I can’t even talk about it.
So after work I went to Starbucks for coffee and started reading the new novel from Colm Toibin, Brooklyn.
Then I got home and had such a pleasurable surprise in the mailbox!
Well, aside from various bills [how do they find you so regularly?]… I received my brand new Harpers magazine and a parcel from Random House.
I love getting review-stuff from Random House.
So, about two seconds after taking the above snapshot I was already leafing through this beautiful beautiful new book from one of my favorite authors, Alain de Botton.
← The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work.
I myself could probably write quite a book about the latter half of that title!
But of the former part, I’m afraid I know little!
This will be the sixth book by Alain de Botton that I have read.
If you have not yet discovered this author, I encourage you, oh do read him.
He is brilliant, witty, insightful, and several of his books [as this one is] are filled with photographs that serve as wonderful Sebald-like footnotes to his musings.
The guy is wonderful. I’m convinced he is a genius. I’ve corresponded with him several times, and he is always so gracious and humble. And wise.
I love Alain de Botton.
I love Random House.
I hate work.
I love my mailbox.
Find out more about this book → HERE.