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Brooks, David 1961-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 247 publications in 9 languages and 12,732 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's films  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Biography  History  Bibliography  Interviews  Instructional films 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: HQ801, 305.5130973
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Most widely held works by David Brooks
The road to character by David Brooks( Book )

39 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""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."--
The social animal : the hidden sources of love, character, and achievement by David Brooks( Book )

39 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 2,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the influential and hugely popular "New York Times" columnist and bestselling author of "Bobos in Paradise" comes a landmark exploration of how human beings and communities succeed
Bobos in paradise : the new upper class and how they got there by David Brooks( Book )

42 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work of "comic sociology," David Brooks coins a new word, Bobo, to describe today's upper class--those who have wed the bourgeois world of capitalist enterprise to the hippie values of the bohemian counterculture. You know, those visionary software companies where people come to work wearing hiking boots and glacier glasses and seek oneness with the rhythms of nature. Their hybrid lifestyle is the atmosphere we breathe--it defines our age--and in this witty and serious look at the cultural consequences of the information age, Brooks has defined a new generation.--From publisher description
The road to character by David Brooks( Recording )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Brooks tells the story of ten great lives that illustrate how character is developed, and how we can all strive to build rich inner lives, marked by humility and moral depth. In a society that emphasizes success and external achievement, The Road to Character is a book about inner worth
The social animal : the hidden sources of love, character, and achievement by David Brooks( Recording )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Brooks reveals that success isn't all about money and fame, but about quality of life and the ability to provide for others. Here, listeners will discover that the most important aspects of success are often taken for granted
Backward and upward : the new conservative writing by David Brooks( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Paradise suite : Bobos in Paradise ; and, On Paradise Drive by David Brooks( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In hardcover together for the first time, New York Times columnist David Brooks’s acclaimed bestsellers, Bobos in Paradise and On Paradise Drive, with a new introduction by the author. David Brooks’s insightful, engaging, and hilarious observations on the nature of America and Americans have drawn comparisons to those of Malcolm Gladwell and Jerry Seinfeld. Christopher Buckley applauds him as “the smart, fun-to-read social critic of his generation.” In Bobos in Paradise, Brooks coined a term as he explored the ascendance of the “bourgeois bohemian”—a new generation melding capitalist enterprise with counterculture values. On Paradise Drive delves deeper into the American character, wittily dissecting the nation’s ongoing search for personal utopia— the kind that can be achieved through hard work, profit, masterful living, and maybe a really great country house. Shrewd and sharp, yet genial and reasoned, The Paradise Suite confirms Brooks as a true public intellectual and one of the most insightful social commentators of his age."--Publisher description
The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love by David Brooks( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brooks effectively interweaves history, science, statistics and instinctual behavioral patterns into a fictional treatment that reiterates his belief in "the way unconscious affections and aversions shape daily life. He employs a novelistic narrative device in his intricate analysis of two upwardly mobile, likeminded individuals. The fictional couple's initial meeting spurs the author to personify the dynamics of attraction via their gender-specific "primitive passions" ("Rob was looking at cleavage, Julia was looking for signs of trustworthiness"), primal scents and cues that would anticipate a lifelong romance. "Aided by chemistry and carried along by feeling," Rob and Julia troubleshoot cohabitation blunders, carnal urges and the birth of son Harold, who, together with his wife-to-be Erica (introduced chapters later), ultimately becomes the focus of the author's behavioral paradigm. Harold's mental development proceeds from kindergarten to high school via cliques, phases and a taboo student-teacher crush. The author expands his group with Erica, an ambitious, ethnically diverse girl raised in a poor public housing project. She excels at a challenging educational platform in her youth and achieves success as a business consultant by cultivating ideas and having Harold develop them for real-world application. Their evolution as husband and wife and consummate professionals is not, however, without a fair share of stumbles
Turning intellect into influence : the Manhattan Institute at 25( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics with David Brooks( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'animal social les ressorts cachés de l'amour, du bonheur et de la réussite by David Brooks( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with David Brooks, March 23, 2011( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El animal social : las fuentes secretas del amor, la personalidad y los logros by David Brooks( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to be religious in the public square by David Brooks( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Brooks of the New York Times speaks about the divide that exists in secular culture between two sets of virtues, the "résumé virtues" of actions we do to be successful in life, and the "eulogy virtues" of concepts that transcend materialism, such as strong character traits, which we know that we should pursue in life. His concept of the "river of spiritual longing" addresses the desires of those with extensive résumé virtues who feel a lack of eulogy virtues. After discussing the concepts of falling in love, suffering, and unexpected kindness as examples of how we realize that the résumé virtues aren't everything, he begins the latter half of his talk by concentrating on how Western Christians have engaged the secular world as it pursues what is transcendent. Here, Brooks addresses "walls" such as bad listening and disregard for privacy, which repel the secular world, and "ramps" such as the obvious joy of a consistent, tranquil Christian life and the benefits of possessing a clear sense of good and evil, which can be attractive to the secular world that senses its lack of moral underpinnings. He concludes with a reminder of the core significance of love for others, versus the self-centered focus on economics held by the secular world. This viewpoint means nothing worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime, nothing makes sense in the immediate context of history, and nothing ultimately virtuous can be accomplished alone, so we must depend on forgiveness, the ultimate form of love
Interview with David Brooks, April 28, 2015( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The social animal : the hidden sources of love, character, and achievement
Alternative Names
Brooks, B. David

Brooks , David

Brooks, David Benjamin.

Brooks, David Benjamin 1961-

David Brooks Amerikaans journalist

David Brooks kanadischer Wirtschaftsjournalist

Дэвид Брукс

ברוקס, דיויד 1961-

ברוקס, דייוויד 1961-

دیوید بروکس

டேவிட் புரூக்சு

브룩스, 데이비드 1961-

デイヴィッド・ブルックス

ブルックス, デイヴィッド

戴维·布鲁克斯

Languages
English (134)

Spanish (10)

Chinese (9)

German (4)

Japanese (4)

Polish (2)

Korean (2)

Czech (2)

French (1)

Covers
Bobos in paradise : the new upper class and how they got thereThe social animal : the hidden sources of love, character, and achievementBackward and upward : the new conservative writingThe Paradise suite : Bobos in Paradise ; and, On Paradise Drive