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- Publisher: Pantheon Books (2009)
- ASIN: B003HFX7D2
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,973,499 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Many of us are well aware of the importance of the work we and those important to us perform.
What is so engaging about de Botton's style is how evidently immediate and crucial the concerns he writes about are to the author himself.
While reading this book it was amazing to see how many people are not even aware of the choices they make with their own lives.
I am a fan of Alain de Botton and particularly enjoyed "The Consolation of Philosophy". In "The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work" I loved his insight into our attempts... Read morePublished 17 days ago by ann mcdonald
I found this quite boring. the book describes unknown or unnoticed details of several occupations. The occupations described are in nature kind of boring and maybe that is why the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Cyanogen
This is the required book for the class, buy here can save more money, and get it so fast .Published 4 months ago by fengxiali
Wry and poingniant ramblings about the ins and outs of work. De botton quickly escalated into one of my favorite writers.Published 5 months ago by goguigo
IN A CLASS BY HIMSELF. SEES ASPECTS OF EVERYDAY LIFE THAT FEW OTHERS SEE. ANOTHER AUTHOR, THAT IF YOU LIKE HIS TAKE ON LIFE, READ EVERYTHING HE HAS WRITTENPublished 8 months ago by Boyce R. Williams Jr.
I enjoyed reading this book for its clear writing. But it left me feeling sad for Botton whose image of work in the end seems to be a variation on the theme of despair. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Robert Macklin
I have read a few of Alains books. Always worth a read, although I did find this less poignant than his previous ones.
He does make me curios to,read more. Read more
In De Botton's "Pleasures and Sorrows of Work" a philosopher brings proustian sophistication to bear on the world of work in a bittersweet book. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Andy K
Perfectly acceptable. Uninspiring.
As I plowed through this book, I could only think of Mary Roach and David Foster-Wallace. Read more