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The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work Paperback – Jun 1 2010

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Emblem Editions; First Emblem edition (June 1 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0771026188
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771026188
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #89,148 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Like a combination of Joan Didion, David Foster Wallace and pop philosopher Thomas Moore . . . De Botton's perspective is so vivid and self-exposing that it's hard not to crave it well after you've put down his books."
— Salon.com

"[De Botton is] a sharp observer, a witty raconteur and insightful guide . . . hugely entertaining."
National Post

"One of the prettiest, most richly insightful and deceptively simple books about toil."
Vancouver Sun

"[An] insightful, elegantly written book . . . De Botton tells the story with charming wit and a masterful style."
Winnipeg Free Press


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About the Author

Alain de Botton has published six non-fiction books: The Architecture of Happiness, Essays in Love, Status Anxiety, The Art of Travel, How Proust Can Change Your Life, and The Consolations of Philosophy, three of which were made into TV documentaries. He has also published two novels: The Romantic Movement and Kiss and Tell. In 2004, Status Anxiety was awarded the prize for the Economics Book of the Year by the Financial Times, Germany. Cambridge-educated, de Botton is a frequent contributor to numerous newspapers, journals, and magazines. His work is published in twenty-five countries.


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