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

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Publisher:Random House
Published In:2011
Binding Type:Hardback
Weight:1.86 lbs
Pages:pp. 448

The Title "The Social Animal The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement" is written by David Brooks. This book was published in the year 2011. The ISBN number 140006760X|9781400067602 is assigned to the Hardback version of this title. This book has total of pp. 448 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Random House. We have about 81941 other great books from this publisher. The Social Animal The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement is currently Not Available with us.You can enquire about this book and we will let you know the availability.

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About the Book

Insight f="/books/the-new-york-times" Title="the-new-york-times">The New York Times ight and brio, David Brooks, the New York Times columnist and bestselling author of Bobos in Paradise, has long explored and explained the way we live. Now, with the intellectual curiosity and emotional WISDOM that make his columns among the most read in the nation, 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. 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. A scientific revolution has occurred—we have learned more about the human brain in the last thirty years than we had in the previous three thousand. The unconscious mind, it turns out, is most of the mind—not a dark, vestigial place but a creative and enchanted one, where most of the brain’s work gets done. This is the realm of emotions, intuitions, biases, longings, Genetic predispositions, personality traits, and social norms: the realm where character is formed and where our most important life decisions are made. The natural habitat of The Social Animal.

Drawing on a wealth of current research from numerous disciplines, Brooks takes Harold and Erica from infancy to school; from the “odyssey years” that have come to define young adulthood to the high walls of poverty; from the nature of attachment, love, and commitment, to the nature of effective leadership. He reveals the deeply social aspect of our very minds and exposes the bias in modern culture that overemphasizes rationalism, individualism, and IQ. Along the way, he demolishes conventional definitions of success while looking toward a culture based on trust and humility.

The Social Animal is a moving and nuanced intellectual adventure, a story of achievement and a defense of progress. Impossible to put down, it is an essential Book for our time, one that will have broad social impact and will change the way we see ourselves and the world.

About the Author

David Brooks is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times. He has been a senior editor at The Weekly Standard and a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Atlantic Monthly, and he is a weekly commentator on PBS NewsHour. He is the author of the bestseller Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There and On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense.