On the back of this book, Guy Debord is mentioned, and he founded the Situationists and was quite a rebel, and on the front it mentions "Nobel Prize Winner in Literature," but this book SUCKS. It's written like some mystery novel about this woman who everyone is looking for. Not worth it!
This author was born in 1981 like me, so I gave her some slack, but this book is SO bad, and the dog dies at the end, you're welcome!
This author is really good and you should read this book!!! It's written like a tv show, and it's good and deals with false narratives about being an Asian-American.
This book has different chapters about different types of work, like working in Retail, working in IT, working in a non-profit.
Page 10: "We may be free to quit our jobs and find ones we like better, as the mantra goes, but in practice that freedom is constrained by our need to eat, to have someplace to sleep, to have health care."
Page 118: "If you're standing behind an automobile assembly line, it doesn't matter if you smile or frown, but your failure to emanate a pleasant mood on the sales floor can ruin your workday."
page 192: "though independent artists are freer than wage laborers, they are still embedded in a system of power hierarchies structured by capitalism."
page 322: "Work has not brought us liberation, freedom,, or even much joy."
Page 335: "What I believe, and want you to believe to, is that love is too big and beautiful and grand and messy and human a thing to be wasted on a temporary fact of life like work."