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NYT’s David Brooks – How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen

NYT’s David Brooks – How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen

February 12, 2024 @ 07:00 PM to February 12, 2024 @ - 08:00 PM
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This event is exclusive to member of the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston.

*** Member Tickets, Couples Tickets & Individual Membership Special Tickets ALL include a copy of ‘How To Know a Person‘ SIGNED by David Brooks.***

6:30 – 7:00pm – Registration & Networking
7:00 – 8:00pm – Program

ABOUT THE EVENT:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA practical, heartfelt guide to the art of truly knowing another person in order to foster deeper connections at home, at work, and throughout our lives—from the author of The Road to Character and The Second Mountain.

As David Brooks observes, “There is one skill that lies at the heart of any healthy person, family, school, community organization, or society: the ability to see someone else deeply and make them feel seen—to accurately know another person, to let them feel valued, heard, and understood.”

And yet we humans don’t do this well. All around us are people who feel invisible, unseen, misunderstood. In How to Know a Person, Brooks sets out to help us do better, posing questions that are essential for all of us: If you want to know a person, what kind of attention should you cast on them? What kind of conversations should you have? What parts of a person’s story should you pay attention to?

Driven by his trademark sense of curiosity and his determination to grow as a person, 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. How to Know a Person helps readers become more understanding and considerate toward others, and to find the joy that comes from being seen. Along the way it offers a possible remedy for a society that is riven by fragmentation, hostility, and misperception.

The act of seeing another person, Brooks argues, is profoundly creative: How can we look somebody in the eye and see something large in them, and in turn, see something larger in ourselves? How to Know a Person is for anyone searching for connection, and yearning to be understood.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

David Brooks – Op-Ed Columnist for The New York Times & Bestselling Author

David Brooks is one of the nation’s leading writers and commentators. He is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times, a writer for The Atlantic, and appears regularly on PBS Newshour. He is the bestselling author of The Second Mountain, The Road to Character, The Social Animal, Bobos in Paradise, and On Paradise Drive.

Ticket Information

Member Ticket • 02.12.24
$45.00
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EARLY REGISTRATION PRICE. Includes admission for one & SIGNED copy of David Brook's new book.
Couple Member Ticket • 02.12.24
$75.00
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EARLY REGISTRATION PRICE. Includes TWO TICKETS & ONE SIGNED copy of David Brook's new book.
Students • 02.12.24
Free
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Students under 18 years of age and MUST register with school email. NO book included.
Admission + Individual Membership Special • 02.12.24
$135.00
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Includes admission for ONE, a ONE-YEAR Individual Membership & one SIGNED copy of David Brook's new book.
 

Date And Time

February 12, 2024 @ 07:00 PM to February 12, 2024 @ - 08:00 PM
 

Location

Royal Sonesta Hotel
 

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