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What lies behind the decisions that shape our moral universe? Mark Matousek takes a fascinating journey inside what makes us good (or not)
Mark Matousek is the award-winning author of two memoirs, Sex Death Enlightenment and The Boy He Left Behind. He is a contributing editor to O: The Oprah Magazine and writes for numerous publications such as the New York Times Magazine and Harper's Bazaar.
Mark Matousek has done some magic: he has written an informed, intelligent, humorous, insightful and juicy book on ethics. You'll enjoy this book and maybe become a better person because of it. Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul A riveting, fun and insightful tour of life's meaning and purpose, essential reading for anyone drawn to the query, 'How ought we to live?' Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence This broad-ranging book is remarkable for its emotional intensity, and for its message of redemption; it is a delineation of hope itself. -- Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon Ethical Wisdom is a beautiful work. Bringing together the best of today's scientific research with a plainspoken forthrightness, Ethical Wsdom does what few books of this type can do: it inspires. -- Mark Epstein, M.D., author of Thoughts without a Thinker Ethical Wisdom is a unique delight-a fascinating, enlightening, and adventurous romp through the territories of philosophy, psychology, science, and spirituality. Mark Matousek has pulled off a most difficult task: he has written an intellectually rigorous and expansive book that is also beautiful and funny and inspiring. -- Elizabeth Lesser, co-founder of Omega Institute and author of Broken Open I don't know how he has done it, but Mark Matousek has written a book about being good without being moralistic or judgmental. Ethical Wisdom is a call to our higher selves. Read it! -- Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues Ethical Wisdom provides tremendous insight into our collective and individual psyches. Like GPS for the soul, it is a necessary guide for human evolution, and survival, in the 21st century. -- Peter Buffett, founder of the NoVo Foundation and author of Life is What You Make It As a species, we have not found a healthy way to harness our basic goodness and avoid the seeds of human suffering. The book you have in your hands will show you why this is so. Engaging, thought provoking, and enlightening ... this book acts as an insider's guide to what makes us tick, and gently prompts us to look in the mirror and at our place in the great pond of life. A must read for anyone interested in making the world a better place. -- John P. Forsyth, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at the University at Albany, SUNY and author of Your Life on Purpose