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D'Aquila, Ulysses. Review of How Proust Can Change Your Life, by Alain de Botton. Lambda Book Report 6, no. 8 (March 1998): 29.

Provides a review contending that How Proust Can Change Your Life is an engaging and intelligent work, but warns that it should not be seen as a substitute for reading the work of Marcel Proust.

Edmundson, Mark. “Advice for the Lovelorn.” Washington Post Book World (2 July 2000): 8.

Presents a review classifying The Consolations of Philosophy as a self-help book.

Moloney, Daniel P. “Happy Thoughts.” National Review 52, no. 15 (14 August 2000): 69-70.

Review arguing that de Botton's observations in The Consolations of Philosophy are “charming,” but ultimately too banal and eclectic for their own good.

Additional coverage of de Botton's life and career is contained in the following sources published by Thomson Gale: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 159; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vol. 96; and Literature Resource Center.