Kiss & Tell by Alain De Botton

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Dr. Samuel Johnson observed that everyone's life is a subject worthy of the biographer's art. The narrator of Kiss & Tell takes this idea to heart, and decides to write about the next person who walks into his life: Isabel Rogers, apparently an ordinary woman. But as the biographer's understanding of Isabel deepens, her smallest quirks, private habits and opinions become worthy of the most painstaking investigation--and unexpectedly attractive to her biographer.
 

About Alain De Botton

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Born in Zurich, Switzerland on December 20, 1969, Alain de Botton was educated at Cambridge University, England, and now divides his time between London and Washington, D.C. With the publication of his first novel, Essays in Love, de Botton quickly became one of the most talked about British novelists of the 1990s. Although the basic plot of Essays in Love (published in the U.S. as On Love) is a rather typical love story, de Botton presents it in a unique and humorous way. De Botton's other novels include The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping and the Novel, which is written in a similar style to Essays on Love, and Kiss and Tell, which follows a would-be biographer as he attempts to write the life story of the first person he encounters. Alain de Botton is also the author of How Proust Can Change Your Life: Not a Novel.
 
Published May 15, 1997 by Picador. 288 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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