It is of course a well-worn cliché that David Brooks is every liberal’s favorite conservative, and one that I embody wholeheartedly: I never miss his twice-weekly op-Ed columns in The New York Times, and I can quote an embarrassingly large number of passages from his laugh-out-loud pop-sociology tome Bobos in Paradise (and his follow-up, On Paradise Drive, not nearly as good, but what would be?) Brooks’s latest, The Social Animal, has just been published, and if the recent excerpt in The New Yorker is any indication, it looks to be a worthy addition to his oeuvre. Thomas Nagel reviews it in this week’s New York Times Book Review.
- Updates to resume (semi) soon. Winter-break reads: Gone Girl; The Sense of an Ending; This is How You Lose Her; and a couple Alain de Botton 5 years ago
- Updates will recommence soon. Currently reading Hanna Rosin's forthcoming The End of Men: And the Rise of Women. goo.gl/mzjjM 5 years ago
- Reading a fascinating, terrifying memoir of a young woman's bout w autoimmune encephalitis, AKA the "Exorcist" disease: goo.gl/cuaGF 5 years ago
- Just bought "Barack Obama: The Story," David Maraniss's new bio that got all that fanfare in "Vanity Fair": goo.gl/4nzQ3 #hyped 5 years ago
- "In the Shadow of the Banyan," Vaddey Ratner's first, forthcoming novel about surviving the Khmer Rouge: goo.gl/pte1n #fridayreads 5 years ago