The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work pdf epub fb2

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work by Alain De Botton pdf epub fb2

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work Author: Alain De Botton
Title: The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work
ISBN: 0771026188
ISBN13: 978-0771026188
Other Formats: lrf mbr txt azw
Pages: 336 pages
Publisher: Emblem Editions; First Emblem edition (June 1, 2010)
Language: English
Category: Business & Money
Size PDF version: 1711 kb
Size EPUB version: 1692 kb
Subcategory: Business Culture

From the international bestselling author of The Architecture of Happiness and How Proust Can Change Your Life comes this lyrical, erudite look at our world of work.We spend most of our time at work, but what we do there rarely gets discussed in the sort of lyrical and descriptive prose our efforts surely deserve. Determined to correct this lapse, armed with a poetic perspective and his trademark philosophical sharpness, Alain de Botton heads out into the world of offices and factories, ready to take in the beauty, interest, and sheer strangeness of the modern workplace.De Botton spends time in and around some less familiar work environments, including warehouses, container ports, rocket launch pads, and power stations, and follows scientists, landscape painters, accountants, cookie manufacturers, therapists, entrepreneurs, and aircraft salesmen as they do their jobs.Along the way, de Botton tries to answer some of the most urgent questions we can pose about work: Why do we do it? What makes it pleasurable? What is its meaning? To what end do we daily exhaust not only ourselves but also our planet?Equally intrigued by work’s pleasures and its pains, Alain de Botton offers a characteristically lucid and witty tour of the working day and night, in a book sure to inspire a range of life-changing and wise thoughts.From the Hardcover edition.