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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Large Print Pr
Publication date September 6, 2016
Binding Paperback
Edition Large print
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781594139376
ISBN-10 1594139377
Dimensions 0 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Original list price $18.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST • "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 "résumé 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.



"Joy," David Brooks writes, "is a byproduct experienced by people who are aiming for something else. But it comes."



Editions
This edition contains multiple works--typically stories or entire novels--that are found in different collections. Below find each work in this edition grouped by how you can find each.
Editions for the work The Road to Character
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781410482785
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (September 2, 2015)
9781410482785 | details & prices | 625 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $30.99
This edition also contains The Road to Character
About: A #1 New York Times Bestseller Responding to what he calls the culture of the Big Me, David Brooks challenges us, and himself, to rebalance the scales between our “résumé virtues” ― achieving wealth, fame, and status; and our “eulogy virtues” ― kindness, bravery, honesty, and faithfulness.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780373271405 Book cover for 9780571129669 Book cover for 9781594139376
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Large print edition from Large Print Pr (September 6, 2016)
9781594139376 | details & prices | List price $18.00
This edition also contains The Road to Character
About: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST • "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.
With Pat Warren | from Harlequin Books (April 1, 2001); titled "The Way We Wed"
9780373271405 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $4.50
This edition also contains The Road to Character, The Way We Wed
About: The Way We Wed by Pat Warren released on Mar 23, 2001 is available now for purchase.
With Timothy Mo | Reprint edition from Faber & Faber (April 1, 1988); titled "The Monkey King"
9780571129669 | details & prices | 275 pages | List price $10.95
This edition also contains The Monkey King, The Road to Character
About: Book by Timothy Mo
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780553551860
 
Unabridged edition from Random House (April 14, 2015); titled "The Road to Character: The Humble Journey to an Excellent Life"
9780553551860 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $45.00
About: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • David Brooks challenges us to rebalance the scales between the focus on external success—“résumé virtues”—and our core principles.
Editions for the work The Road to Character
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781410482785
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (September 2, 2015)
9781410482785 | details & prices | 625 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $30.99
This edition also contains The Road to Character
About: A #1 New York Times Bestseller Responding to what he calls the culture of the Big Me, David Brooks challenges us, and himself, to rebalance the scales between our “résumé virtues” ― achieving wealth, fame, and status; and our “eulogy virtues” ― kindness, bravery, honesty, and faithfulness.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780373271405 Book cover for 9780571129669 Book cover for 9780812983418 Book cover for 9781594139376
 
from Random House Inc (October 4, 2016)
9780812983418 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $18.00
About: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • David Brooks challenges us to rebalance the scales between the focus on external success—“résumé virtues”—and our core principles.
The price comparison is for this edition
Large print edition from Large Print Pr (September 6, 2016)
9781594139376 | details & prices | List price $18.00
This edition also contains The Road to Character
About: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST • "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.
With Pat Warren | from Harlequin Books (April 1, 2001); titled "The Way We Wed"
9780373271405 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $4.50
This edition also contains The Road to Character, The Way We Wed
About: The Way We Wed by Pat Warren released on Mar 23, 2001 is available now for purchase.
With Timothy Mo | Reprint edition from Faber & Faber (April 1, 1988); titled "The Monkey King"
9780571129669 | details & prices | 275 pages | List price $10.95
This edition also contains The Monkey King, The Road to Character
About: Book by Timothy Mo

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