Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.’So said Simone de Beauvoir, one of the world’s most influential philosophers, whose pioneering work asks how we can live our most fulfilling lives and be our most vibrant selves. But in the age of so-called authenticity, what does her philosophy offer us today? In this galvanising tour of her defiant strategies for living, we explore how de Beauvoir can teach us to free ourselves of fears and stereotypes and live in a way that is truly authentic to our desires and beliefs. At home, at work, in love, families and friendship, Skye Cleary shows us how de Beauvoir’s philosophy can help us become more attuned to living purposefully, thoughtfully, and with a little more rebellious spirit.
An authentic life is the goal but, warning: happiness may be a side effect.