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  • Published: 27 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241186732
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

The Road to Character




How would you like to be remembered? In our success-driven lives, we can overlook what gives existence true meaning. This astonishing bestseller will help you on a journey to discover who you really are and embrace a simple truth: in order to fulfil yourself, you must learn to forget yourself.

The No. 1 New York Times bestseller on the secret to leading a good lifeWe live in a Big Me culture: universities and businesses alike reward goal-oriented superstars and those who self-promote are most likely to thrive. But what does this say about us?David Brooks argues that our hunger for wealth and status is eroding our ability to create meaningful inner lives. To show us how to live better, he looks at people whose sense of humility was fundamental to their success. What they all understood was a simple but counterintuitive truth: in order to fulfil yourself, you must learn how to forget yourself.

  • Published: 27 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241186732
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the author

David Brooks

David Brooks' fourth volume of short fiction, Napoleon's Roads, is in the late stages of preparation, as is his second novel, The Umbrella Club. His most recent book is Walking to Point Clear, a collection of poetry. He teaches Australian Literature at the University of Sydney, and is co-editor of Southerly.

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