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The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

Alain De Botton, The Pleasures and sorrows of work

331.01 – Eddie Davies Library

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This is not a careers book, but it does contain a collection of thought-provoking essays on a rich variety of work.

Each chapter, (cargo ship spotting, logistics, biscuit manufacture, career counselling, rocket science, painting, transmission engineering, accountancy, entrepreneurship, and aviation) provides a view of the work involved based on detailed observation rather than a set of summary facts and figures. 

Brief  description and reviews are available on the author’s website http://www.alaindebotton.com/work/.

(paperback edition out 25 March 2010)

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