The next NY Salon event will be a discussion of New York Times columnist David Brooks’ new book: The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement.
Monday May 9 2011, 7pm.
This is not a walk-in event. You must email firstname.lastname@example.org to attend. Spaces are limited so please let us know if you wish to attend and if you wish to bring a guest.
Brooks’ satirical novel explores the way we form our emotions and character. It chronicles the life cycle of a fictional couple—Harold, a historian working at a think tank, and Erica, a Chinese-Chicana cable-TV executive—as a case study of the non rational roots of social behaviors, from mating and shopping to voting. Through their story Brooks explores the unconscious mind and how it shapes the way we eat, love, live, vacation, and relate to other people. What is the best way to build true relationships? How do we instill imaginative thinking? How do we develop our moral intuitions and wisdom and character?
You can buy the book here (and yes, you must read the book!).