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

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The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement Author David Brooks
ISBN-10 0812979370
ISBN-13 9780812979374
Year 2012-01-03
Pages 448
Language English
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
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1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWith unequaled insight and brio New York Times columnist David Brooks has long explored and explained the way we live Now Brooks turns to the building blocks of human flourishing in a multilayered profoundly illuminating work grounded in everyday life This is the story of how success happens told through the lives of one composite American couple Harold and Erica Drawing on a wealth of current research from numerous disciplines Brooks takes Harold and Erica from infancy to old age illustrating a fundamental new understanding of human nature along the way The unconscious mind it turns out is not a dark vestigial place but a creative one where most of the brains work gets done This is the realm where character is formed and where our most important life decisions are madethe natural habitat of The Social Animal Brooks reveals the deeply social aspect of our minds and exposes the bias in modern culture that overemphasizes rationalism individualism and IQ He demolishes conventional definitions of success and looks toward a culture based on trust and humility The Social Animal is a moving intellectual adventure a story of achievement and a defense of progress It is an essential book for our timeone that will have broad social impact and will change the way we see ourselves and the world

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