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    • The Second Mountain

    • How People Move from the Prison of Self to the Joy of Commitment
    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Author David Brooks explores the four commitments that define a life of meaning and purpose: to a spouse and family, to a vocation, to a philosophy or faith, and to a community. Our personal fulfillment depends on how well we choose and execute these commitments. Brooks looks at a range of people who have lived joyous, committed lives, and who have embraced the necessity and beauty of dependence. He gathers their wisdom on how to choose a partner, how to pick a vocation, how to live out a philosophy, and how we can begin to integrate our commitments into one overriding purpose.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I want to cry it’s so good

    • By Stacey Greenside on 04-17-19

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Road to Character

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, David Brooks
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,297
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      4 out of 5 stars 2,001
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,985

    With the wisdom, humor, curiosity, and sharp insights that have brought millions of readers to his New York Times column and his previous best sellers, David Brooks has consistently illuminated our daily lives in surprising and original ways. In The Social Animal, he explored the neuroscience of human connection and how we can flourish together. Now, in The Road to Character, he focuses on the deeper values that should inform our lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rich, textured stories

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-25-15

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Social Animal

    • The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,444
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 959
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 956

    This is the story of how success happens. It is told through the lives of one composite American couple, Harold and Erica - how they grow, push forward, are pulled back, fail, and succeed. Distilling a vast array of information into these two vividly realized characters, Brooks illustrates a fundamental new understanding of human nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally!

    • By Pamela Harvey on 03-13-11

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Road to Character

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, David Brooks
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
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      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 26

    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. We all possess two natures. One focuses on external success: wealth, fame, status and a great career. The other aims for internal goodness, driven by a spiritual urge not only to do good but to be good - honest, loving and steadfast. The inner self doesn't seek happiness superficially defined; it seeks emotional commitments without counting the cost and a deeper moral joy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • All over the place, long and not to the point.

    • By zeki e. on 01-22-19

    Regular price: $25.58

    • The Second Mountain

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What does it mean to look beyond yourself and find a moral cause? To forget about independence and discover dependence - to be utterly enmeshed in a web of warm relationships? What does it mean to value intimacy, devotion, responsibility and commitment above individual freedom? In The Second Mountain David Brooks explores the meaning and possibilities that scaling a second mountain offer us and the four commitments that most commonly move us there: family, vocation, philosophy and community.

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Interview with David Brooks

    • By: David Brooks
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 80
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Bobos, bourgeois bohemians, define our age. Their hybrid culture is the atmosphere we breathe. Their status codes govern social life, and their moral codes govern ethics and influence our politics. Bobos in Paradise is a witty and serious look at the cultural consequences of the information age and a penetrating description of how we live now.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not worth paying for

    • By Nasaya on 12-31-15

    Regular price: $0.00

    • David Brooks on Anti-Semitism and Power

    • Hating America and Hating the Jews, at the 92nd Street Y
    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: David Brooks
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 34
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    David Brooks shares his views and raises awareness on new forms of anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism, while addressing issues of bigotry and contemporary discrimination. Presented in cooperation with the Simon Wiesenthal Center in memory of Dorothy Gardner Adler.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Weak delivery

    • By B. Hamlin on 05-02-17

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Bobos in Paradise

    • The New Upper Class and How They Got There
    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: David Brooks
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 219
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    It used to be pretty easy to distinguish between the bourgeois world of capitalism and the bohemian counterculture. The bourgeois worked for corporations, wore gray, and went to church. The bohemians were artists and intellectuals. Bohemians championed the values of the liberated 1960s; the bourgeois were the enterprising yuppies of the 1980s.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Bobos in Paradise

    • By S. Perreten on 04-07-05

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Silence Became a Symphony

    • By: David Divine Brooks
    • Narrated by: Lanitta Elder
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Silence Became a Symphony is the follow up collection of poetry, prose, and writings to the book Tantrums of Genius which was published mid 2013. Silence Became a Symphony continues on that gritty thought process of challenging you to be inspired and think about where we are as a culture.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Tantrums of Genius

    • By: David Divine Brooks
    • Narrated by: Lanitta Elder
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tantrums of Genius is a gritty, inspired collection of poetry and writings by American author David Divine Brooks.The work spans the writer's vivid years traveling the world falling in love with art, poetry, women and beer.

    Regular price: $3.95