How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen
Twenty years ago, I read ‘Bobos in Paradise,’ Brooks’ work of “comic sociology,” where he coined a new word, Bobo, to describe today’s (or now, yesterday's) upper class — those who have wed the bourgeois world of capitalist enterprise to the hippie values of the bohemian counterculture. From that book on, I was hooked, seeking and consuming all his books and his latest one, ‘How To Know A Person,’ where he touches on a nerve in society right now - in an age when so many feel unseen, unheard and shoved to the margins, how can we truly know a person and make them feel heard and seen? Through varied lenses of theater, philosophy, history, and education, Brooks gives concrete ideas and examples of how to know another person honestly and teaches us how to do it. Even those who pride themselves on being reasonably skilled at this might have some epiphanies as you journey through this book. ‘How To Know A Person’ should be HIGH on all reading lists for 2024!