"A whirlwind of big ideas. Sennett is a worthy warrior, armed with abundant evidence of our better natures./i>--Connie Schultz "Washington Post "
"I envy any reader coming fresh to Sennett's work. Over four decades, his books have grown, volume by expert, companionable, readable volume, into a comprehensive diagnosis of the ailments of urban life and work, together with a series of hard-headed, historically rooted prescriptions for rescue and reform./i>--Boyd Tonkin "The Independent "
Winner of the Zocalo Public Square Book Prize, awarded by the Center for Social Cohesion--Zocalo Public Square Book Prize"Zocalo Public Square" (03/19/2012)"
Richard Sennett founded and served as first director of the New York Institute of the Humanities and is now a professor of sociology at both New York University and the London School of Economics.