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    Description"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 our work? How has it come to dominate our lives? And what should we do about it? Work makes us. Without it we are at a loss; in work we hope to have a measure of control over our lives. Yet for many of us, work is a straitjacket from which we cannot free ourselves. Criss-crossing the world to visit workplaces and workers both ordinary and extraordinary, and drawing on the wit and wisdom of great artists, writers and thinkers, Alain de Botton here explores our love-hate relationship with our jobs. He poses and answers little and big questions: from what should I do with my life? to what will I have achieved when I retire? "The Pleasure and Sorrows of Work" will not only explain why it is we do what we do all day, but its sympathy, humour and insight seeks to help us make the most of it. "De Botton's wit and powers of ironic observation are on display throughout what is a stylish and original book. The workplace brings out the best in his writing". ("Sunday Times"). "Timely, wonderfully readable. De Botton has pretty much got to the bottom of the subject". ("Spectator"). "Terribly funny, touches us all". ("Daily Mail"). "Brilliant, enormously engaging". ("Guardian"). Alain de Botton was born in 1969 and is the author of non-fiction essays on themes ranging from love and travel to architecture and philosophy. His bestselling books include "Essays in Love"; "The Romantic Movement"; "Kiss and Tell'; "Status Anxiety"; "How Proust Can Change Your Life"; "The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work"; "The Art of Travel"; "The Architecture of Happiness" and "Religion for Atheists". He lives in London and founded The School of Life and Living Architecture.


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    Title
    The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alain de Botton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 514 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141027913
    ISBN 10: 0141027916
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000, PHI016000
    Libri: ENGM1820
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25210
    BIC subject category V2: HPX
    DC22: 306.301
    Thema V1.0: QDX
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    03 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London