The pleasures and sorrows of work / Alain de Botton

Author(s): De Botton, Alain
Retrieving Holdings Information
Subjects: Work--Miscellanea
Formats: Electronic Resource, Other electronic resource, Sound Recording
Material Type: Nonmusical sound recording -- Monograph
Language: English
Audience: Adult
Edition: Unabridged
Published: [Solon, Ohio] : Playaway Digital Audio : [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC, [2009], p2009
LC Classification: H, HD
Physical Description: 1 sound media player (ca. 7 hr.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in
Additional Authors: Narrator : Colacci, David
Brilliance Audio (Firm)
Playaway Digital Audio
Findaway World, LLC
Notes: ISBN: 9781441834171
ISBN: 1441834176
Issue number: 10899
Title from Playaway label
Read by David Colacci
Release date supplied by publisher
Previously released by Brilliance Audio, p2009
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
In container (21 x 13 x 3 cm.)
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback
Summary: An exploration of the joys and perils of the modern workplace, beautifully evoking what other people wake up to do each day - and night - to make the frenzied contemporary world function. With a philosophical eye and his signature combination of wit and wisdom, Alain de Botton leads us on a journey around a deliberately eclectic range of occupations, from rocket science to biscuit manufacture, accountancy to art -- in search of what makes jobs either fulfilling or soul-destroying. Along the way he tries to answer some of the most urgent questions we can ask about work: Why do we do it? What makes it pleasurable? What is its meaning? And why do we daily exhaust not only ourselves but also the planet?
OCLC Number: 472425355
ISBN/ISSN: 9781441834171