The Road to Character

The Road to Character

by David Brooks


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In his most eye-opening and deeply personal book yet, David Brooks—New York Times bestselling author of The Social Animal—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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812993257
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 185,193
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

David Brooks is one of the nation’s leading writers and commentators. He is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times and appears regularly on PBS NewsHour and Meet the Press. He is the bestselling author of The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement; Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There; and On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Adam II xi

Chapter 1 The Shift 3

Chapter 2 The Summoned Self 16

Chapter 3 Self-Conquest 48

Chapter 4 Struggle 74

Chapter 5 Self-Mastery 105

Chapter 6 Dignity 130

Chapter 7 Love 153

Chapter 8 Ordered Love 186

Chapter 9 Self-Examination 213

Chapter 10 The Big Me 240

Acknowledgments 271

Notes 275

Permission Credits 285

Index 287

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