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The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

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Published by Penguin Group UK in London .
Written in English


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The pleasures and sorrows of work. [Alain De Botton] -- Equally intrigued by work's pleasures and its pains, Alain de Botton here heads out into the under-charted worlds of the office, the factory, the fishing fleet and the logistics centre, ears and eyes. 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.

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 Pleasures and Sorrows of Work by Alain de Botton: review Sukhdev Sandhu argues that Alain de Botton's The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work is a Author: Sukhdev Sandhu.

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work - by Alain De Botton ISBN: Date read: How strongly I recommend it: 2/10 (See my list of + books, for more.). Go to the Amazon page for details and reviews.. Thoughtful rambling observations on different lines of work. I have read most of de Botton’s books, and The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work took me the longest to finish, partly because I am a slow reader, but I blame more on the editing. The chapters are his brief immersions in ten jobs, across the professions/5(2).


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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 Cited by: 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 fre We spend most of our waking lives at work–in occupations often chosen by our unthinking younger selves/5.

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work. We spend much of our lives at work – but surprisingly little gets written about what makes work both one of the most exciting and most painful of all our activities.

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work is an exploration of the joys and perils of the modern workplace, beautifully evoking what other people get up to all day – and night – to make the frenzied. 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 4/5(). 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/5(K).

“The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work” succeeds as entertainment, if not as ­analysis, when de Botton allows himself to geek out, as when he flies to the Maldives to follow a tuna’s journey to a.

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work is a different sort of project, consisting of more reportage than usual, and less arch philosophical musing. Yet the author's.

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work came from the lack of work being portrayed in fiction, de Botton told Katy Guest, a writer for The Independent. "I think we're still labouring under the Romantic idea of work being evil and there being no real passion in work," de Botton told Guest.

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 /5(70). The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work Unlike most people's daily jobs, reading through The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work proved to be a consistently fun activity.

Alaine de Botton is an A-list writer with a talent for noticing and elevating features of everyday life that others would dismiss as merely mundane/5(). 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.

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%().

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 the book jacket, "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/5(5).

About ten years ago, Alain de Botton wrote a book called The Pleasures and Sorrows of ’s a perfectly fine book, not a great book. From the great tradition of writing about working, I far prefer the live interviews of Studs so, I’d greatly recommend his book Working.

But there’s something I do find admirable about de Botton’s The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work. Editions for The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work: X (Hardcover published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover.

The pleasures of work. Ordering. The world is a chaotic place: fractured, incoherent, noisy, random. A central pleasure in a number of jobs is therefore that of being able to bring order to some aspect of life: of creating – in a demarcated space – a realm of superior logic, coherence or meaning.

In The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, Alain de Botton explores some of the increasingly specialized fields of the workaday industrialized world — cargo shipping, snack food product development, accountancy, airplane parts. He laments that most of us are woefully ignorant of, indifferent to, and disconnected from “the manufacture and distribution of our goods” and, indeed, from the.

'The Pleasures And Sorrows Of Work' J • For his book, The Pleasures And Sorrows Of Work, philosopher Alain De Botton observed.

The Sorrows of Work. Introduction. There is no more common emotion to feel around work than that we have failed. We have failed because we have made less money than we’d hoped, because we have been sidelined in our organisation, because many of our acquaintances have triumphed, because our schemes have remained on the drawing-board, because we have been constantly anxious and.

'The Pleasures And Sorrows Of Work' For his book, The Pleasures And Sorrows Of Work, philosopher Alain De Botton observed everyday occupations.

On one trip, he observed the development of .Book: The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work by Alain De Botton (). Ever wondered about the exciting world of biscuits? Me neither, but we don’t often think of the research and design, marketing, sales techniques and all round effort put into a simple biscuit but this book explores different occupations and into a large part of our adult lives, namely work.The pleasures and sorrows of work.

[Alain De Botton] -- Intends to answer some of the most urgent questions we can ask about work: Why do we do it? What makes it pleasurable?