The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life

The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life by David Brooks is a collection of essays examining the benefits of interdependent, committed life. Brooks questions the emphasis we place on freedom and individualism, arguing this has torn our social fabric. Through inspiring stories, he shows how the commitment to one or all of the areas of vocation, spouse and family, philosophy or faith, or community deepens one’s life. He is honest about the journey he has been on and the personal failures he’s confronted. It’s a very interesting, thoughtful read. (Non-Fiction)