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Alain de Botton

Born: 20-Dec-1969
Birthplace: Zurich, Switzerland

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: Switzerland
Executive summary: The Architecture of Happiness

Father: Gilbert de Botton (d. 2000 heart attack)
Mother: Jacqueline Burgauer
Sister: Miel
Wife: Charlotte (m. 2003, two sons)
Son: Samuel (b. 2004)
Son: Saul (b. 2006)

    High School: Dragon School
    High School: Harrow School
    University: Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University (1991)
    University: MPhil, King's College, University of London (1992)
    University: Harvard University (graduate study)

    The Independent Sunday Columnist (1998-2000)
    Royal Society of Literature
    Jewish Ancestry

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Author of books:
Essays in Love (1993, novel)
The Romantic Movement (1994, novel)
Kiss and Tell (1995, novel)
How Proust Can Change Your Life (1997, nonfiction)
The Consolations of Philosophy (2000, nonfiction)
The Art of Travel (2002, nonfiction)
Status Anxiety (2004, nonfiction)
The Architecture of Happiness (2006, nonfiction)
The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work (2009, nonfiction)
A Week at the Airport (2009, nonfictoin)
Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion (2012, nonfiction)

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