Big Ideas Night with David Brooks

April 16, 2019 in New York, NY

The Second Mountain David Brooks Random House is proud to invite you to a Big Ideas Night on Tuesday, April 16 with David Brooks, acclaimed columnist and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Social Animal and The Road to Character.  His new book THE SECOND MOUNTAIN is a deeply personal and moving exploration of what it means to lead a meaningful life and a thought-provoking commentary on the rampant individualism that has become the defining ethos of our culture. Brooks writes, “Having failed at a commitment, I spent that year and the ensuing five years thinking about and reading about how to do commitments well, how to give your life meaning after worldly success has failed to fulfill. This book is a product of this search for commitments, this quest for a joyful life….” Learn what can happen when we put commitment-making at the center of our lives.

Random House’s Big Ideas Night series is a forum for thought-provoking conversations with writers on the topics of politics, social justice, world affairs, technology, philanthropy, and more. These focused dialogues offer exclusive access for guests to dive deeper into a recently released book with fellow readers, and to network and engage directly with the innovators behind it.

Event Details

What was Included

  • Meet & Greet with David Brooks
  • Signed Copy of THE SECOND MOUNTAIN
  • Wine & hors d'oeuvres

Date & Time

April 16, 2019
Doors Open at 6:00PM; Conversation begins at 6:30PM; Photo Meet-and-Greet Opportunity to follow to 8:30 PM


New York, NY

Random House
1745 Broadway
New York, NY 10019


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Travel Details

Location Big Ideas Night is held at Random House, located near Columbus Circle in Manhattan. The address for Random House is 1745 Broadway between W 55th and 56th Streets, New York, NY 10019. Random House is near the A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, N, Q and R trains at 7th Avenue/57th Street; B, D and E trains at 7th Avenue/53rd Street and 1, A , B, C, and D trains at 59th Street/Columbus Circle.

How do I reserve my seat? Seating is general admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the event start time.

Where can I contact Random House with any questions? For questions or suggestions, please email For information regarding a press pass, please contact Katie Darcy at Random House at 212-572-2694 or

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, there is no need to bring a printed ticket to the event. Your name will be on the guest list.

What is the refund policy? Refunds will be granted until Friday, April 12 at 6:30pm EST. After that time, tickets will be non-exchangeable, non-refundable and non-transferable. To obtain a refund, please request one through Eventbrite or email Refund requests will be processed within 48 hours.

Is my ticket transferrable? No, unfortunately your ticket is non-transferable. 

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About the Hosts

DAVID BROOKS is one of the nation’s leading writers and commentators. He is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times and appears regularly on PBS NewsHour and Meet the Press. He is the bestselling author of The Road to Character, The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and AchievementBobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There; and On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense.