The Course of Love by Alain de Botton

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Reviewed by Callistus Ndemo, NCSU Student, Applied Mathematics

The Course of Love takes us through the love life of two ordinary couples, Rabih and Kirsten. It explores "what happens after the birth of love, what it takes to maintain love, and what happens to our original ideals under the pressures of an average existence."

With great empathy, De Botton makes us appreciate that “love is a skill, not just an enthusiasm.” His piece, "Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person", was the most-read story in the New York Times this year.