Book Interrupted
Book Interrupted
Aug 9, 2021
Sapiens Episode 2
Play • 30 min

The Book Interrupted women discuss “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari, storytelling, keepsakes, empathy, and the separatism between nature and man. Lia finishes the episode and shocks the other members by cutting her Sapiens book in half for ease of carrying and reading.

Discussion Points:

  • Our ability to tell stories unifies us: corporations, money, human rights, government
  • The collection of data
  • Re-reading books
  • Good luck charms/keepsakes - do you give power to your personal objects?
  • Why we gorge food
  • Having empathy for people you haven’t met
  • The separatism between nature and man
  • Looking at the global community
  • Cutting large books in half for ease of transport

Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted:

Book Interrupted Website 

Book Interrupted YouTube Channel

Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

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

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert 

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