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 our work? How has it come to dominate our lives? And what should we do about it? Work makes us. ... Continua
Ha scritto il 01/05/14
I really love the insight of the author. How can one imagine the magic behind a pack of tuna fillet or biscuit being delivered to your hands? Many tiny little daily routines, upon the observation of the author and the subsequent follow up, turn out ...Continua
Ha scritto il 22/09/12
Work 2.0
We are thinking of a 21st century workspace and pondering its meaning. Alain peels off the naked nature of work, job shadowing 9 types of occupations. He praised the hidden heros behind our modern society, those who bet their family on catching a ...Continua
Ha scritto il 03/03/12
This book contains some interesting parts like the pylon appreciation club, and reflections on the nature of work, but overall it is hardly an inspiring read. De Botton's extreme eloquence (or just plain wordiness) is a bit hard to stomach. I'm ...Continua
Ha scritto il 12/02/11
looking for his other books. must as good as that one.
Ha scritto il 02/11/10
Warm and humorous,sometimes a bit sarcastic, and very informative!! an extraoridnary book!

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