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Essays In Love

by Alain de Botton [1993]
ISBN-13: 978-0802142405
ASIN: 0330334360

Monica writes:

I read this book in Italian a long time ago. The book is also known under the title On Love. There are two Joni references.

Page 72
Why did I not have more time for Joni Mitchell?

Page 86
And with the inability to laugh comes an inability to acknowledge the relativity of things human, the contradictions inherint in a society or relationship, the multiplicity and clash of desires, the need to accept that one's partner will never learn how to park a car, or wash out a bath, or give up a taste for Joni Mitchell-but that one loves them nevertheless.

Thank you, Monica!

(Contributed by Monica)

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