THE ROAD TO CHARACTER EBOOK
The Road to Character by David Brooks. Read online, or download in secure EPUB format. David Brooks challenges us to rebalance the scales between the focus on external success—“résumé virtues”—and our core principles. With the wisdom, humor, curiosity, and sharp insights that have brought millions of readers to his New York Times column and his previous bestsellers. Editorial Reviews. Review. “David Brooks's gift—as he might put it in his swift, engaging In The Road to Character David Brooks, best-selling author of The Social Animal and New York Times columnist, explains why selflessness leads to .
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Get this from a library! The road to character. [David Brooks] -- With the wisdom, humor, curiosity, and sharp insights that have brought millions. This content was uploaded by our users and we assume good faith they have the permission to share this book. If you own the copyright to this book and it is. Now, in The Road to Character, he focuses on the deeper values that should inform our lives. Looking to some of the world's greatest thinkers.
Don't waste your time. It led to a very spirited discussion in our book club because we couldn't say enough about how bad it was! And several of us are David Brooks fans!
Probably one of the worst nonfiction books I've ever seen.
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That people are impressed by the three source sub-undergrad level profiles is remarkable enough. That people so consistently praise the pretentious and repetitive prose? That's stupefying. I suspect that much of the praise comes from people who enjoy wagging their fingers at the kids these days and think that Brooks gives them some veneer of objectivity.
Either that or they're simply in awe of the great man writing it, because nothing in this book warrants the praise it's received. This book is an inspiring, challenging classic. Character is presented as the most important priority in a person's life.
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The book highlights thrlives of figures in history who have suffered to develop character. I chose this book for self improvement. Brooks used great figures from the history as the examples to explain the road to character.
Although it is inspiring to read about great historical figures but it also made it hard for me to relate my road to character. A very good contemporary guide to this topic. The author's style is idiosyncratic and can vary from eloquent to vaguely clunky, but not enough to distract readers. Just OK. A few quotables.
Seems to reach out to those of his readers, listeners, viewers, part of a mainstream eddying in the backwaters of apathy and quietism. Otherwise, preaching to the choir. Worth a skim. I was intrigued by this book just reading the blurb. The mention of "Resume Values" vs. Seeing how much the definition of "character" has changed over the years, it is indeed a monumental task that David Brooks has undertaken in this book. Brooks uses great figures from history to illustrate his points and often quotes from their lives or works.
This makes for some very colorful prose such as "Large angels take a long time unfolding their wings, but when they do they soar out of sight. Then and only then can we attain joy; for joy is not something you can aim for it is a byproduct that comes when you are aiming for something else. Not an easy read by any means but worth reading.
Star Gladiator, your analysis of David Brooks' book is full of such anger, which appears to be the result of extreme left radicalism. How can you live with such hatred in your heart? A person does not choose a vocation. A vocation is a calling. People generally feel they have no choice in the matter. Their life would be unrecognizable unless they pursued this line of activity. Skip to main navigation Skip to main navigation Skip to search Skip to search Skip to content.
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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. Now, in The Road to Character, he focuses on the deeper values that should inform our lives.
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