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.
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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
Permission Credits 285