David Brooks became an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times in September 2003, with his column appearing every Tuesday and Friday. He is currently a commentator on “PBS NewsHour,” NPR’s “All Things Considered” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Mr. Brooks also teaches at Yale University, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the No. 1 New York Times best selling author of “The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement” In his most recent book, “The Second Mountain”, David explores the four commitments that define a life of meaning and purpose: to a spouse and family, to a vocation, to a philosophy or faith, and to a community. He believes our personal fulfillment depends on how well we choose and execute these commitments. Brooks looks at a range of people who have lived joyous, committed lives, and who have embraced the necessity and beauty of dependence. He gathers their wisdom on how to choose a partner, how to pick a vocation, how to live out a philosophy, and how we can begin to integrate our commitments into one overriding purpose.