The News

    The News

    A User's Manual

    Alain de Botton

    Hamish Hamilton 2014

    Hardback 267pp Illustrated 178x130mm

    9780241146477   Product Code: 22938

    Alain de Botton reflects on the modern-day addiction to the news and tries to show how 'this ubiquitous and familiar habit' is actually 'a lot weirder and rather more hazardous' than we think. He takes a number of news stories - from MPs' expenses to an air crash - and subjects them to intense analysis, while also examining our responses to news items such as murder, disasters and celebrities' love lives.

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