eBooks & Audiobooks from The School of Life
The School of Life Press is dedicated to emotional intelligence; publishing lucid and consoling guides to fulfillment. As well as physical editions available for delivery worldwide, a selection of our titles is available to buy as eBooks & Audiobooks. Whether you’re looking to catch up on confidence, learn the secrets of self-knowledge, or undertake an entire emotional education, we have invaluable guides you can download today.
We often stay stuck with the level of confidence we have because we regard being confident as a matter of good luck. In fact, the opposite is true: confidence is a skill and its secrets can be learnt. This book walks us around the key issues that stop us from making more of our potential.
This essay book takes us on a journey into our deepest, most elusive selves and arms us with a set of tools to understand our characters properly. We come away with a newly clarified sense of who we are and what we need to watch out for when making decisions.
How to find Love
Choosing a partner is one of the most consequential and tricky decisions we will ever make, and the cost of repeated failure is immense. This book provides a crucial set of ideas to help us make safer, more imaginative and more effective choices in love. We learn the most common techniques we use to sabotage our chances of fulfilment and why, despite their costs, we unwittingly engage in them.
How to Overcome Your Childhood
We don’t have to remain prisoners of the past, but in order to liberate ourselves from our histories we must first become fully aware of them. This is a book about such a liberation. We are left with a powerful sense that building up an emotionally successful adult life is possible so long as we reflect with sufficient imagination and compassion on what happened to us a long while back.
The difference between success and failure often hangs on a concept that our standard education system never touches: confidence. This book walks us around the key issues that stop us from making more of our potential. We often stay stuck with the level of confidence we have because we regard being confident as a matter of good luck. In fact, the opposite is true: confidence is a skill and its secrets can be learnt.
How to Think More Effectively
We know that our minds are capable of great things because, every now and then, they come out with a brilliant idea. However, our minds are also unpredictable, spending large stretches of time idling or distracting themselves. This is a book about how to optimise these beautiful yet fitful instruments so that they can produce the sort of insights and ideas we need to fulfil our potential and achieve contentment.
The Great Thinkers is a collection of some of the most important ideas of Eastern and Western culture - drawn from the works of those philosophers, political theorists, sociologists, artists and novelists whom we believe have the most to offer to us today. This book contains the canon of The School of Life, the gallery of individuals across the millenia who help to frame our intellectual project.
Big Ideas for Curious Minds
Children are, in many ways, born philosophers. Big Ideas for Curious Minds is designed to harness children’s spontaneous philosophical instinct and to develop it through introductions to some of the most vibrant and essential philosophical ideas from history. The book takes us to meet leading figures of philosophy from around the world and from all eras – and shows us how their ideas continue to matter.
Few life skills are as neglected, yet as important, as the ability to remain calm. This is a book that patiently unpacks the causes of our greatest stresses and gives us a succession of highly persuasive, beautiful and sometimes dryly comic arguments with which to defend ourselves against panic and fury.
A guide to understanding and soothing our troubled minds. Across a series of meditative essays, it explores the causes of anxiety, how we experience its effects, and what we can do when under its influence. The tone is helpful, compassionate and practical: providing a pathway to a calmer future.
This essay book takes us on a journey into our most elusive selves and arms us with a set of tools to understand our characters properly. We come away with a newly clarified sense of who we are, what we need to watch out for when making decisions, and what our priorities and potential might be.