Interview: The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

Alain deBotton on The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

We spend so much of our lives at work; all of us, at some time or another, ask that great question ‘what should I do with my life?’ Yet, when it comes to movies, TV and novels, the workplace is often conspicuously absent (unless, of course, the lead character is a policeman). Alain deBotton is […]

By Sheridan VoyseyTuesday 30 Jun 2009Open House InterviewsChristian Living

We spend so much of our lives at work; all of us, at some time or another, ask that great question ‘what should I do with my life?’

Yet, when it comes to movies, TV and novels, the workplace is often conspicuously absent (unless, of course, the lead character is a policeman).

Alain deBotton is a philosopher and author of bestselling books like Status Anxiety, The Art of Travel and The Consolations of Philosophy.

His latest book The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work explores what we get up to each day and why, and what makes that work fulfilling or soul-destroying.

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