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The Social Animal by David  Brooks
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Dec 18, 11

bookshelves: nonfiction, 4-star
Recommended to Lisa by: Nathaniel
Read in December, 2011

A very interesting and very long look at the most social of all animals...man/woman. Brooks uses Harold and Erica, a composite couple(?), as a case study of sorts to examine relationships. Brooks starts with Harold and Erica's parents and moves the story forward through the ups and downs of life.

I think I enjoyed the part the best about Erica as she got older--all the little things she noticed about herself. I could relate!

Jim and I started listening to this audiobook on a car trip to visit family in October. Because possession is 9 tenths of the law, Jim got to continue listening in his car after the trip and I had to wait to pick up the story.

I found I agreed with much of Brooks' conclusions. Whether or not you agree with everything Brooks implies, you may find this book very interesting and fun to share and discuss with your best friend.


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