On Feb. 17, 2011, Willamette University will host acclaimed writer David Brooks for a 7:30 p.m. lecture in Smith Auditorium. Brooks has a gift for bringing audiences face to face with the spirit of our times with humor, insight and quiet passion. He is a keen observer of the American way of life and a savvy analyst of present-day politics and foreign affairs.
Author of two books of what he calls "comic sociology"-descriptions of how we live and "the water we swim in" that are as witty and entertaining as they are revealing and insightful: Bobos in Paradise and On Paradise Drive. Bobos in Paradise was a New York Times bestseller.
David Brooks has worked at The Weekly Standard, joining the magazine at its inception and serving as senior editor. He has been a contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly. He worked at The Wall Street Journal for nine years in a range of positions, including op-ed editor. He has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Forbes, The Washington Post and many other periodicals.
David Brooks will host a book signing immediately following the lecture. His upcoming book, “The Social Animal: the Inner Roots of Character and Achievement,” will not be released until March, but the Willamette Store is offering a 20% discount and will hold a copy for you if you pre-pay your order. The Willamette Store will be selling his previous books at a table in the lobby of Smith Auditorium on the night of the lecture. For questions regarding book orders, please call Tim King at The Willamette Store, 503-370-6315.