The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

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We spend most of our waking lives at work - in occupations often chosen by our unthinking sixteen-year-old selves. And yet we rarely ask ourselves how we got there or what it might mean for us. Equally intrigued by work's pleasures and its pains, Ala ...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 t...Continua
Love Is Touch
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 han...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 sor...Continua
Ha scritto il 12/02/11

looking for his other books. must as good as that one.

James Chen
Ha scritto il 02/11/10

Warm and humorous,sometimes a bit sarcastic, and very informative!! an extraoridnary book!

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