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01 September 2012
Humanities; Popular psychology
Do you worry about how well you're doing? Are you envious of your friends' success? Are you suffering from status anxiety?

We all worry about what others think of us. We all long to succeed and fear failure. We all suffer - to a greater or lesser degree, usually privately and with embarrassment - from status anxiety.

For the first time, Alain de Botton gives a name to his universal condition and sets out to investigate both its origins and possible solutions. He looks at history, philosophy, economics, art and politics - and reveals the many ingenious ways that great minds have overcome their worries. The result is a book that is not only entertaining and thought-provoking - but genuinely wise and helpful as well.
By:   Alain de Botton
Read by:   Nicholas Bell
Imprint:   Bolinda
Country of Publication:   Australia
Edition:   Abridged edition
ISBN:   9781743119112
ISBN 10:   1743119119
Publication Date:   01 September 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   CD-Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Status Anxiety

His richest, funniest, most heartfelt work yet, packed with erudition and brimming with an elegant originality of mind ... An informative joy to read. -- The Seattle Times A smart and amusing inquiry ... Thick with social history and as funny as [it is] acute. -- The Boston Globe

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