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The road to character / David Brooks.

Brooks, David, 1961- author. (Author).
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  • 40 of 44 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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APLS-Decatur 179.9 BRO ROA (Text) 34207001916429 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Benton County Public Library - Fowler 170.44 BRO (Text) 34044000855112 ADULT NONFICTION Available -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene County Public Library - Bloomfield 170.44 BRO (Text) 36803000944434 NONFICTION Available -
Brownstown Public Library - Brownstown 170 B873 (Text) 79361000093835 Adult Nonfiction - Body, Mind & Spirit Available -
Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County - Angola 179.9 BRO (Text) 33118000170140 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Cicero Branch 179.9.c Brooks, David (Text) 78294000254081 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Clinton Public Library - Clinton 179.9 BRO (Text) 36806002054615 NON-FICTION 2ND FLOOR Available -
Culver-Union Township Public Library - Culver 179.9 BRO (Text) 34304000790284 Adult - Nonfiction Available -
Eckhart Public Library - Main 179.9 BRO (Text) 840191002166587 Nonfiction - Main Floor Available -
Flora-Monroe Township Public Library - Flora 179.9 BRO (Text) 50825010670031 Non-Fiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780812993257
  • ISBN: 081299325X
  • ISBN: 9780812983418
  • ISBN: 0812983416
  • Physical Description: xvii, 300 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-284) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The shift -- The summoned self -- Self-conquest -- Struggle -- Self-mastery -- Dignity -- Love -- Ordered love -- Self-examination -- The Big Me.
Summary, etc.: ""I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have trodden it."--David Brooks. With the wisdom, humor, curiosity, and sharp insights that have brought millions of readers to his New York Times column and his previous bestsellers, 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. Responding to what he calls the culture of the Big Me, which emphasizes external success, Brooks challenges us, and himself, to rebalance the scales between our "resume virtues"--achieving wealth, fame, and status--and our "eulogy virtues," those that exist at the core of our being: kindness, bravery, honesty, or faithfulness, focusing on what kind of relationships we have formed. Looking to some of the world's greatest thinkers and inspiring leaders, Brooks explores how, through internal struggle and a sense of their own limitations, they have built a strong inner character. Labor activist Frances Perkins understood the need to suppress parts of herself so that she could be an instrument in a larger cause. Dwight Eisenhower organized his life not around impulsive self-expression but considered self-restraint. Dorothy Day, a devout Catholic convert and champion of the poor, learned as a young woman the vocabulary of simplicity and surrender. Civil rights pioneers A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin learned reticence and the logic of self-discipline, the need to distrust oneself even while waging a noble crusade. Blending psychology, politics, spirituality, and confessional, The Road to Character provides an opportunity for us to rethink our priorities, and strive to build rich inner lives marked by humility and moral depth."-- Provided by publisher.
"#1 New York Times bestselling author David Brooks, a controversial and eye-opening look at how our culture has lost sight of the value of humility - defined as the opposite of self-preoccupation - and why only an engaged inner life can yield true meaning and fulfillment"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Character.
Self Concept.

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