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Book Club - "Tribe" by Sebastian Junger

  • 06/04/2019
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • The Fairmount: 2448 Fairmount Blvd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106


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Please join our next book club discussion!!

For the June Cleveland Professional 20/30 book club, we will be discussing "Tribe" by Sebastian Junger.

Amazon Review: 
We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--"tribes." This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival.

Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians-but Indians almost never did the same. Tribal society has been exerting an almost gravitational pull on Westerners for hundreds of years, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary past as a communal species. The most recent example of that attraction is combat veterans who come home to find themselves missing the incredibly intimate bonds of platoon life. The loss of closeness that comes at the end of deployment may explain the high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by military veterans today.

Combining history, psychology, and anthropology, TRIBE explores what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and the eternal human quest for meaning. It explains the irony that-for many veterans as well as civilians-war feels better than peace, adversity can turn out to be a blessing, and disasters are sometimes remembered more fondly than weddings or tropical vacations. TRIBE explains why we are stronger when we come together, and how that can be achieved even in today's divided world.

 Please join us to discuss the book on June 4th at The Fairmount. I will be there a few minutes early and will place the book on a table for recognition (if nice weather will be on patio, if not will be inside). Contact sarah@cleveland2030.org with questions.

Please join our next book club discussion!!

For the April Cleveland Professional 20/30 book club, we will be discussing Cal Newport's   "Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World"

Amazon Review: 
 "A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestseller
"Newport is making a bid to be the Marie Kondo of technology: someone with an actual plan for helping you realize the digital pursuits that do, and don't, bring value to your life."--Ezra Klein, Vox
Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology. It's the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world.
In this timely and enlightening book, the bestselling author of Deep Work introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives."

Please join us to discuss the book on April 9th at Griffin Cider House. I will be there a few minutes early and will place the book on the table upstairs for recognition. Contact sarah@cleveland2030.org with questions.

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