Book Interrupted
Book Interrupted
Aug 2, 2021
Sapiens Episode 1
Play • 45 min

The Book Interrupted women begin their first conversation on their Series 6 book choice: “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari. Each member expresses individually how they feel either before reading or beginning to read “Sapiens”, then they continue the discussion into a group chat. Through the topics of cooperation, tacky gifts, book cutting, collectivism in an individualist culture, and raising children not to be a-holes, they talk about their lives, inspired by the words of Yuval Harari.

Discussion Points:

  • The writing style/storytelling
  • Can you walk and read at the same time?
  • Cutting big books in half to make them easier to carry around
  • The tackiest gifts ever
  • Cooperation amongst large groups of people - how the human race is different than other animals
  • Raising children not to be a-holes, teaching them to share
  • Community versus individualism - collectivism in an individualist culture
  • How every action and behaviour has a ripple effect

Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted:

Book Interrupted Website 

Book Interrupted YouTube Channel

Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships by Marshall B. Rosenberg

The Joe Rogan Experience

Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast


Yuval Noah Harari: What explains the rise of humans? | TED Talk

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo

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