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The Pleasure & Sorrows of Work – Alain De Botton

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    • Zee Tan
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      Recommended by @christine

      We spend most of our waking lives at work—in occupations most often chosen by our inexperienced younger selves. And yet we rarely ask ourselves how we got there or what our jobs mean to us.

      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 accountant to artist—in search of what makes jobs either soul-destroying or fulfilling.

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      Sounds interesting. Thanks @christine 🙂

    • christine
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      No problem @AJFinance! Although I’ve recommended it I’ve only just started reading it :p

    • AjFinance
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      @Christine, I’ve also suggested quite a few books that I haven’t read yet 😀

    • Sarah
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      I feel there are a few books I should have take a liberty to add to the list and didn’t @christine but I think I should now.

      The Black Swan
      The Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
      Crisis Economics
      Ill Fares the Land

    • Zee Tan
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      I’ll add it to the list @diya!

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