The Parish Academy of Global Studies (AGS), through our partnership with DFW World Affairs Council, is pleased to present David Brooks as part of its Distinguished Speakers for the 2014-2015 school year. Brooks will speak at Parish on May 11, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in Godwin Chapel. He will speak about his latest book, The Road to Character: The Humble Journey to an Excellent Life.
Tickets for the event are on sale now through the DFW World Affairs Council website. Members of the Parish Episcopal School community will receive the WAC member price of $35 per ticket. Register today!
In his most eye-opening and deeply personal book yet, David Brooks-New York Times bestselling author of The Social Animal-tells the story of ten great lives that illustrate how character is developed, and how we can all strive to build rich inner lives, marked by humility and moral depth. In a society that emphasizes success and external achievement, The Road to Character is a book about inner worth.
--Taken from MacMillan Publishers.
Brooks writes an op-ed column for The New York Times. Previously, he has been a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Atlantic Monthly, and an op-ed editor at The Wall Street Journal. He is currently a commentator on PBS NewsHour and contributes regularly to Meet the Press and NPR's All Things Considered. He is the author of Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There and On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense. His articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Forbes, The Washington Post, The Times Literary Supplement, Commentary, The Public Interest, and many other magazines. David Brooks lives in Maryland.