Be Good by Randy Cohen

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The New York Times Magazine's original "Ethicist" Randy Cohen helps readers locate their own internal ethical compasses as he delivers answers to life's most challenging dilemmas—timeless and contemporary alike. Organized thematically in an easy-to-navigate Q&A format, and featuring line illustrations throughout, this amusing and engaging book challenges readers to think about how they would (or should) respond when faced with everyday moral challenges, from sex and love to religion, technology, and much more. Sure to ignite brain cells and spark healthy debate, Be Good is a book to refer to again and again.
 

About Randy Cohen

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Randy Cohen established himself as the author of the popular "The Ethicist" column in the New York Times Magazine, which he wrote for twelve years. He has appeared regularly on NPR, and is host of the radio series Person Place Thing. He lives in New York City.
 
Published August 10, 2012 by Chronicle Books LLC. 321 pages
Genres: Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Culled from his 12-year tenure as the man behind the The New York Times Magazine's The Ethicist, this anthology of Cohen's columns, now divided into categories such as Family, Money, Technology

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Culled from his 12-year tenure as the man behind the The New York Times Magazine's "The Ethicist," this anthology of Cohen's columns, now divided into categories such as "Family," "Money," "Technology," and "Love & Sex," blends nuanced ethical discussions with gentle humor.

Sep 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Be Good

The Boston Globe

Just Ann Landers.” Cohen adds: “I wish.” Cohen says, of his advice columnist hero, that “historians of the future will read her columns not as advice but as anthropology.” One can say the same of this collection from Cohen, who takes us through an era of strange technology, human rights, war...

Sep 06 2012 | Read Full Review of Be Good

Huntington News

I discovered Randy Cohen's "Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything" (Chronicle Books, 320 pages, illustrated by Dave Hopkins, $24.95, also available in a Kindle edition for $9.99) in one of those serendipitous accidents that occur once in a blue moon.

Sep 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Be Good

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