The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work
- Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
- Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 15-07-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Characteristically lucid, witty, and inventive, Alain de Botton's 'song for occupations' is a celebration and exploration of an aspect of life which is all too often ignored and yet as central to us as our love lives.
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By Maria on 22-01-17
This book is a poem
It's lyrical more than anything else. It puts me in the correct mood for most purposes. I like Alain's unsentimental love of life. He seems to have finally got the thing about the 'human thing' (I say finally because in all his books he sounds like he hadn't outright; some people are born with this talent others not)
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By MR on 11-07-13
good subject matter loses it's way!!
When I began reading this book I was a little bit dazzled and thought, WOW!, this is going to be fascinating.
Unfortunately, the book just seemed to sag in the middle and by the time I reached the end I was fairly underwhelmed.
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