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Dr. Samuel Johnson observed that everyone's life is a subject worthy of the biographer's art. Accused by a former girlfriend of being unable to empathize, the narrator of Kiss & Tell takes Johnson's idea to heart and decides to write about the next person who walks into his life.

He meets Isabel Rogers, a production assistant at a small stationery company in London, apparently an ordinary woman. But as the biographer's understanding of Isabel deepens, she becomes remarkable. Her smallest quirks, private habits, and opinions become worthy of the most painstaking investigation—and unexpectedly attractive to her biographer.

Synopsis:

Dr. Samuel Johnson observed that everyone's life is a subject worthy of the biographer's art. Accused by a former girlfriend of being unable to empathize with this sentiment, the narrator of "Kiss & Tell" takes Johnson's idea to heart, and decides to write about the next person he encounters. "Original, intelligence, and beguiling . . . after reading it, you may never again look at biography in quite the same way".--"Washington Post Book World". of photos.

About the Author

Alain De Botton was born in Switzerland in 1969, educated at Cambridge, and lives in London. He is the author of The Romantic Movement (Picador) and How Proust Can Change Your Life. His first novel, On Love, was published in fifteen countries, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Fiction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312155612
Author:
de Botton, Alain
Publisher:
Picador USA
Author:
de Botton, Alain
Author:
Alain de Botton
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Biography as a literary form
Subject:
Biographers
Subject:
Women -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19970531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes eight black-and-white photograp
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.29 x 5.46 x 0.77 in

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"Synopsis" by , Dr. Samuel Johnson observed that everyone's life is a subject worthy of the biographer's art. Accused by a former girlfriend of being unable to empathize with this sentiment, the narrator of "Kiss & Tell" takes Johnson's idea to heart, and decides to write about the next person he encounters. "Original, intelligence, and beguiling . . . after reading it, you may never again look at biography in quite the same way".--"Washington Post Book World". of photos.
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