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The News: A User’s Manual

The News: A User's Manual

The news is everywhere. We can’t stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds? We are never really taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face every day, writes Alain de Botton (author of the best-selling The Architecture of Happiness), but this has a huge impact on our sense of what matters and of how we should lead our lives. In his dazzling new book, de Botton takes 25 archetypal news stories – including an airplane crash, a murder, a celebrity interview and a political scandal – and submits them to unusually intense analysis with a view to helping us navigate our news-soaked age.

©2014 Alain de Botton (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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