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The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work (Vintage International)

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Author: Alain De Botton

Paperback:
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN 10: 0307277259
ISBN 13: 978-0307277251

Hardcover:
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN 10: 037542444X
ISBN 13: 978-0375424441

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.