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    DescriptionWe spend most of our waking lives at work ? in occupations often chosen by our unthinking younger selves. And yet we rarely ask ourselves how we got there or what our occupations mean to us. The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work is an exploration of the joys and perils of the modern workplace, beautifully evoking what other people wake up to do each day ? and night ? to make the frenzied contemporary world function. With a philosophical eye and his signature combination of wit and wisdom, Alain de Botton leads us on a journey around a deliberately eclectic range of occupations, from rocket science to biscuit manufacture, accountancy to art ? in search of what makes jobs either fulfilling or soul-destroying. 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, clever and inventive, de Botton's ?song for occupations? is a celebration and exploration of an aspect of life that is all too often ignored and a book that shines a revealing light on the essential meaning of work in our lives.

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    The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alain de Botton, Read by David Colacci
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 175 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9781423392897
    ISBN 10: 1423392892

    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: JHMC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HPCF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-JI
    Ingram Subject Code: JI
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 306.36
    B&T General Subject: 610
    BISAC V2.8: PHI016000
    DC21: 306.36
    DC22: 306.3/6
    B&T Approval Code: A46453000
    BISAC V2.8: BUS097000, SOC002010
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55270
    LC classification: HD4901 .D35 2009B
    Thema V1.0: QDHR, JHMC
    Edition statement
    Brilliance Corporation
    Imprint name
    Brilliance Corporation
    Publication date
    02 June 2009