Welcome to the Perfect Avocado Book Club!
We truly feel that one of the best ways to connect with you and share authentically is through reading and discussing books. We believe, as Anna Quindlen says “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”
Have you had the experience that when you get really busy and leave off reading for awhile, you start to get cranky - what you’re missing is the expansive thinking and change of perspective that books offer. When you have read a great memoir, you start to feel your own sense of self swell. Your sense of history alters and deepens after reading an engrossing historical novel. We understand our own selves better and the world seems to come into focus more clearly with every good book, but even more so through discussion.
For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.
– Anne Lamott
Here’s how it works,
Each month we’ll announce the book and the book group meeting date.
Then you sign up and have the month to read the book.
Then we’ll come together for our virtual book club meeting, with the author whenever possible, and we’ll have the opportunity to pose questions to the author herself.
Our book choices will include novels, non fiction, personal growth, memoirs and more - all featuring women authors.
Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.
– Anne Herbert
June 22nd, 2021 7:00pm - 8:30pm eastern time zone
The Author: Ada Calhoun
The Book Group meeting: June 22nd 7:00pm - 8:30 pm eastern (sign up for the book group to get the link)
Who's coming: Ada Calhoun, Pam + Amy + YOU
We’re thrilled that Ms. Calhoun will be joining us for this book group, and we hope you are too! Register for the book group here.
One of the Amazon Editors' best nonfiction books of 2020, a Goodreads Choice Award Finalist, and an Indie Next Pick, Why We Can’t Sleep was one of the biggest books of the season according to the New York Times, Parade, O magazine, Book Riot, Vogue.com, RealSimple.com, and Forbes.com!
When Ada Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis, she thought that she had no right to complain. She was married with children and a good career. So why did she feel miserable? And why did it seem that other Generation X women were miserable, too?
In Why We Can’t Sleep, Calhoun opens up the cultural and political contexts of Gen X’s predicament and offers solutions for how to pull oneself out of the abyss—and keep the next generation of women from falling in. The result is reassuring, empowering, and essential reading for all middle-aged women, and anyone who hopes to understand them.
This book is available in Kindle, audio, hardback and paperback.