workWhat are you doing with your life? Who picked your job? Your parents? Your 16 year old self? Author Alain De Botton takes on a tour of real people hard at work from cargo ships to business manufacturing all the asking why do we work? What is really accomplished at the end of a career. Why is work so painful and yet so pleasurable? These are the big questions on life Alain De Botton raises. The answers he gleans from around the world leave one not only entertained but almost deeply moved by a topic most people would rather not think about too deeply because the real answer to the big question why do you do what you do- may be a little too frightening mundane than most of us like to admit.
There is great beauty in the the writing of this book.
This is a lyrical, charming and unique book that somehow manages to see beauty in the unlikeliest of places – a place of work.