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    • The Road to Character

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, David Brooks
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 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 1,378
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally!

    • By Pamela Harvey on 03-13-11

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Bobos in Paradise

    • The New Upper Class and How They Got There
    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: David Brooks
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 210
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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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Bobos in Paradise

    • By S. Perreten on 04-07-05

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Intimacy for the Avoidant

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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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.

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    • The Road to Character

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, David Brooks
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Strucked a chord

    • By pof on 01-30-17

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Moral Vacuum in the House of Trump

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Donald Trump’s grandfather Friedrich emigrated to the United States when he was 16, in 1885. He ventured west to seek his riches and finally settled in Seattle, where he opened a restaurant that, according to family historian Gwenda Blair, likely included a section for a bordello.

    "Moral Vacuum in the House of Trump" is from the July 13, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • I Miss Barack Obama

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "I Miss Barack Obama" is from the Column section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • The Strange Failure of the Educated Elite

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Once upon a time, white male Protestants ruled the roost. You got into a fancy school if your father had gone to the fancy school. You got a job at a white-shoe law firm or climbed the corporate ladder if you golfed at the right club.

    "The Strange Failure of the Educated Elite" is from the May 28, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Three Views of Marriage

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Three Views of Marriage
" is from the Column section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • A Question of Moral Radicalism

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "A Question of Moral Radicalism" is from the Columns section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • The Art of Thinking Well

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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    Richard Thaler has just won an extremely well deserved Nobel Prize in economics. Thaler took an obvious point, that people don’t always behave rationally, and showed the ways we are systematically irrational.

    "The Art of Thinking Well" is from the October 09, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • A Little Reality on Immigration

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "A Little Reality on Immigration" is from the Columns section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • 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
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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

    • The Evolution of Simplicity

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

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    • Getting Trump out of My Brain

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Last week The Washington Post published transcripts of Donald Trump’s conversations with foreign leaders. A dear friend sent me an email suggesting I read them because they reveal how Trump’s mind works. But as I tried to click the link a Bartleby-like voice in my head said, “I would prefer not to.” I tried to click again and the voice said: “No thanks. I’m full.”

    "Getting Trump out of My Brain" is from the August 07, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Guns and the Soul of America

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The pattern is by now numbingly familiar. A lone lunatic murders a mass of innocent people in some public location. There is a heartfelt cry for tighter control on gun ownership. Then state legislatures swing into action. They pass a series of laws loosening controls on gun ownership.

    "Guns and the Soul of America" is from the October 05, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Why Fathers Leave Their Children

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Millions of poor children and teenagers grow up without their biological father, and often when you ask them about it, you hear a litany of male barbarism. You hear teens describe how their dad used to beat up their mom, how an absent father had five kids with different women and abandoned them all.

    "Why Fathers Leave Their Children" is from the June 15, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • Mis-Educating the Young

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A few months ago I had lunch with a former student named Lucy Fleming, one of the best writers I’ve taught. I asked her what she had learned in her first year out of college. She said she had been forced to think differently.

    "Mis-Educating the Young" is from the June 22, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Lady Gaga and the Life of Passion

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Lady Gaga and the Life of Passion" is from the October 24, 2015 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Jeff Flake Plants a Flag

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Do you ever get the feeling we’re all going to be judged for this moment? Historians, our grandkids and we ourselves will look and ask: What did you do as the Trump/Scaramucci/Bannon administration dropped a nuclear bomb on the basic standards of decency in public life? What did you do as the U.S. Congress ceased to function? What positions did you take as America teetered toward national decline?

    "Jeff Flake Plants a Flag" is from the July 27, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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