About the Author
Alain de Botton is the bestselling author of "How Proust Can Change Your Life, " as well as numerous other works of fiction and essays. He is well-known for making complex philosophical and artistic subjects accessible for a wider audience. De Botton founded the School of Life, a series of lectures in London that aim to make academic learning applicable to real life. With the success of the school, this concept was adapted into The School of Life book series. De Botton lives and works in London.
Simon Vance is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won twelve prestigious Audie Awards and was "Booklist" s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.