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The School of Life: Small Pleasures: What Makes Life Truly Valuable

The School of Life

An intriguing, evocative guide to the power of life's small pleasures.

From the distinctive delight of holding a child's hand to the paradoxical fun of a friendly argument to the peaceful joy of watching a sunset, this is a guide to the wealth of small pleasures that comprise our daily lives.

In a culture that encourages the pursuit of large, self-aggrandizing gratification, this book is a refreshing reminder that small pleasures are in fact points of access to the great themes of our lives. By focusing our attention on the small moments that move us, we heighten our senses and return to the world with newfound excitement and enthusiasm.

Part of a new essential paperback series from The School of Life, covering a range of emotional lessons needed in order to lead fulfilled and happy lives.

  • 52 SHORT AND DIGESTIBLE meditations on life's small pleasure, designed for five minute snatches of time in between real life demands.
  • REFOCUS YOUR GAZE ON THE SMALL THINGS -- and gain a fresh perspective and look at life with new found enthusiasm and energy.

Book Details

  • Publisher: School of Life
  • Publish Date: Oct 4th, 2022
  • Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.40in - 5.30in - 0.80in - 0.70lb
  • EAN: 9781915087164
  • Categories: Personal Growth - HappinessEmotionsMindfulness & Meditation

About the Author

The School of Life is a global organization helping people lead more fulfilled lives. Through our range of books, gifts and stationery we aim to prompt more thoughtful natures and help everyone to find fulfillment.

The School of Life is a resource for exploring self-knowledge, relationships, work, socializing, finding calm, and enjoying culture through content, community, and conversation. You can find us online, in stores and in welcoming spaces around the world offering classes, events, and one-to-one therapy sessions.

The School of Life is a rapidly growing global brand, with over 7 million YouTube subscribers, 389,000 Facebook followers, 174,000 Instagram followers and 166,000 Twitter followers.

The School of Life Press brings together the thinking and ideas of the School of Life creative team under the direction of series editor, Alain de Botton. Their books share a coherent, curated message that speaks with one voice: calm, reassuring, and sane.

Praise for this book

Reviews from the hardback edition of Small Pleasures:

"A book reminding us of all the small moments we overlook when they happen." - Emma Gannon, Ctr Alt Delete podcast

"Helps cultivate appreciation and a generally happier life in noticing the little things. I would recommend it to all."