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.
David Brooks is a columnist for The New York Times and frequent broadcaster. His previous books include the bestsellers The Social Animal and Bobos in Paradise. His New York Times columns reach over 800,000 readers across the globe.
Profound and eloquent ... written with moral urgency and philosophical elegance -- Andrew Solomon, author of 'Far From the Tree' A powerful, haunting book that works its way beneath your skin ... worth logging off Facebook to read it -- Oliver Burkeman Guardian Everyone concerned about the good life should read this book -- Tim Montgomerie The Times A hyper-readable, lucid, often richly detailed human story ... In the age of the selfie, Brooks wishes to exhort us back to a semiclassical sense of self-restraint, self-erasure and self-suspicion New York Times Book Review [Brooks] emerges as a countercultural leader ... The literary achievement of The Road to Character is inseparable from the virtues of its author ... The highlight of the material is the quality of the author's moral and spiritual judgments -- Michael Gerson Washington Post