Friday, May 13, 2011

The Social Animal by David Brooks

Here's a great non-fiction recommendation from our library director:

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 mind in an illuminating work grounded in everyday life.  He offers a new look at the assumptions we make about life and a close, deep examination of the failure of social and economic policies that do not take into account the complexities of human behavior, treating us as if we were totally rational and guided by our thoughts rather than some combination of intellect and emotion.

Request The Social Animal from the Bangor Public Library