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Alain de Botton

Swiss Writer, Philosopher & Television Presenter

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 Alain de Botton Biography

Alain de Botton, FRSL is a Swiss writer, philosopher, and television presenter who currently lives in the United Kingdom. His books and television programmes discuss various contemporary subjects and themes, emphasizing philosophy's relevance to everyday life. At 23, he published Essays in Love (1993), which went on to sell two million copies. Other bestsellers include How Proust Can Change Your Life (1997), Status Anxiety (2004) and The Architecture of Happiness (2006).

In August 2008, he was a founding member of a new educational establishment in central London called The School of Life. In May 2009, he was a founding member of a new architectural organization called "Living Architecture". In October of that same year, de Botton was appointed an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), in recognition of his services to architecture. In 2011, de Botton was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL).

What he offers you

Acclaimed philosopher, Alain de Botton offers a kinder, gentler philosophy of success, giving us a great lesson on how to relate to ourselves, and how to relax counter-productive emotions. The way he organizes his thoughts, and combines philosophy with pragmatism, is truly engaging. His goal is (through any of his mediums) to help clients learn "how to live wisely and well". He was an extremely popular speaker at TEDGlobal 2009.

How he presents

With a philosophical eye and his characteristic combination of wit and wisdom, Alain de Botton's humorous, articulate and eye opening talks are given with an elegance philosophers might envy. He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in our work and skilfully raises the big questions we all tend to ask of our work.

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Books
Art as Therapy

Art as Therapy

Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion (Vintage)

Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion (Vintage)

How to Think More About Sex (The School of Life)

How to Think More About Sex (The School of Life)

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work (Vintage International)

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work (Vintage International)

The Architecture of Happiness

The Architecture of Happiness

On Love: A Novel

On Love: A Novel

Speaking Topics
  • A Kinder, Gentler Philosophy of Success

    Based on a legendary TED talk (downloaded 1million times), Alain de Botton discusses our ideas of success in the modern world, and argues that we're perhaps all both more and less successful than we tend to think. An entertaining, wise and witty tour around the pressure to be 'a success'.

  • The Modern World of Work

    Drawing on his acclaimed book, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, Alain de Botton considers what makes the modern workplace so challenging, how we strive to find meaning in what we do, and why colleagues is both infuriating and hugely important. Mixing history, psychology and philosophy, this is a talk to console and inspire.

  • The Consolations of Philosophy

    Philosophy is often seen as a dry and obscure subject, but in this talk, Alain de Botton shows how the great philosophers remain important guides to our contemporary lives. Taking in great names from Socrates to Nietzsche, this talk will inform as well as heal. Based on the bestselling book, The Consolations of Philosophy.

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Alain de Botton

Swiss Writer, Philosopher & Television Presenter

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Alain de Botton Biography

Alain de Botton, FRSL is a Swiss writer, philosopher, and television presenter who currently lives in the United Kingdom. His books and television programmes discuss various contemporary subjects and themes, emphasizing philosophy's relevance to everyday life. At 23, he published Essays in Love (1993), which went on to sell two million copies. Other bestsellers include How Proust Can Change Your Life (1997), Status Anxiety (2004) and The Architecture of Happiness (2006).

In August 2008, he was a founding member of a new educational establishment in central London called The School of Life. In May 2009, he was a founding member of a new architectural organization called "Living Architecture". In October of that same year, de Botton was appointed an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), in recognition of his services to architecture. In 2011, de Botton was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL).

What he offers you

Acclaimed philosopher, Alain de Botton offers a kinder, gentler philosophy of success, giving us a great lesson on how to relate to ourselves, and how to relax counter-productive emotions. The way he organizes his thoughts, and combines philosophy with pragmatism, is truly engaging. His goal is (through any of his mediums) to help clients learn "how to live wisely and well". He was an extremely popular speaker at TEDGlobal 2009.

How he presents

With a philosophical eye and his characteristic combination of wit and wisdom, Alain de Botton's humorous, articulate and eye opening talks are given with an elegance philosophers might envy. He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in our work and skilfully raises the big questions we all tend to ask of our work.

Alain de Botton Videos

  • Alain de Botton: Atheism 2.0
    http://www.ted.com What aspects of religion should atheists (respectfully) adopt? Alain de Botton suggests a "religion for atheists" -- call it...
  • Alain de Botton: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success
    http://www.ted.com Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure -- and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is...
  • What Are You Worth? Getting Past Status Anxiety.

Alain de Botton Books

Alain de Botton Speaking Topics

  • A Kinder, Gentler Philosophy of Success

    Based on a legendary TED talk (downloaded 1million times), Alain de Botton discusses our ideas of success in the modern world, and argues that we're perhaps all both more and less successful than we tend to think. An entertaining, wise and witty tour around the pressure to be 'a success'.

  • The Modern World of Work

    Drawing on his acclaimed book, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, Alain de Botton considers what makes the modern workplace so challenging, how we strive to find meaning in what we do, and why colleagues is both infuriating and hugely important. Mixing history, psychology and philosophy, this is a talk to console and inspire.

  • The Consolations of Philosophy

    Philosophy is often seen as a dry and obscure subject, but in this talk, Alain de Botton shows how the great philosophers remain important guides to our contemporary lives. Taking in great names from Socrates to Nietzsche, this talk will inform as well as heal. Based on the bestselling book, The Consolations of Philosophy.

FAQs on booking Alain de Botton

  • How to book Alain de Botton?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Alain de Botton for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Alain de Botton, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Alain de Botton or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Alain de Botton?

    Booking fees for Alain de Botton, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Alain de Botton, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Alain de Botton?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Alain de Botton for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Alain de Botton for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Alain de Botton or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Alain de Botton or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Alain de Botton is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Alain de Botton for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Alain de Botton generally travels from LondonUK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ray Kurzweil, Peter Rojas, Jonathan Haidt, Steven Mazie and Professor Richard Dawkins. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Alain de Botton for an upcoming event.

Alain de Botton Speaker Videos

  • Alain de Botton: Atheism 2.0
    http://www.ted.com What aspects of religion should atheists (respectfully) adopt? Alain de Botton suggests a "religion for atheists" -- call it Atheism 2.0 -- that incorporates religious forms and...
    Alain de Botton: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success
    http://www.ted.com Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure -- and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is success always earned? Is failure? He makes an...
  • What Are You Worth? Getting Past Status Anxiety.
    Alain de Botton: How Proust Can Change Your Life
  • The Theory of Everything - Clip
    Alain de Botton, Philosopher & Author - The Theory of Everything

Alain de Botton Speaking Topics

  • A Kinder, Gentler Philosophy of Success

    Based on a legendary TED talk (downloaded 1million times), Alain de Botton discusses our ideas of success in the modern world, and argues that we're perhaps all both more and less successful than we tend to think. An entertaining, wise and witty tour around the pressure to be 'a success'.

  • The Modern World of Work

    Drawing on his acclaimed book, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, Alain de Botton considers what makes the modern workplace so challenging, how we strive to find meaning in what we do, and why colleagues is both infuriating and hugely important. Mixing history, psychology and philosophy, this is a talk to console and inspire.

  • The Consolations of Philosophy

    Philosophy is often seen as a dry and obscure subject, but in this talk, Alain de Botton shows how the great philosophers remain important guides to our contemporary lives. Taking in great names from Socrates to Nietzsche, this talk will inform as well as heal. Based on the bestselling book, The Consolations of Philosophy.

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