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The science of human nature

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Journalist David Brooks speaks at the launch of the unaffiliated political organization known as No Labels December 13, 2010 at Columbia University in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Bestselling author David Brooks is known for his insightful commentaries on modern life and for synthesizing complex scientific research on human nature. For the first time he attempts to do this through the lens of fictional characters. Early reviews are lauding his innovative use of storytelling to weave a compelling and informative look at the power of community. Can fiction show us more about ourselves than pure facts? What was it about his research into love, character and achievement that compelled him to turn to fictional characters?


David Brooks, author of The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement (Random House)

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