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'The Pleasures And Sorrows Of Work'

For his book, The Pleasures And Sorrows Of Work, philosopher Alain De Botton observed everyday occupations.

Instead of focusing on the jobs that dominate television — lawyers, doctors, crooks — he highlights careers like engineering and logistics.

On one trip, he observed the development of a new cookie. At United Biscuits, which also makes McVitie's and Twiglets, he witnessed the inspiration, manufacture and meaning of a new product, called "The Moment."

Along his journey, De Botton looks at what makes our work worthwhile, meaningful, and even joyful.

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