The Consolations of Philosophy - Alain De Botton
The Consolations of Philosophy - Alain De Botton
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The title of the book is a reference to Boethius's magnum opus 

Consolation of Philosophy, in which philosophy appears as an allegorical figure to Boethius to console him in the year he was imprisoned, leading up to his impending execution.

In Consolations, de Botton attempts to console the reader through everyday problems (or at least help them to understand them) by extensively quoting and interpreting a number of philosophers. These are categorised in a number of chapters with one philosopher used in each.