Books written by David Brooks

The Second Mountain

Random House | July 17, 2019 | 384 pages
Everybody tells you to live for a cause larger than yourself, but how exactly do you do it? The bestselling author of The Road to Character explores what it takes to lead a meaningful life in a self-centered world. Every so often, you meet people who radiate joy--who seem to know why they were put... More Info

The Social Animal

Random House Incorporated | January 1, 2012 | 448 pages
From the influential New York Times columnist and best-selling author of Bobos in Paradise comes a landmark exploration of how human beings and communities succeed. Reprint. A #1 best-seller.  More Info

The Road to Character

Random House | April 14, 2015 | 320 pages
Evaluates America's transition to a culture that values self-promotion over humility, explaining the importance of an engaged inner life in personal fulfillment.  More Info

Best American Essays 2012

October 2, 2012 | 310 pages
Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2011 which were originally published in American periodicals.  More Info