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The Second Mountain

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A thought-provoking exploration of the four major commitments in life that fundamentally shape our identities—from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Road to Character.

Every so often, you meet people who radiate joy—who seem to know exactly why they were put on this earth, who glow with a kind of inner light. Life, for these people, has often followed a two-mo
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Published April 16th 2019 by Random House
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Gail C.
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
THE SECOND MOUNTAIN by David Brooks is a complex book that is part philosophy, part personal disclosure, and part research. It serves as an excellent source to challenge the reader’s thinking about a variety of subjects including religion, marriage, social responsibility and personal growth. It is a book that requires a great deal of thought to absorb what is being said and to time for introspection to ascertain personal reactions. For this reason, I found it easiest to read a section and then ...more
Verity Payne
The usual windy drivel by one of America's biggest moral hypocrites. Naturally, it's full of the sort of self-serving justifications he uses for his own vile amorality in callously abandoning his long-time wife for a younger woman, then chastising her in the pages of the New York Times, no less, for not taking his abuse with "dignity". He even went so far as to imply she was stalking him, smirked about her desperate love for him, bragged about how much pain he was causing her, and, in a staggeri ...more
Cindy
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
I loved the first 30-40% of this book. I found the main theme intriguing - it goes without saying that David Brooks is a deep thinker and strong writer. He intersperses interesting statistics, quotes, philosophical and literary references to defend and support his positions and conclusions. However, I don't think he does a good job of answering the main question of the book of how to find your second mountain. By the second half of the book I felt it simply became a rambling on topics that he wa ...more
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