Heads Up on an upcoming NYT Bestseller: The Road to Character by David Brooks

There is substance in this book – and depth. Yet the reading is delightful. Of course I knew David Brooks from NBR’s NewsHour pundit section. Of course I knew he also wrote. I now have a much greater appreciation of the work of this nuanced thinker.
Today when mature men walk down my favored block in a lucky part of the nation for their daily constitutional — in the middle of the day — a reflection that achievements of character may weigh in even over achievements of resume is a refreshing thought. Furthermore, in a day when the few remaining moralist preachers are of necessity shrill and schmaltzy in order to get a hearing, and holding any traditional notion of character is seen as backward and tending toward the obstruction of progress, a work that is at once morally aspiring and also nuanced and examined is – the rarest of gems.
Thank you, David Brooks. Everybody else – who has the IQ and reading ability – run to get this book. Read it. Twice. Then buy copies for your children, cousins, and neighbors.

Teacher of Teachers. Professional, Master Level Trainer for ECD in Texas. College instructor, Trainer, Constultant

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