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Justice Education

Good Read
May 2024

Is Your Work Worth It: How to Think About Meaningful Work by Christopher Wong Michaelson and Jennifer Tosti-Kharas combines research with personal stories – their own and those of people who died in the attacks on September 11, 2001. September 11 was a turning point in the authors’ careers, a tragedy that caused them each to reexamine their own career choices. They discuss ways that historical moment, and then later the COVID-19 pandemic, shaped expectations and outlook on work. Through three sections – work, worth, and work that’s worthy – the authors explore issues around work and purpose, and give readers ways to think about their own work and the role they would like it to play in a meaningful life.