The Sorrows of Work

Author(s): School of Life Staff; Alain de Botton (Series edited by)

Health and Lifestyle

Work can be a route to creativity, excitement and purpose. Nevertheless, many of us end up confused, discouraged and beaten by our working lives. The temptation is often just to blame ourselves, and to feel privately ashamed and guilty. However, as this book lucidly explains, there is a range of well-embedded and intriguing reasons why work proves demoralising, including the evolution of modern work, the role of technology and the mechanics of the economy. This surprisingly cheering book offers us an invigorating perspective over our working lives - and what we might do at times when our work challenges us almost unbearably.


Product Information

The School of Life is dedicated to developing emotional intelligence through the help of culture - believing that a range of our most persistent problems are created by a lack of self-understanding, compassion and communication. We operate from ten physical campuses around the world, including London, Amsterdam, Seoul and Melbourne. We produce films, run classes, offer therapy and make a range of psychological products. The School of Life Press publishes books on the most important issues of cultural and emotional life. Our titles are designed to entertain, educate, console and transform.

General Fields

  • : 9780995753518
  • : School of Life Press, The
  • : Affirm Press
  • : July 2017
  • : 181mm X 110mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : School of Life Staff; Alain de Botton (Series edited by)
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 158.7
  • : 104