Available June 2
De Botton is the Malcolm Gladwell of philosophy: he begins from an utterly pedestrian real-life scenario say, a meeting at an accounting firm and vaults from there into the realm of Big Questions. He doesn't see any incompatibility between daily life and philosophy. Now de Botton is turning his attention to work: why do we do it? Why do we enjoy it? Why don't we? It's a cultural blind spot we tend to ignore that unspeakable thing we spend most of the day doing. But De Botton looks straight at it and finds unexpected beauty there.