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Books for Living

by Will Schwalbe

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Books for Living by Will Schwalbe
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    Dec 2016, 288 pages
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    Sep 2017, 288 pages

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Books About Empathy

Empathy seemed to take a huge hit in 2016. I can't think of many weeks that went by where blatant hate or some form of intolerance wasn't at the forefront of the news. I got to a point where I decided to disconnect from media. I couldn't take it anymore.

When Will Schwalbe's Books for Living arrived on my doorstep, it couldn't have come at a better time. I opened the cover and was taken away to a happier and more thoughtful world – the one of books. I was smiling before I could finish the introduction. In each chapter, Schwalbe picks one book and talks about the one value he most draws from it. Among other things, he writes about the value of hugging when discussing Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life, the process of finding friends when writing about Antoine de Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince, and the art of remembering when recalling Charles Dickens' David Copperfield.

Books for Living isn't always light, but it is always kind. ...

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