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The Road to Character  free pdf #1 "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have trodden it. David Brooks With the wisdom, humor, curiosity, and sharp insights that have brought millions of readers to his "New York Times" column and his previous bestsellers, David Brooks has consistently illuminated our daily lives in surprising and original ways. In "The Social Animal, " he explored the neuroscience of human connection and how we can flourish together. Now, in "The Road to Character, "he focuses on the deeper values that should inform our lives. Responding to what he calls the culture of the Big Me, which emphasizes external success, Brooks challenges us, and himself, to rebalance the scales between our resume virtues achieving wealth, fame, and status and our eulogy virtues, those that exist at the core of our being: kindness, bravery, honesty, or faithfulness, focusing on what kind of relationships we have formed. Looking to some of the world s greatest thinkers and inspiring leaders, Brooks explores how, through internal struggle and a sense of their own limitations, they have built a strong inner character. Labor activist Frances Perkins understood the need to suppress parts of herself so that she could be an instrument in a larger cause. Dwight Eisenhower organized his life not around impulsive self-expression but considered self-restraint. Dorothy Day, a devout Catholic convert and champion of the poor, learned as a young woman the vocabulary of simplicity and surrender. Civil rights pioneers A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin learned reticence and the logic of self-discipline, the need to distrust oneself even while waging a noble crusade. Blending psychology, politics, spirituality, and confessional, "The Road to Character" provides an opportunity for us to rethink our priorities, and strive to build rich inner lives marked by humility and moral depth. Joy, David Brooks writes, is a byproduct experienced by people who are aiming for something else. But it comes. Praise for "The Road to Character" "" Brooks s gift as he might put it in his swift, engaging way is for making obscure but potent social studies research accessible and even startling. . . . Ahyper-readable, lucid, often richly detailed human story . . . In the age of the selfie, Brooks wishes to exhort us back to a semiclassical sense of self-restraint, self-erasure, and self-suspicion. Pico Iyer, "The New York Times Book Review" [Brooks] emerges as a countercultural leader. . . . The literary achievement of "The Road to Character" is inseparable from the virtues of its author. As the reader, you not only want to know" about" Frances Perkins or Saint Augustine. You also want to know what Brooks makes of Frances Perkins or Saint Augustine. Michael Gerson, "The Washington Post" Original and eye-opening . . . At his best, Brooks is a normative version of Malcolm Gladwell, culling from a wide array of scientists and thinkers to weave an idea bigger than the sum of its parts. "USA Today" There is something affecting in the diligence with which Brooks seeks a cure for his self-diagnosed shallowness by plumbing the depths of others. Rebecca Mead, "The New Yorker" "" If you want to be reassured that you are special, you will hate this book. But if you like thoughtful polemics, it is worth logging off Facebook to read it. "The Economist" "From the Hardcover edition.""

About David Brooks

David Brooks is a columnist for "The New York Times" and frequent broadcaster. His previous books include the bestsellers "The Social Animal" and "Bobos in Paradise." His "New York Times" columns reach over 800,000 readers across the globe.

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Author : David Brooks
Publisher : Random House Audio Publishing Group
Data Published : 14 April 2015
ISBN : 0553551868
EAN : 9780553551860
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 14 April 2015
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