The Road to Character

David Brooks

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The Road to Character

The Road to Character b NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character but I wanted at least to know what the road look

  • Title: The Road to Character
  • Author: David Brooks
  • ISBN: 0141980362
  • Page: 392
  • Format: broch
  • b 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST 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 rsum virtuesachieving wealth, fame, and statusand 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 worlds 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 CharacterA hyper readable, lucid, often richly detailed human story.The New York Times Book Review David Brooksthe New York Times columnist and PBS commentator whose measured calm gives punditry a good nameoffers the building blocks of a meaningful life.Washingtonian This profound and eloquent book is written with moral urgency and philosophical elegance.Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree and The Noonday Demon The voice of the book is calm, fair and humane The highlight of the material is the quality of the authors moral and spiritual judgments.The Washington Post A powerful, haunting book that works its way beneath your skin.The Guardian U.K This learned and engaging book brims with pleasures.NewsdayOriginal 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 TodayThere 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 YorkerFrom the Hardcover edition.

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    1. S. Anne-sophie on said:

      Ce livre a été un plaisir à lire, de par sa construction avec différentes histoires et les "leçons" à en retirer à chaque fois, la conclusion est très justeà lire

    2. Thomas M. Loarie on said:

      Writing an adequate review for best-selling author David Brook’s “The Road to Character” has been challenging. I typically work with five pages of detailed notes when reviewing a book but found myself with twenty-one pages for this review.Brooks has written a gem of a book, one that raises the bar for future discussions of “character”. It takes time to absorb and savor. Brooks says publicly that he wrote this book to save his own soul.“The Road to Character” is about the cultural s [...]

    3. Raj Agrawal on said:

      I’m a student of moral development, so the idea that a scholar devoted himself to the root of character development pulled me into this book.I was grateful for the multiple vignettes on various men and women who found themselves on their path to maturity and ultimately character. It was difficult to follow the theme at times, but that was part of the charm of this book — I found myself getting immersed in each real-life story.The author returns often to the Protestant ethic that believes we [...]

    4. Freudian Slips on said:

      I have opted for a "3" rating, which may be a little harsh for this well-written book, but that's because I found myself vacillating between enjoying parts of this book while disliking others. The book opens well with an interesting comparison of resume virtues vs eulogy virtues. Resume virtues are the accomplishments and skills we put on our resumes; eulogy virtues are the characteristics that are at the core of your being. Brooks then describes this contrast as Adam I vs Adam II and goes on [...]

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