What is so gripping about Rise of the Robots is the unpredictability of the jobs being wiped out. Ford argues that nearly EVERY job or position can be ultimately eliminated by technology, especially as artificial intelligence improves.
What makes Wordsmith a fascinating book is Smith's life and the gut-wrenching honesty with which he tells the story of how he overcame self-destruction. It might be one of the best books written about overcoming the grips of alcohol addiction.
Most people want a regular work routine. Their lives are based on forty-hour work weeks and steady paychecks. When people tell me they want to start their own business, I ask them whether they can really live without regular income.