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  • The Road to Character | David Brooks

    The Road to Character

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By David Brooks
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey, David Brooks
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    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.

    Amazon Customer says: "Rich, textured stories"
  • The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement | David Brooks

    The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By David Brooks
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
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    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.

    Pamela Harvey says: "Finally!"
  • Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There | David Brooks

    Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By David Brooks
    • Narrated By David Brooks
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    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.

    S. Perreten says: "Bobos in Paradise"
  • The Evolution of Simplicity | David Brooks

    The Evolution of Simplicity

    • UNABRIDGED (5 mins)
    • By David Brooks
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
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    "The Evolution of Simplicity" is from the November 04, 2015 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

  • The Economy Isn't Broken | David Brooks

    The Economy Isn't Broken

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By David Brooks
    • Narrated By Barbara Benjamin-Creel
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    Middle-class wage stagnation is the biggest economic fact driving American politics. Over the past many years, so the common argument goes, capitalism has developed structural flaws. Economic gains are not being shared fairly with the middle class. Wages have become decoupled from productivity. Even when the economy grows, everything goes to the rich.

    "The Economy Isn't Broken" is from the September 14, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

  • The Road to Character | David Brooks

    The Road to Character

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By David Brooks
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey, David Brooks
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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. 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.

    pof says: "Strucked a chord"
  • The Great Affluence Fallacy | David Brooks

    The Great Affluence Fallacy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 mins)
    • By David Brooks
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
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    "The Great Affluence Fallacy" is from the August 08, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

  • What Moderates Believe | David Brooks

    What Moderates Believe

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By David Brooks
    • Narrated By Keith Sellon-Wright
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    Donald Trump is not the answer to this nation’s problems, so the great questions of the moment are: If not Trump, what? What does the reaction to Trump look like?

    "What Moderates Believe" is from the August 21, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

  • David Brooks: Neuroscience and Sociology | David Brooks

    David Brooks: Neuroscience and Sociology

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr)
    • By David Brooks
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    David Brooks delivers a talk entitled Neuroscience and Sociology at the 2008 Aspen Ideas Festival.

  • Intimacy for the Avoidant | David Brooks

    Intimacy for the Avoidant

    • UNABRIDGED (5 mins)
    • By David Brooks
    • Narrated By Caroline Miller
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    "Intimacy for the Avoidant" is from the October 6, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Caroline Miller.

  • When Life Asks for Everything | David Brooks

    When Life Asks for Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (5 mins)
    • By David Brooks
    • Narrated By Kristi Burns
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    I’d like to offer you two models of human development.The first is what you might call The Four Kinds of Happiness. The lowest kind of happiness is material pleasure, having nice food and clothing and a nice house. Then there is achievement, the pleasure we get from earned and recognized success. Third, there is generativity, the pleasure we get from giving back to others. Finally, the highest kind of happiness is moral joy, the glowing satisfaction we get when we have surrendered ourselves to some noble cause or unconditional love.

    "When Life Asks for Everything" is from the September 18, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Kristi Burns.

  • How China Won the Keys to Disney's Magic Kingdom | David Barboza,Brooks Barnes

    How China Won the Keys to Disney's Magic Kingdom

    • UNABRIDGED (7 mins)
    • By David Barboza, Brooks Barnes
    • Narrated By Kristi Burns
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    "How China Won the Keys to Disney's Magic Kingdom" is from the June 14, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by David Barboza and Brooks Barnes and narrated by Kristi Burns.

  • The Jane Addams Model | David Brooks

    The Jane Addams Model

    • UNABRIDGED (5 mins)
    • By David Brooks
    • Narrated By Kristi Burns
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    These days, everything puts me in mind of Jane Addams. Many of the social problems we face today — the fraying social fabric, widening inequality, anxieties over immigration, concentrated poverty, the return of cartoonish hypermasculinity — are the same problems she faced 130 years ago. And in many ways her responses were more sophisticated than ours.

    "The Jane Addams Model" is from the April 24, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Kristi Burns.

  • This Century Is Broken | David Brooks

    This Century Is Broken

    • UNABRIDGED (5 mins)
    • By David Brooks
    • Narrated By Caroline Miller
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    Most of us came of age in the last half of the 20th century and had our perceptions of “normal” formed in that era. It was, all things considered, an unusually happy period. No world wars, no Great Depressions, fewer civil wars, fewer plagues.

  • The Alienated Mind | David Brooks

    The Alienated Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (5 mins)
    • By David Brooks
    • Narrated By Kristi Burns
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    The campaign of 2016 was an education in the deep problems facing the country. Angry voters made a few things abundantly clear: that modern democratic capitalism is not working for them; that basic institutions like the family and communities are falling apart; that we have a college educated elite that has found ingenious ways to make everybody else feel invisible, that has managed to transfer wealth upward to itself, that crashes the hammer of political correctness down on anybody who does not have faculty lounge views.

    "The Alienated Mind" is from the May 22, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Kristi Burns.

  • Before Manliness Lost Its Virtue | David Brooks

    Before Manliness Lost Its Virtue

    • UNABRIDGED (5 mins)
    • By David Brooks
    • Narrated By Keith Sellon-Wright
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    The Trump administration is certainly giving us an education in the varieties of wannabe manliness.

    "Before Manliness Lost Its Virtue" is from the July 31, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

  • The National Death Wish | David Brooks

    The National Death Wish

    • UNABRIDGED (5 mins)
    • By David Brooks
    • Narrated By Caroline Miller
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    A few weeks ago, Tom Cotton and David Perdue, Republican senators from Arkansas and Georgia, introduced an immigration bill that would cut the number of legal immigrants to this country each year in half, from about a million to about 500,000.

  • The Abbie Hoffman of the Right: Donald Trump | David Brooks

    The Abbie Hoffman of the Right: Donald Trump

    • UNABRIDGED (5 mins)
    • By David Brooks
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    It has to be admitted that Donald Trump is doing exactly what he was elected to do.He was not elected to be a legislative president. He never showed any real interest in policy during the campaign. He was elected to be a cultural president. He was elected to shred the dominant American culture and to give voice to those who felt voiceless in that culture. He’s doing that every day.

    "The Abbie Hoffman of the Right: Donald Trump" is from the September 25, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Kristi Burns.

  • How Trump Kills the GOP | David Brooks

    How Trump Kills the GOP

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By David Brooks
    • Narrated By Keith Sellon-Wright
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    It’s ironic that race was the issue that created the Republican Party and that race could very well be the issue that destroys it.

    "How Trump Kills the GOP" is from the August 28, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

  • The GOP Rejects Conservatism | David Brooks

    The GOP Rejects Conservatism

    • UNABRIDGED (5 mins)
    • By David Brooks
    • Narrated By Kristi Burns
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    There is a structural flaw in modern capitalism. Tremendous income gains are going to those in the top 20 percent, but prospects are diminishing for those in the middle and working classes. This gigantic trend widens inequality, exacerbates social segmentation, fuels distrust and led to Donald Trump.

    "The GOP Rejects Conservatism" is from the June 26, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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