*How To Live*

The author is Sarah Bakewell and the subtitle is Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer.  This book truly brings Montaigne to life — a task I would have thought impossible in a popular publication.  I view Montaigne as one of the most important writers and thinkers and perhaps the single most important for anyone in the blogosphere.  I had not known, by the way, that Montaigne was mayor of Bordeaux for four years.

Here is Tim Harford on why we are all too sure of ourselves.

For the pointer to the book I thank the excellent Christopher Weber, Citizen of the World.


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