The Sorrows of Work in The School of Life Series is a short book that explains why so many of us are miserable at work.
The book attests that our misery is because of several factors: specialization, socialization, commercialization, scale, competition, collaboration, equal opportunity, and meritocracy.
Each of these reasons is fully explained in its own chapter. The explanations are very succinct.
The book’s conclusions are a little depressing, but true.