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The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

By Alain De Botton

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

You can view this book's Amazon detail page here.

Tags: business, cultural commentary, job, philosophy

Started reading:
2009-09-23 09:58:17
Finished reading:
2009-10-09 08:45:29


Rating: 7

After watching Alain De Botton’s TED Talk about work, I was interested enough to read some of his writing having never read any of his books. This is a collection of ten occupations De Botton uses as lenses for the larger world of work and economics with other musings on human activity. It makes for some fascinating insights into our endeavors and search for meaning in the world of work and reads like a modern version of some of the works of Emerson and Thoreau.

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