past event

Gildenhorn Book Talk with David Brooks

The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series features David Brooks discussing his new book The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life (Penguin Random House).


About The Second Mountain:

Everybody tells you to live for a cause larger than yourself, but how exactly do you do it? The bestselling author of The Road to Character explores what it takes to lead a meaningful life in a self-centered world.

In The Second Mountain, David Brooks explores the four commitments that define a life of meaning and purpose: to a spouse and family, to a vocation, to a philosophy or faith, and to a community. Our personal fulfillment depends on how well we choose and execute these commitments. Brooks looks at a range of people who have lived joyous, committed lives, and who have embraced the necessity and beauty of dependence. He will share the story of how Weave: The Social Fabric Project at the Aspen Institute emerged from his journey across the US and its landscape of social isolation and division. He found a grassroots movement of people committed to reweaving this tattered social fabric by bringing their communities together to support and serve each other across difference.


Event information
Tue Jun 4, 2019
12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
The Aspen Institute
2300 N Street NW
Washington, DC