The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work (Paperback)

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We spend most of our waking lives at work—in occupations most often chosen by our inexperienced younger selves. And yet we rarely ask ourselves how we got there or what our jobs mean to us.

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We spend most of our waking lives at work—in occupations most often chosen by our inexperienced younger selves. And yet we rarely ask ourselves how we got there or what our jobs mean to us.

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work is an exploration of the joys and perils of the modern workplace, beautifully exploring what other people wake up to do each day—and night—to make our frenzied world function. With a philosophical eye and his signature combination of wit and wisdom, Alain de Botton leads us on a journey around an eclectic range of occupations, from rocket scientist to biscuit manufacturer, from accountant to artist—in search of what makes jobs either soul-destroying or fulfilling.

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ISBN 9780307277251
Length (cm) 13.0000
Width (cm) 2.0000
Height (cm) 20.0000
Publisher Vintage
Publication Date Jun 1, 2010
Pages (number) 336
Genre Literature & Fiction
Author Alain De Botton
Signed No
Format Paperback
Editorial Reviews

"e Botton's sprightly mix of reportage and rumination expands beyond the workplace to investigate the broader meaning of life." - Publishers Weekly

"De Botton’s essays reveal the fragile dependencies and interconnectedness that make every one of us a key component of the human network." - Booklist Online

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