Narrator: David Colacci
Format: Unabridged-CD, Paperback
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Published: Jun 2009
Genre: Philosophy - History & Surveys - Modern
Retail Price: $24.99
As he has done with architecture and with travel, with Proust and with philosophy, internationally bestselling author, Alain De Botton, turns his eyes to something which everyone can relate: the workplace.
We spend most of our time at work, but what we do there rarely gets discussed. In this remarkable investigation, Alain De Botton explores the world of offices and factories, convention halls, outdoor installations and transportation routes. He spends time in and around some less familiar work environments and discloses both the sheer strangeness and beauty of the places where people spend their working lives. Along the way, De Botton uncovers some of the most compelling questions that we rarely make time to consider: Why do we do it? What makes it pleasurable? What is its meaning? To what end do we daily exhaust ourselves?
Work. Is it a pleasure or a sorrow — or both?