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Sixth & I (In-Person and Virtual)

David Brooks

Nov 2, 2023 • 7:00 pm ET
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All books will be pre-signed by the author. A book signing will follow the event for those who would like their book personalized. 

From New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks—the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Second Mountain and The Road to Character—comes How to Know a Person, a practical and heartfelt guide to the art of truly knowing another person in order to foster deeper connections at home, at work, and throughout our lives. 

All around us are people who feel invisible, unseen, misunderstood. In How to Know a Person, Brooks poses essential questions including: If you want to know a person, what kind of attention should you give them? What kind of conversations should you have? How can we look somebody in the eye and see something large in them, and in turn, see something larger in ourselves? 

Brooks draws from the fields of psychology and neuroscience and from the worlds of theater, philosophy, history, and education to present a welcoming, hopeful, integrated approach to human connection and to finding the joy that comes from being seen. Along the way, he offers a possible remedy for a society that is divided by fragmentation, hostility, and misperception. 

At all in-person events in November leading up to Thanksgiving (November 1 through 18), we’re collecting non-perishable, shelf stable food items to donate to the Capital Area Food Bank. Check out their most-needed items.

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