The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton

The Art of Travel

Alain de Botton

nonfiction essays philosophy travel informative reflective slow-paced

272 pages | first published 2002

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Any Baedeker will tell us where we ought to travel, but only Alain de Botton will tell us how and why. With the same intelligence and insouciant charm he brought to How Proust Can Save Your Life, de Botton considers the pleasures of anticipation; ...
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reflective 87%
informative 70%
adventurous 41%
inspiring 41%
hopeful 20%
lighthearted 20%
relaxing 20%
challenging 8%
funny 4%


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slow 33%
fast 29%

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