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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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: The Pleasures and Sorrows of WorkUser Review - Elise Liu - Goodreads
"The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work" is a pleasure-filled work. Nowhere else is the nobility of the audit clerk or the pathos of the electric-tower-watching-society president so painstakingly realized ... Read full review
Review: The Pleasures and Sorrows of WorkUser Review - Megan - Goodreads
Alain de Botton writes about the working world with the attitude of an anthropologist describing exotic culture, only possible for someone who has never actually had any financial need to work. His ... Read full review
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