Alain de Botton: The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

Thursday, July 23, 2009 | |

Years ago, a good friend recommended a compact and curious book, The Art of Travel by the British author/thinker Alain de Botton. It took me a couple of years and a trip to Havana to really delve into the book, but it connects the idea that travel and adventure is a basic human yearning and we can visit the various aspects of this fundamental urge to art throughout the ages. A fascinating read that I recommend to anyone. His newest book, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work takes a similar philosophical approach to exploring the range of occupations we choose and what they do or dont mean to us. Im ordering it today but you can see clips below from his recent conversation at the NYPL! Thanks Nima!


Wing said...

I would love to borrow this when you're done!