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What They Forgot to Teach You at School: Essential emotional lessons needed to thrive
The School of Life
The School of Life / Hardcover / Oct 2021
9781912891399 (ISBN-10: 1912891395)
Emotional Intelligence / Self Esteem
price: $29.95 (may be subject to change)
144 pages
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A collection of the essential emotional lessons we need in order to thrive.

We probably went to school for what felt like a very long time. We probably took care with our homework. Along the way we surely learnt intriguing things about equations, the erosion of glaciers, the history of the Founding Fathers, and the tenses of foreign languages.

But why, despite all the lessons we sat through, were we never taught the really important things that dominate and trouble our lives: who to start a relationship with, how to trust people, how to understand one’s psyche, how to move on from sorrow or betrayal, and how to cope with anxiety and shame?


"This practical guide has a barrage of ideas on facing the real challenges of 21st-century life, including how to understand our emotions, find and sustain love, succeed at work, fail well, build self-confidence and overcome shame and guilt. Now’s the time to banish the old school myth of a perfect life and throw yourself into making the most of what you have got." – Jane Garton, Waitrose Weekend

"What They Forgot to Teach You At School contains a number of useful tips to minimize the risk of living someone else's life... it's a manifesto for going to your grave without regrets" – Irish Times

"Brilliant book" – Ayesha Hazarika, Times Radio

"This is a subject I absolutely love" – Jo Good, BBC London

About the Authors:

The School of Life is an organization dedicated to teaching a range of emotional lessons that we need in order to lead fulfilled and happy lives – and that schools routinely forget to teach us. This book is a collection of our most essential lessons, delivered with directness and humanity, covering topics from love to career, childhood trauma to loneliness.

To read this book is to be invited to lead kinder, richer, and more authentic lives – and to complete an education we began but still badly need to finish. This is homework to help us make the most of the rest of our lives.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE essential skills and lessons to help you thrive at work, at home, and in relationships.
GIFT beautifully packaged in premium gift format.
A HELPFUL GUIDE to what really matters, written with directness and humanity.
A PRIMER ON LIVING WELL philosophical concepts simplified and applied to modern life.

The School of Life is a global organization helping people lead more fulfilled lives. We seek to provide people of all ages with an emotional education: one that can help them achieve a happier, healthier and more meaningful existence.

Through our range of books, films and wellbeing tools we aim to teach new approaches to the great themes of life: relationships, work, self-knowledge, socializing, calm and culture. 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.

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