Calm: The Harmony and Serenity We Crave

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UPC: 9781915087140
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Authors: The School of Life
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ The School of Life (September 6, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 176 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1915087147
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1915087140

Think your way to serenity. 

Calmness isn’t just a state of mind. It’s an essential life skill that, when practiced, can dramatically improve our everyday lives. This fascinating and pragmatic book argues that we can educate ourselves in the art of keeping calm not through slow breathing or special teas but through thinking. It patiently unpacks the root causes of our collective anxieties and gives us a succession of highly persuasive, beautiful, and sometimes dryly comic arguments with which to defend ourselves against panic and frustration. Part of a new essential paperback series from The School of Life, covering a range of emotional lessons needed in order to lead fulfilled and happy lives.

  • THE ESSENTIAL MENTAL TOOLKIT provides readers with the skills needed to face life’s challenges with serenity. 
  • EXPLORES THE ROOT CAUSES of our collective cultural anxieties. 
  • A REFRESHING APPROACH to the art of finding calm in a chaotic world. 


Reviews from the hardback edition of Calm: 

"This book is beautifully written and incredibly comforting. The writing itself makes you feel calm, and it seems to instill a seed of hope in you that you really can lead a more calm and peaceful life."

"Beautifully written application of philosophy to everyday life. Highly recommended."

"Engaging. Insightful. Well thought out arc of ideas on and around ‘calm’ with tangible activities one can immediately implement."

"What an amazing book! The structure, the wording, the examples and the references in history makes this piece a real gem. When you are going after calm in life, calm will not happen but, when you are going after a calmer life, calm will prevail. Brilliant."

"A wonderful book that explores all aspects of being calm." "This book has helped me in an unimaginable way."

About the Author

The School of Life is a global organization helping people lead more fulfilled lives. Through our range of books, gifts and stationery we aim to prompt more thoughtful natures and help everyone to find fulfillment.

The School of Life is a resource for exploring self-knowledge, relationships, work, socializing, finding calm, and enjoying culture through content, community, and conversation. You can find us online, in stores and in welcoming spaces around the world offering classes, events, and one-to-one therapy sessions.

The School of Life is a rapidly growing global brand, with over 7 million YouTube subscribers, 389,000 Facebook followers, 174,000 Instagram followers and 166,000 Twitter followers.

The School of Life Press brings together the thinking and ideas of the School of Life creative team under the direction of series editor, Alain de Botton. Their books share a coherent, curated message that speaks with one voice: calm, reassuring, and sane.