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

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"Brooks delivers alook at the impact of social influence on the individual that will help many reconsider what shapes them. He structures this work of the latest research in psychology and sociology (with emphasis on social psychology) in the tradition of Rousseau's Emile, creating two fictional characters whose choices and decisions throughout their lives are contextualized by a myriad of social, economic, and cultural forces. With a friendly projection, Arthur Morey narrates with a strong, calm, and deliberate tone, making sure each piece of this complex puzzle is understood, and Brooks's prose certainly invites this approach. With well-chosen emphasis and pauses, Morey engages listeners with a sincere tone that comes close to condescension, but never actually crosses over. Both Morey and Brooks are enthusiastic, but shy away from being preachy. A Random hardcover. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307739001
Author:
Brooks, David
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Author:
Brooks, David
Author:
Morey, Arthur
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Personal Growth - Success
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
psychology;sociology;non-fiction;culture;science;relationships;character;politics;brain;social science;social mobility;neuroscience;success
Edition Description:
Thirteen CD
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.8 x 5.1 x 1.6 in .8375 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Brooks delivers alook at the impact of social influence on the individual that will help many reconsider what shapes them. He structures this work of the latest research in psychology and sociology (with emphasis on social psychology) in the tradition of Rousseau's Emile, creating two fictional characters whose choices and decisions throughout their lives are contextualized by a myriad of social, economic, and cultural forces. With a friendly projection, Arthur Morey narrates with a strong, calm, and deliberate tone, making sure each piece of this complex puzzle is understood, and Brooks's prose certainly invites this approach. With well-chosen emphasis and pauses, Morey engages listeners with a sincere tone that comes close to condescension, but never actually crosses over. Both Morey and Brooks are enthusiastic, but shy away from being preachy. A Random hardcover. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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