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Title: The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement

Author: David Brooks

Published: January 2012

Book Summary:

David Brooks takes us on a journey following the statistically typical couple, “Harold” and “Erica.” Through their imagined lives he lays bare the true nature of the unconscious, habit, and culture, but most importantly, “success.” Our unconscious is the heart of much of who we are, and drives our decision making to an astounding, even alarming, degree. In light of this revelation, Brooks argues that prevailing ideas and assumptions about what success is, and how we encourage it, turn out to be flawed and unrealistic.

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