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Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton
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Feb 20, 08

bookshelves: essays, favorites, philosophy, political-theory, social-theory, to-re-read
Recommended for: Shinynickel
Read in February, 2008

This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. de Botton uses his usual clear and accessible style of philosophizing to dissect just why it is we never seem to be happy where we are, and just what it is that makes us always want more. This is one of those books that should be read once every year. de Botton is probably my favorite living author, and this book hit me at just the right moment in my life, but I suspect it will be relative and useful to me my whole life long.
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