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ISBN: 0771026188 / ISBN-13: 9780771026188

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

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"The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work" is Alain de Botton's lucid exploration of a subject key to most of our lives. Why do so many of us love or hate ... Show synopsis

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  • The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work (Emblem Editions) – Trade paperback (2010)
    by Alain de Botton

    The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

    Trade paperback, Emblem Editions
    2010
    English
    326 pages

    ISBN: 0771026188
    ISBN-13: 9780771026188

    From the international bestselling author of The Architecture of Happiness and How Proust Can Change Your Life comes this lyrical, erudite look at our world of work. We spend most of our time at work, but what we do there rarely gets discussed in the sort of lyrical and descriptive prose our efforts surely deserve. Determined to correct this lapse, armed with a poetic perspective and his trademark philosophical sharpness, Alain de Botton heads out into the world of offices and factories, ready to take in the beauty, ... Show more

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Shawn

Excellent as usual

by Shawn on May 21, 2011

As usual, DeBotton does well. A very timely book, and as is DeB's way, written from first hand knowledge, experience and interviews. Very well put together overall, with DeB's own musings and navel gazing sounding genuine. The writing in Pleasures may strike some as a bit flowery at times, but in the end he doesn't overdo it, and it works.

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