The Road to Character

Author(s): David Brooks

Personal Development

We live in a Big Me culture: universities and businesses alike reward goal-oriented superstars and those who self-promote are most likely to thrive. But what does this say about us? David Brooks argues that our hunger for wealth and status is eroding our ability to create meaningful inner lives. To show us how to live better, he looks at people whose sense of humility was fundamental to their success. What they all understood was a simple but counterintuitive truth: in order to fulfill yourself, you must learn how to forget yourself.

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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.

General Fields

  • : 9780241186725
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Allen Lane
  • : April 2015
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2015
  • : September 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Brooks
  • : Hardback
  • : 615
  • : 158.1
  • : 320