When Anderson Cooper’s mother, the designer and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, reached her 91st birthday, they began a correspondence, breaking a wall of silence between them. This 2016 conversation covered life in the spotlight, suicide, money, and grieving for a parent and a child. Vanderbilt Died in June at age 95.
Most know David Brooks from his political analysis in the pages of the New York Times and in weekly appearances on NPR and the PBS NewsHour.
But despite continued professional success, a few years ago Brooks found himself in a dark place in his personal life. His marriage of many years had fallen apart. His Republican party was moving away from him.
In this moment of personal crisis, Brooks turned his attention to the question of how to live a good life. He concluded our country had become far too focused on the individual.
The result is his new book “The Second Mountain: A Quest for A Moral Life.”
- David Brooks Columnist with the The New York Times; author of several books, including "The Second Mountain," "The Road To Character" and "Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There."
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