Book Interrupted
Book Interrupted
Aug 16, 2021
Sapiens Episode 3
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In this episode of Book Interrupted, the women continue their discussion on “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari and share their personal journals while reading the book. Among other topics, they chat about: the word ‘natural’ and body modifications; the extinction of big animals; gossip and stories; sociopaths; and the transition of power from family and community to the market and state.


Discussion Points:


  • Personal journals
  • There is no ‘natural’ way of life
  • Shut up statements, like “I’m just being honest”, or “it’s natural”
  • Body modifications, botox, tattoos, and getting breast implants in honour of your grandparents
  • Human rights as a human construct
  • The human flood - the extinctions of big animals
  • The importance of stories and their ability to slowly change the world
  • Local gossip versus fake news
  • Sociopaths
  • Giving power to the market and states, instead of your family and community
  • Individualistic societies



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

Whole Brain Living: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life by Jill Bolte Taylor

We Are Lady Parts

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