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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

The School of Life

The School of Life is dedicated to exploring life’s big questions: How can we fulfill our potential? Can work be inspiring? Why does community matter? Can relationships last a lifetime? We don’t have all the answers, but we will direct you toward a variety of useful ideas—from philosophy to literature, psychology to the visual arts—that are guaranteed to stimulate, provoke and console.

  • How to Choose a Partner
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    • How to Choose a Partner

    • The School of Life
      Susan Quilliam
      Picador

    • We don’t have all the answers—but we can help you choose a partner.

      Choosing a romantic partner is one of contemporary life’s biggest adventures. But other aspects...

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  • How to Be Bored
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    • How to Be Bored

    • The School of Life
      Eva Hoffman
      Picador

    • In the latest installment of the acclaimed School of Life series, learn how to make peace with your down time—and even benefit from it.

      Lethargic inactivity can be debilitating and...

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  • How to Think Like an Entrepreneur
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    • How to Think Like an Entrepreneur

    • The School of Life
      Philip Delves Broughton
      Picador

    • Explore how entrepreneurial thinking can dramatically improve your work, life and relationships

      Having the drive, ambition and inspiration to start a new business takes a special mind-set...

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  • How to Be a Leader
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    • How to Be a Leader

    • The School of Life
      Martin Bjergegaard and Cosmina Popa
      Picador

    • What does it really mean to take a leadership role? In this book, learn how true leaders are made and how you can be one too

      No one is born to lead. This is the idea at the heart of...

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  • How to Age
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    • How to Age

    • The School of Life
      Anne Karpf
      Picador

    • THE SCHOOL OF LIFE IS DEDICATED TO EXPLORING LIFE'S BIG QUESTIONS IN HIGHLY-PORTABLE PAPERBACKS, FEATURING FRENCH FLAPS AND DECKLE EDGES, THAT THE NEW YORK TIMES CALLS "DAMNABLY CUTE." WE DON'T HAVE...

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  • How to Think About Exercise
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    • How to Think About Exercise

    • The School of Life
      Damon Young
      Picador

    • USING PHILOSOPHY TO EXPLORE THE BIG IDEAS BEHIND FITNESS AND WAYS TO ENJOY EXERCISE WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR MIND BEHIND

      It can often seem as though existence is split in two: body and mind, flesh...

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  • How to Deal with Adversity
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    • How to Deal with Adversity

    • The School of Life
      Christopher Hamilton
      Picador

    • THE SCHOOL OF LIFE IS DEDICATED TO EXPLORING LIFE'S BIG QUESTIONS IN HIGHLY-PORTABLE PAPERBACKS, FEATURING FRENCH FLAPS AND DECKLE EDGES, THAT THE NEW YORK TIMES CALLS "DAMNABLY CUTE." WE DON'T HAVE...

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  • How to Be Alone
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    • How to Be Alone

    • The School of Life
      Sara Maitland
      Picador

    • IN THIS AGE OF CONSTANT CONNECTIVITY, LEARN HOW TO ENJOY SOLITUDE AND FIND HAPPINESS WITHOUT OTHERS.

      Our fast-paced society does not approve of solitude; being alone is antisocial and some...

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  • How to Change the World
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    • How to Change the World

    • The School of Life
      John-Paul Flintoff
      Picador

    • THE SCHOOL OF LIFE IS DEDICATED TO EXPLORING LIFE'S BIG QUESTIONS IN HIGHLY-PORTABLE PAPERBACKS, FEATURING FRENCH FLAPS AND DECKLE EDGES, THAT THE NEW YORK TIMES CALLS "DAMNABLY CUTE." WE DON'T HAVE...

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  • How to Find Fulfilling Work
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    • How to Find Fulfilling Work

    • The School of Life
      Roman Krznaric
      Picador

    • THE SCHOOL OF LIFE IS DEDICATED TO EXPLORING LIFE'S BIG QUESTIONS IN HIGHLY-PORTABLE PAPERBACKS, FEATURING FRENCH FLAPS AND DECKLE EDGES, THAT THE NEW YORK TIMES CALLS "DAMNABLY CUTE." WE DON'T HAVE...

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  • How to Think More About Sex
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    • How to Think More About Sex

    • The School of Life
      Alain de Botton
      Picador

    • THE SCHOOL OF LIFE IS DEDICATED TO EXPLORING LIFE'S BIG QUESTIONS IN HIGHLY-PORTABLE PAPERBACKS, FEATURING FRENCH FLAPS AND DECKLE EDGES, THAT THE NEW YORK TIMES CALLS "DAMNABLY CUTE." WE DON'T HAVE...

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  • How to Stay Sane
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    • How to Stay Sane

    • The School of Life
      Philippa Perry
      Picador

    • THE SCHOOL OF LIFE IS DEDICATED TO EXPLORING LIFE'S BIG QUESTIONS IN HIGHLY-PORTABLE PAPERBACKS, FEATURING FRENCH FLAPS AND DECKLE EDGES, THAT THE NEW YORK TIMES CALLS "DAMNABLY CUTE." WE DON'T HAVE...

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