Tag Archives: Alain de Botton


Blowhard, Esq. writes: Women are perfectly OK with sexism that benefits them. Do carbs cause Alzheimer’s? Nice to see another segment of the mainstream coming around on this issue. I remember Dr. Oz giving Gary Taubes a hard time a … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Because they’re paid to read, the aspect of books which literary critics forget to focus on is whether or not they’re boring. — Alain de Botton, via his Twitter feed.

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Montaigne: Patron Saint of UR, Godfather of Blogging

Blowhard, Esq. writes: As these two posts alluded to, I just finished reading Sarah Bakewell’s excellent biography of the French writer Michel de Montaigne.

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