eBooks 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. 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.

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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.


下载快孤成人appThis 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.

On Confidence

下载快孤成人appThe 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

下载快孤成人appWe 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.

Great Thinkers

下载快孤成人appThe 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.

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