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The pleasures and sorrows of work

Author: Alain De Botton; Humphrey Bower
Publisher: Tullamarine, Vic. : Bolinda Audio, ℗2012.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We spend most of our waking lives at work, in occupations often chosen by our unthinking sixteen year old selves. And yet we rarely ask ourselves how we got there or what it might mean for us. Equally intrigued by work's pleasures and its pains, Alain de Botton heads into the office, the factory, the fishing fleet and the logistics centre, ears and eyes open to the beauty, interest and sheer strangeness of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Alain De Botton; Humphrey Bower
ISBN: 9781742853666 1742853668
OCLC Number: 771647091
Notes: Unabridged.
Performer(s): Read by Humphrey Bower.
Description: 5 audio discs (CD) : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in. ; in container
Responsibility: Alain de Botton ; read by Humphrey Bower.

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We spend most of our waking lives at work, in occupations often chosen by our unthinking sixteen year old selves. And yet we rarely ask ourselves how we got there or what it might mean for us. Equally intrigued by work's pleasures and its pains, Alain de Botton heads into the office, the factory, the fishing fleet and the logistics centre, ears and eyes open to the beauty, interest and sheer strangeness of the modern workplace. 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?

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