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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 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 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 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 Change the World
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    • How to Change the World

    • The School of Life
      John-Paul Flintoff
      Picador

    • THE SCHOOL OF LIFE SERIES 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."...

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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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  • 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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      • Audio Book
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