Have you ever sat – or stood if you’re a barista – in your place of work and thought about all the other people working away, day in – day out, to make the world we call home tick?
If you have, then The Pleasure and Sorrows of Work by Alain de Botto – the book under the spotlight in this month’s Book Club at #CS – will be just up your street!
GoodReads.com describes it as, “an exploration of the joys and perils of the modern workplace, beautifully evoking what other people wake up to do each day–and night–to make the frenzied contemporary world function. With a philosophical eye and his signature combination of wit and wisdom, Alain de Botton leads us on a journey around a deliberately eclectic range of occupations, from rocket science to biscuit manufacture, accountancy to art–in search of what make jobs either fulfilling or soul-destroying.”
Even if you don’t finish (or in some cases start) the book, please feel free to come along from 6pm on Thursday 31st July at Church St to join us for drinks and our customary lively conversation. Check out the facebook page for more info. Also, don’t forget, it’s Thirsty Thursday, where you can get 2 cocktails for £8 from 5pm-7pm!