How to Live: Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer (Unabridged) Audiobook

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Brilliance Audio presents How to Live: Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer audiobook in a downloadable format. This book was written by Sarah Bakewell and narrated by Davina Porter.

This version of How to Live audiobook is published in an unabridged format. That means that this is complete narration of the written book.

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On Monday, March 10, 2014, @mattpoland tweeted:

mattpoland @johnlingan You gotta read Sarah Bakewell’s “How to Live” if you haven’t. A great companion to the most companionable writer ever.



On Saturday, March 01, 2014, @RepairManJoe tweeted:

RepairManJoe #download How to Live - Sarah Bakewell @RepairManJoe



On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, @nuwritersuk tweeted:

nuwritersuk @Sarah_Bakewell @nuwritersuk No, thank you. Really enjoyed How To Live btw, and will read it again.



On Wednesday, February 12, 2014, @crystalbennes tweeted:

crystalbennes Re-reading @Sarah_Bakewell's 'How to Live', a biography of Montaigne. It's even better than I remembered - terrifically stimulating.



On Friday, February 07, 2014, @clenpen tweeted:

clenpen I have peaked. Back to bed to dip in and out of Sarah Bakewell's 'How to Live: a life of Montaigne...' accessible, comforting and quotable.



On Wednesday, January 29, 2014, @philositect tweeted:

philositect @mcknick85 @Ewweaver @BigDyTerminator When you've read those I LOVED Sarah Bakewell's life of Montaigne 'How to Live'. What a discovery! :-)



On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, @CharlesLeerhsen tweeted:

CharlesLeerhsen Reading Nick Hornby's super bunch of book reviews I'm reminded: Sarah Bakewell's bio of Montaigne, How to Live, is 1 of the best books ever.



Summary

This question obsessed Renaissance writers, none more than Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, perhaps the first recognizably modern individual. A nobleman, public official, and winegrower, he wrote free-roaming explorations of his thought and experience, unlike anything written before. He called them essays, meaning "attempts" or "tries." He put whatever was in his head into them: his tastes in wine and food, his childhood memories, the way his dog's ears twitched when it was dreaming, as well as the appalling events of the religious civil wars raging around him. The Essays was an instant best seller and, over four hundred years later, Montaigne's honesty and charm still draw readers to him. They come in search of companionship, wisdom, and entertainment - and in search of themselves.This book, a spirited and singular biography, relates the story of Montaigne's life by way of the questions he posed and the answers he explored. It traces his bizarre upbringing, his youthful career and sexual adventures, his travels, and his friendships with the scholar and poet Étienne de La Boétie and with his adopted "daughter," Marie de Gournay. And we also meet his readers - who for centuries have found in Montaigne an inexhaustible source of answers to the haunting question, "How to live?"

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