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David Brooks: "The Social Animal" | Talks at Google

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Published on Jun 22, 2011

NY Times Columnist David Brooks visits Google's New York, NY office to discuss his book "The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement." This event took place on May 3, 2011, as part of the Authors@Google series.

With unequaled insight 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.

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.

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