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Becoming – Freaky Thinkers Book Club January 2020 Pick

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Our book of the month over at the Freaky Thinker Book Club is Becoming by Michelle Obama. We took recommendations from members and then created a poll to select our read. This book has been on my list for a long time so I’m happy it was chosen for our January read.  It’s a long…

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Barack Obama’s Favorite Book of 2018 Was ‘Becoming.’ Here’s What Else He Liked.

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I’ve been paying a lot more attention to books in general since starting the Freaky Thinkers Book Club on Facebook.  In particular, I am fascinated by those I admire and their interests.  Barack Obama is one that would definitely fit in that category for me.  While this post is from 2018, the books are still…

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An American Marriage – Freaky Thinkers Book Club December 2019 Pick

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Our book of the month over at the Freaky Thinker Book Club is An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. We took recommendations from members and then created a poll to select our read. This is my second time with this book and I’m excited to see if I gain any new insights or points to…

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Freaky Thinkers Book Club November 2019 Pick

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Our book of the month over at the Freaky Thinker Book Club is The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson. We took recommendations from members and then created a poll to select our read. This is my second time with this book and I’m enjoying the refresher.  Mark has many great…

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Help Yourself: Our Expert Interview With Marianne Power

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There’s a reason why self-help is a multibillion-dollar industry. It offers a magical commodity – the shot at a better life. Read this, attend that, and before you know it, look! You’re poised, confident and successful. It’s a beguiling promise. But does it work? The British journalist Marianne Power decided to find out. Picking 12…

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Think Like a Freak Book Club

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Enhance your critical thinking and enjoy those difficult conversations (yes, I said enjoy). Join our radical new book club on Facebook!  Each month we’ll be exploring a new book geared to help us know better so we can do better and ultimately be better. Our first book will take place in October 2019 and we’ll…

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Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connections with Ourselves, Each Other, and the Planet

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This book is a great resource for creating compassionate awareness in all relationships – self, one another, the planet. I’ve thought for years that self-help, self-awareness, etc. lacked a key component for ultimate success…the lack of “we” language.  I’ve dedicated years to doing my best to unpack my personal baggage but have struggled with what…

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Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good (Emergent Strategy)

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“We are socialized to see what is wrong, missing, off, to tear down the ideas of others and uplift our own. To a certain degree, our entire future may depend on learning to listen, listen without assumptions or defenses.” ~ Adrienne Maree Brown This is definitely a book you will need time to digest.  It’s…

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