom that proves that being good in bed is really all in your head.

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    • How to Think More About Sex

    • The School of Life
    • By: Alain De Botton
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
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      4 out of 5 stars 53
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Alain knows us

    • By RAUL on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £6.99

    • How to Stay Sane

    • The School of Life
    • By: Philippa Perry
    • Narrated by: Zoe-Anne Phillips
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poor narration and poor content

    • By Brenda on 04-02-13

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    • How to Find Fulfilling Work

    • The School of Life
    • By: Roman Krznaric
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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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
    • By: John Armstrong
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting at times

    • By David on 04-03-15

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    • How to Change the World

    • The School of Life
    • By: John-Paul Flintoff
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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
    • By: Tom Chatfield
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Potted philosophy and technology

    • By John on 01-01-13

    Regular price: £6.99