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Saturday, June 15, 2024

Book: I Never Thought Of It That Way

 Book: I Never Thought of it That Way

Author: Monica Guzman

Pages: 288

This is my 100th read for the year

This is Monica's story about learning to ask more questions.  She set out to find what is blinding Americans related to the political divide and figuring out what is the best way forward.  Ignoring the issues isn't working and hurting our relationships.  She sets out to understand and even learn from people whose world view is different than her own and then guide others to do the same.  

This was a pretty good book.  It was a little dry in places, but overall - it is well written and thoughtful.  It is divided into 4 sections of advice with the overall goal of trying to connect to those around us in meaningful ways.  We all have people in our lives with vastly different views and this book was meant to help bridge the divide.  Does it do that?  Maybe.  I found some useful information.  For me - the way I cope when I get hung up on an issue is to scroll through the "recommended friends" section of facebook.  I look at the smiling faces and remember that those people have families and friends and people who love them.  A good dose of reality.  The really big outliers are few and far between and those I will not tolerate. 

Stars: 3.5

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