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Praise for David Brooks's "The Social Animal"
"Provocative . . . seeks to do nothing less than revolutionize our notions about how we function and conduct our lives.""--The Philadelphia Inquirer"
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"[A] fascinating study of the unconscious mind and its impact on our lives."--"The Economist"
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"Compulsively readable . . . Brooks's considerable achievement comes in his ability to elevate the unseen aspects of private experience into a vigorous and challenging conversation about what we all share."--"San Francisco Chronicle"
"Brooks surveys a stunning amount of research and cleverly connects it to everyday experience. . . . As in ["Bobos in Paradise"], he shows genius in sketching archetypes and coining phrases."--"The Wall Street Journal"
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"Authoritative, impressively learned, and vast in scope.""--Newsweek"
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"An enjoyably thought-provoking adventure.""--The Boston Globe"

Praise for "The Road to Character"
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"A powerful, haunting book that works its way beneath your skin."--"The Guardian "(U.K.)
"David Brooks--the "New York Times" columnist and PBS commentator whose measured calm gives punditry a good name--offers the building blocks of a meaningful life in "The Road to Character.""--"Washingtonian "("Four Books Washingtonians Should Be Reading This Month")
"Brooks, author of "The Social Animal, " offers biographies of a cross section of individuals who struggled against their own weaknesses and limitations and developed strong moral fiber. . . . [He] offers a humility code that cautions against living only for happiness and that recognizes we are ultimately saved by grace."--"Booklist"
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"The road to exceptional character may be unpaved and a bit rocky, yet it is still worth the struggle. This is the basic thesis of Brooks's engrossing treatise on personal morality in today's materialistic, proud world. . . . [His] poignant and at times quite humorous commentary on the importance of humility and virtue makes for a vital, uplifting read."--"Publishers Weekly"
Praise for David Brooks's "The Social Animal"
"Provocative . . . seeks to do nothing less than revolutionize our notions about how we function and conduct our lives.""--The Philadelphia Inquirer"
" "
"[A] fascinating study of the unconscious mind and its impact on our lives."--"The Economist"
" "
"Compulsively readable . . . Brooks's considerable achievement comes in his ability to elevate the unseen aspects of private experience into a vigorous and challenging conversation about what we all share."--"San Francisco Chronicle"
"Brooks surveys a stunning amount of research and cleverly connects it to everyday experience. . . . As in ["Bobos in Paradise"], he shows genius in sketching archetypes and coining phrases."--"The Wall Street Journal"
" "
"Authoritative, impressively learned, and vast in scope.""--Newsweek"
" "
"An enjoyably thought-provoking adventure.""--The Boston Globe"

Praise for "The Road to Character"
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"David Brooks's gift--as he might put it in his swift, engaging way--is for making obscure but potent social studies research accessible and even startling. . . . ["The Road to Character" is] a hyper-readable, lucid, often richly detailed human story. . . . In the age of the selfie, Brooks wishes to exhort us back to a semiclassical sense of self-restraint, self-erasure, and self-suspicion."--Pico Iyer, "The New York Times Book Review"
"A powerful, haunting book that works its way beneath your skin."--"The Guardian "(U.K.)
"Elegant and lucid . . . a pitch-perfect clarion call, issued not with preachy hubris but from a deep place of humility, for awakening to the greatest rewards of living . . . "The Road to Character" is an essential read in its entirety--Anne Lamott with a harder edge of moral philosophy, Seneca with a softer edge of spiritual sensitivity, E. F. Schumacher for perplexed moderns."--Maria Popova, "Brain Pickings"
"David Brooks--the "New York Times" columnist and PBS commentator whose measured calm gives punditry a good name--offers the building blocks of a meaningful life in "The Road to Character.""--"Washingtonian "("Four Books Washingtonians Should Be Reading This Month")
"Brooks, author of "The Social Animal, " offers biographies of a cross section of individuals who struggled against their own weaknesses and limitations and developed strong moral fiber. . . . [He] offers a humility code that cautions against living only for happiness and that recognizes we are ultimately saved by grace."--"Booklist"
" "
"The road to exceptional character may be unpaved and a bit rocky, yet it is still worth the struggle. This is the basic thesis of Brooks's engrossing treatise on personal morality in today's materialistic, proud world. . . . [His] poignant and at times quite humorous commentary on the importance of humility and virtue makes for a vital, uplifting read."--"Publishers Weekly"
Praise for David Brooks's "The Social Animal"
"Provocative . . . seeks to do nothing less than revolutionize our notions about how we function and conduct our lives.""--The Philadelphia Inquirer"
" "
"[A] fascinating study of the unconscious mind and its impact on our lives."--"The Economist"
" "
"Compulsively readable . . . Brooks's considerable achievement comes in his ability to elevate the unseen aspects of private experience into a vigorous and challenging conversation about what we all share."--"San Francisco Chronicle"
"Brooks surveys a stunning amount of research and cleverly connects it to everyday experience. . . . As in ["Bobos in Paradise"], he shows genius in sketching archetypes and coining phrases."--"The Wall Street Journal"
" "
"Authoritative, impressively learned, and vast in scope.""--Newsweek"
" "
"An enjoyably thought-provoking adventure.""--The Boston Globe"

David Brooks s gift as he might put it in his swift, engaging way is for making obscure but potent social studies research accessible and even startling. . . . [The Road to Character is] a hyper-readable, lucid, often richly detailed human story. . . . In the age of the selfie, Brooks wishes to exhort us back to a semiclassical sense of self-restraint, self-erasure, and self-suspicion. Pico Iyer, The New York Times Book Review
David Brooks the New York Times columnist and PBS commentator whose measured calm gives punditry a good name offers the building blocks of a meaningful life. Washingtonian

This profound and eloquent book is written with moral urgency and philosophical elegance. Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree and The Noonday Demon
[Brooks] emerges as a countercultural leader. . . . The literary achievement of The Road to Character is inseparable from the virtues of its author. As the reader, you not only want to know about Frances Perkins or Saint Augustine. You also want to know what Brooks makes of Frances Perkins or Saint Augustine. The voice of the book is calm, fair and humane. The highlight of the material is the quality of the author s moral and spiritual judgments. Michael Gerson, The Washington Post
A powerful, haunting book that works its way beneath your skin. The Guardian (U.K.)

This learned and engaging book brims with pleasures. Newsday
Original and eye-opening . . . At his best, Brooks is a normative version of Malcolm Gladwell, culling from a wide array of scientists and thinkers to weave an idea bigger than the sum of its parts. USA Today
David Brooks breaks the columnist s fourth wall. . . . There is something affecting in the diligence with which Brooks seeks a cure for his self-diagnosed shallowness by plumbing the depths of others. . . . Brooks s instinct that there is wisdom to be found in literature that cannot be found in the pages of the latest social science journals is well-advised, and the possibility that his book may bring the likes of Eliot or Samuel Johnson another literary figure about whom he writes with engaging sympathy to a wider general readership is a heartening thought. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker

If you want to be reassured that you are special, you will hate this book. But if you like thoughtful polemics, it is worth logging off Facebook to read it. The Economist
Brooks uses the powerful stories of people such as Augustine, George Eliot and Dwight Eisenhower to inspire. The Times (U.K.)
Elegant and lucid . . . a pitch-perfect clarion call, issued not with preachy hubris but from a deep place of humility, for awakening to the greatest rewards of living . . . The Road to Character is an essential read in its entirety Anne Lamott with a harder edge of moral philosophy, Seneca with a softer edge of spiritual sensitivity, E. F. Schumacher for perplexed moderns. Maria Popova, Brain Pickings
Brooks, author of The Social Animal, offers biographies of a cross section of individuals who struggled against their own weaknesses and limitations and developed strong moral fiber. . . . [He] offers a humility code that cautions against living only for happiness and that recognizes we are ultimately saved by grace. Booklist

The road to exceptional character may be unpaved and a bit rocky, yet it is still worth the struggle. This is the basic thesis of Brooks s engrossing treatise on personal morality in today s materialistic, proud world. . . . [His] poignant and at times quite humorous commentary on the importance of humility and virtue makes for a vital, uplifting read. Publishers Weekly"

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In The Road to Character David Brooks, best-selling author of The Social Animal and New York Times columnist, explains why selflessness leads to greater success

You could say there are two kinds of virtues in the world, the résumé virtues and the eulogy virtues. The résumé virtues are the ones you list on your CV, the skills that contribute to external success. The eulogy virtues are deeper. They're what get talked about at your funeral and they are usually the virtues that exist at the core of your being - whether you are kind, brave, honest or faithful, what kind of relationships you formed over your lifetime.

In this urgent and soul-searching book, David Brooks explores the road to character. We live in a culture that encourages us to think about how to be wealthy and successful, but which leaves many of us inarticulate about how to cultivate the deepest inner life. We know that this deeper life matters, but it becomes subsumed by the day-to-day, and the deepest parts of who we are go unexplored and unstructured. The Road to Character connects us once again to an ancient moral tradition, a tradition that asks us to confront our own weaknesses and grow in response, rather than shallowly focus on our good points. It is a focus David Brooks believes all of us - including himself - need to reconnect with now.

Telling the stories of people through history who have exemplified the different activities that contribute to a deeper existence, Brooks uses the diverse lives of individuals such as George Eliot, Dwight Eisenhower and Augustine to explore traits such as self-mastery, dignity, vocation and love. He hopes that through considering their lives it will fire the longing we all have to be better, to find the path to character.

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.


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  • Número de páginas: 294
  • Números de página - ISBN de origen: 081299325X
  • Editor: Allen Lane (14 de abril de 2015)
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  • Idioma: Inglés
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Escuché unas entrevistas de David Brooks en televisión y pensé que sería un interesante tema. Me gustó la estructura del libro – primero describir el tema, luego dar ejemplos para enfatizar ciertos puntos y al final un resumen. Su forma de escribir es excelente en el vocabulario y estructura. Hay poca gente que escribe o habla con tanta claridad, sencillez y profundidad. Y es inspirador.
Después de leer el libro lo quise comentar con mis amigos y encontré varios videos en YouTube en el cual resume el libro y da algunos ejemplos. Aún con esta posibilidad, el libro vale la pena para aquellos momentos en que quieres inspirarte en la vida de otros. El reto ahora es escribir otro libros pero con ejemplos de personajes que no sean de Estados Unidos, quizás latinoamericanos.
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3.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Interesting but not compelling 24 de abril de 2015
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I have opted for a "3" rating, which may be a little harsh for this well-written book, but that's because I found myself vacillating between enjoying parts of this book while disliking others. The book opens well with an interesting comparison of resume virtues vs eulogy virtues. Resume virtues are the accomplishments and skills we put on our resumes; eulogy virtues are the characteristics that are at the core of your being. Brooks then describes this contrast as Adam I vs Adam II and goes on to cite various examples of how our society has been taken over by resume virtues and Adam I beliefs and actions. He compares a football player's over-enthusiastic response to a touchdown with the more humble reactions to the US victory in WWII.

I enjoyed this opening discussion as well as several of the examples of individuals who had found their "vocation" (rather than "career") often through a circumstance in their life which propelled them toward it. Many times, their calling found them. I liked the emphasis on humility and the importance of being a good person not just doing good deeds. I also enjoyed reading about the Triangle Factory Fire and other incidents which pointed certain individuals toward their ultimate destinies. I truly admire the values he promotes and was pleasantly reminded of my father's generation which lived many of those values through WWII and other historic events.

But as I continued to read the book, I started to get a sense of "back in the good old days" nostalgia that implies (or blatantly states) that somehow suffering is the key to nobility and a good person. Stories are told of individuals who survived deaths of close family or children, endured hazing or torture, and it all started to sound a little preachy, no matter how eloquently it was stated. I am not someone who holds much for the "good old days"-- they weren't so good for women, minorities, the poor, etc. And Brooks acknowledges that early on, but he seems to forget that, and after awhile I grew tired of reading the book. For every person who survives a hazing/torture event and thrives, there are others who are crushed and destroyed, and I'm not sure that's because they lack character. It's inspiring to read about those who triumph in dire circumstances, but I'm left with trying to figure out what that means-- should life be harder, the rules be harsher so we will have greater character? There's a tone of "life was harder then" and forged stronger people, and I'm not sure I agree.

Bottom line-- it's an interesting and well-written book and I truly recommend the first portion of it But after that, I felt like I had gotten the point. It just wasn't as compelling to read after the first few chapters.
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3.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Although I did enjoy reading some of the biographies around which the book's ... 20 de diciembre de 2016
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The author has a very repetitive writing style (the volume could be reduced in size by 25% of the redundancies were removed), that made reading very difficult for me. I was also bothered by his idealized Victorian moral principles, which focused mainly on the individual: Mr. Brooks essentially asks--why aren't individuals of high moral fiber any more? He clearly wants "to make American moral again," but as a true conservative he insufficiently addresses the power influences of "the capitalist market" on contemporary personality development. Although I did enjoy reading some of the biographies around which the book's chapters are structured, overall it's a very long way to go for not much of a message.
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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Well written & vital. 23 de abril de 2017
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Should be required reading no matter your political proclivities. As R.W Emerson said "Character is the Only Rank" and this is as good an exposition of that quality - now more vital than ever - as I have ever read.
4.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas This is a fine book on the meaning of "character" 29 de agosto de 2016
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This is a fine book on the meaning of "character" ... a personal quality in relatively short supply today. As the author himself says, one can profitably read the Introduction and Chapters One and Ten for the philosophical meat of the book. The intervening chapters are the biographies of a diverse list of people that Brooks has selected as exemplars of character. Although those chapters make for an interesting and enjoyable read, they are not essential to the author's central ideas about the meaning of character; in that regard, the three sections just mentioned are the valuable ones that are both excellent and insightful. Those sections alone are worth the price of the book! And the fact that it is soon to be released in paperback should make it all that much more accessible to a wider contemporary audience that needs to hear its message.
3.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Self improvement lessons taken from lives of real heroes in US history 31 de enero de 2017
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Captivating personal portraits of selected American heroes and heroines who worked to help others and change America for the better.
Filled with good insights and lessons, but urge to create a formal list of lessons falls short of being useful in my mind.
Too disjointed and even contradictory to be of much policy use -- even for an individual to follow comprehensively..
Better to pick and choose among the examples and lessons he presents, and hope for the best.
It was a shock to read his comment that he wrote this book to "save his own life" -- meaning his sanity.
He was depressed in his own life.

I do mine pro-football players celebrating a touchdown, as long it does not delay the game for long.
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