Essays In Love will appeal to anyone who has ever been in a relationship or confused about love. The book charts the progress of a relationship between a man and a woman, from their first kiss to the onset of anxiety and heartbreak.
His first book, Essays in Love (titled On Love in the US), minutely analysed the process of falling in and out of love. The style of the book was unusual, because it mixed elements of a novel together with reflections and analyses normally found in a piece of non-fiction. It's a book of which many readers are still fondest.
Alain De Botton encapsulates his many experiences in love in one relationship between a 'fictional' man and woman. The relationship is narrated first-hand from the man's point of view (or the author's) and recounts all the ups and downs that they face, and then looks at them philosophically, critically, trying to understand why they occurred in the first place.Essays in Love: Reviews Gabriele Annan in The Spectator, 30 October 1993 On a BA flight from Paris to London the narrator picks up Chloe who happens to be sitting in the next seat. He takes her out to dinner, they go bed together, fall in love and begin a serious affair.CHERYL STRAYED s award-winning stories and essays have appeared in more than a dozen magazines, including the New York Times Magazine, Allure, Elle, and Nerve. Widely anthologized, her creative nonfiction has been selected twice for The Best American Essays, and Joyce Carol Oates singled her out for the opening piece in The Best New American Voices 2003.
Essays In Love is an iconic book - one that should be read by anyone who has ever fallen in love. PRAISE FOR ALAIN DE BOTTON 'The book's success has much to do with its beautifully modelled sentences, its wry humour and its unwavering deadpan respect for its reader's intelligence. .. full of keen observation and flashes of genuine lyricism, acuity and depth.'.