The School of Life: On Being Nice: A Guide to Friendship and Connection (Paperback)

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The School of Life: On Being Nice: A Guide to Friendship and Connection (Paperback)

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How to reclaim kindness as our greatest human strength.


We're surrounded by books telling us how to be rich, or thin. This book is different from other self-help books--because it teaches us to be nicer. Niceness might not have the immediate allure of money or fame, but who among us wouldn't like to be more patient, less irritable, or better listeners?

With a gently philosophical tone, this book gives us practical advice on how to forgive, how to reassure, and how to be generous. Being nice isn't at all the same as being weak, or naive. In fact, niceness is one of the highest planes of human achievement--a super power, and a strength.

Niceness deserves to be rediscovered and cultivated, and this book shows you how. 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.


  • BEING NICER CAN BENEFIT OUR LIVES, often in unexpected ways.
  • IN A TIME OF GLOBAL TURMOIL, this book encourages a focus on human kindness and empathy.
  • CLASSIC BLACK & WHITE IMAGES throughout.
  • PART OF THE NEW PAPERBACK SERIES 'LESSONS FOR LIFE'
  • PRACTICAL AND ACCESSIBLE TIPS makes this an easy book to use in everyday life.
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.
Product Details ISBN: 9781915087157
ISBN-10: 1915087155
Publisher: School of Life
Publication Date: October 4th, 2022
Pages: 144
Language: English