Status Anxiety
  • Release Date : 10 December 2008
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Categories : Philosophy
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780307491336
  • ISBN 10 : 0307491331
Score: 4
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Synopsis : Status Anxiety written by Alain De Botton, published by Vintage which was released on 10 December 2008. Download Status Anxiety Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Anyone who’s ever lost sleep over an unreturned phone call or the neighbor’s Lexus had better read Alain de Botton’s irresistibly clear-headed new book, immediately. For in its pages, a master explicator of our civilization and its discontents turns his attention to the insatiable quest for status, a quest that has less to do with material comfort than with love. To demonstrate his thesis, de Botton ranges through Western history and thought from St. Augustine to Andrew Carnegie and Machiavelli to Anthony Robbins. Whether it’s assessing the class-consciousness of Christianity or the convulsions of consumer capitalism, dueling or home-furnishing, Status Anxiety is infallibly entertaining. And when it examines the virtues of informed misanthropy, art appreciation, or walking a lobster on a leash, it is not only wise but helpful.