PositiveThe Washington PostBrooks, one of the most influential columnists of our time, tells a compelling redemption story ... an ambitious volume, part sermon, part self-help guide and part sociological treatise, replete with quotes and stories from Tolstoy, Moses, Orwell and others. The book ends with a list of more than 60 numbered prescriptions. At times it can feel overwhelming, even overstuffed ... Yet the book is deeply moving, frequently eloquent and extraordinarily incisive. It is hopeful in the best sense.