Book review: "The Joy of Work" by Scott Adams

Dilbert has been one of the funniest comics for as long as I can remember. The reason, in my opinion, is that creator Scott Adams combines everyday work situations with unexpected conclusions, at least, in the eyes of a staunch businessperson. What it comes down to is that you can find humor in anything, especially those things where the people who are the most funny are the ones who either have no sense of humor or have no idea that anything humorous is even taking place.

Some of these answers appear in The Joy of Work gives in-depth knowledge regarding how Adams derives his daily comics. Not only that, but it gives insight into how you, too, can get more out of work without doing much work, or in some cases, no work. You'll also find anecdotes from others trapped in the corporate world who have taken matters into their own hands to find happiness in their respective cubes.

Adams isn't just a good cartoonist; his writing keeps readers entertained, and like the Dilbert strip, he relates to a wide variety of individuals. What I like most about this book is that he really does lend a hand to those people who may be humor deficient. Following his array of ideas and instructions could potentially make your work environment tolerable!

Then again, some of that depends on what type of people you have as upper management in your company. If they are funny and likable, you are set. If they are completely clueless, you'll be OK as well. If they are smart and mean, then ... why are you still working there in the first place?