Small Pleasures


by The School of Life
edited by Alain de Botton

“… A book reminding us of all the small moments we overlook when they happen.”―Emma Gannon, Ctr Alt Delete podcast

So often, we exhaust ourselves and the planet in a search for very large pleasures―while all around us lies a wealth of small pleasures, which―if only we paid more attention―could daily bring us solace and joy at little cost and effort. But we need some encouragement to focus our gaze.

This is a book to guide us to the best of life’s small pleasures: everything from the distinctive delight of holding a child’s hand to the enjoyment of disagreeing with someone to the joy of the evening sky; an intriguing, evocative mix of small pleasures that will heighten our senses and return us to the world with new-found excitement and enthusiasm.

Hardcover | 248 pages | The School of Life; Illustrated edition | 2018

The School of Life is a London-based organisation built to help us find calm, self-understanding, resilience and connection – especially during troubled times. The School of Life Press was established to condense their learning into a collection of wise and considered texts. The titles are designed to entertain, educate, console and transform.


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