What would Kant's sexts look like? How would Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir break up? What would Confucius think of Tinder?
Love Voltaire Us Apart is a hilarious spoof relationship guide with a philosophical edge, made up of philosophersâ€™ love letters, advice columns and breakup letters.
From Confucius learning the Golden Rules of dating to Simone de Beauvoir considering bangs after breaking up with Jean-Paul Sartre, comedy writer Julia Edelman views the love lives of prominent philosophers through a clever and contemporary lens. She points out that Margaret Fuller is the â€œCarrieâ€ of transcendentalism, and Nietzsche will always find a way to make a bad breakup infinitely worse.
â€œGetting Meta(Physical)â€”Who is Your Philosopher Crush?â€ is the only quiz youâ€™ll need to find your soul mate, and â€œHow To Know if Your Man is Writing a Manifestoâ€ will show you how to avoid losing your relationship to imminent revolution.
Based on Edelmanâ€™s New Yorker article, â€œExcerpts from Philosophersâ€™ Breakup Letters Throughout Historyâ€, Love Voltaire Us Apart is funny, smart, refreshingly original, and brought to life with charming illustrations by Hallie Bateman.