Status Anxiety

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Alain de Botton

Narrated By: Alain de Botton

Publisher: Penguin Books LTD

Date: May 2005

Duration: 2 hours 51 minutes


There are few more powerful desires than the wish to be thought of as a success, worthy of dignity and respect. We long for status and dread its opposite. But such aspirations and anxieties are rarely spoken about -- or at least not without sarcasm, embarrassment or condemnation. In STATUS ANXIETY, Alain de Botton asks where our worries about questions of status come from and what, if anything, we can do to reduce them. Looking at how people have coped with these anxieties in the past, and appealing to philosophers, historians, politicians and artists, de Botton brings status anxiety out into the open with a range of unexpected examples and entertaining anecdotes.

Abridged downloadable audiobook. Read by the author. Duration approx 3 hours.


Status Anxiety

by Alain de Botton

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Status Anxiety, Alain de Botton