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The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work by  Alain de Botton - Hardcover - from Dial a Book (SKU: 58611)
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The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

by Botton, Alain de

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Pantheon Books July 2009. 8vo hardcover in d/w. 352pp near fine. We spend most of our waking lives at work - in occupations often chosen by our unthinking sixteen-year-old selves. And yet we rarely ask ourselves how we got there or what it might mean for us. Equally intrigued by work's pleasures and its pains, Alain de Botton here heads out into the under-charted worlds of the office, the factory, the fishing fleet and the logistics centre, ears and eyes open to the beauty, interest and sheer strangeness of the modern workplace. Along the way he tries to answer some of the most urgent questions we can ask about work: Why do we do it? What makes it pleasurable? What is its meaning? And why do we daily exhaust not only ourselves but also the planet? Characteristically lucid, witty and inventive, Alain de Botton's 'song for occupations' is a celebration and exploration of an aspect of life which is all too often ignored and yet as central to us as our love lives. .

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ALAIN DE BOTTON is the author of three works of fiction and six works of nonfiction, including How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Consolations of Philosophy , and The Art of Travel . He lives in London, where he founded The School of Life. From the Hardcover edition.

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Title
The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work
Author
Botton, Alain de
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0241143535
ISBN 13
9780241143537
Publisher
Pantheon Books July 2009
Place of Publication
London
This edition first published
2009
Keywords
Philosophy The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work Botton Alain de

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