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David Robert Brooks is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Championship club AFC Bournemouth and the Wales national team. He played for both Wales and England at youth level before making his senior debut for Wales in 2017.
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Becoming Faulkner
The Art and Life of William Faulkner
Philip Weinstein - 2009-11-20
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Explore the troubled life and brilliant mind of a literary genius in this imaginative biography. Despite being considered the greatest American novelist of the twentieth century, William Faulkner struggled with a pervasive sense of failure throughout his life. Through personal and professional challenges, including alcoholism and the loss of his brother, Faulkner invented a singular language that captured human consciousness under stress as never before. In Becoming Faulkner, Philip Weinstein traces the events of Faulkner's life while skillfully analyzing his work, revealing struggles that animate his life and shadows that complicate his writing. This bold new approach provides readers with a full vantage point to understand this literary icon.
David Brooks
@jennfrey Not a philosopher but “Becoming Faulkner” by Phillip Weinstein is a profound book.      source
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Restoring the Common Good in Divided Times
Jonathan Sacks - 2020-09-01 (first published in 2019)
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Discover a thought-provoking book on the importance of shared virtues and values in our society. In "Morality," esteemed religious leader Jonathan Sacks explores the crisis facing liberal democracy, toxic public discourse, and a breakdown of family life. He identifies the root cause as our loss of a moral code and prioritization of self-interest. Through a journey from ancient Greece to the present day, Sacks presents a compelling argument for rebuilding a common moral foundation. Embrace this major work of philosophy and find hope for a future filled with responsibility, freedom, and purpose.
David Brooks
This is a great day but the loss of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks is a source of profound grief. He was one of the great spiritual leaders of our age. His recent book “Morality,” is just one flower of his genius.      source
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Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain
Lisa Feldman Barrett - 2020-11-17
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Explore the mysteries of the brain and gain mind-expanding insights with Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain, a myth-busting primer by renowned neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett. This engaging and accessible collection of short essays uncovers where brains came from, how they're structured, and how yours works in tandem with others to shape your every experience. Discover how to dismiss common myths and delve into important implications for human nature in this slim and entertaining read.
David Brooks
I agree! This is a fantastic short book on your mind by @LFeldmanBarrett.      source