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
October 13th, 2021 7:30pm - 9:00pm eastern time zone
The Author: Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers
The Book Group meeting: October 13th, 2021 7:30pm - 9:00pm eastern (sign up for the book group to get the link)
Who's coming: Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers, Pam + Amy + YOU
The message we’ve received over at least the last two election cycles isn’t that we shouldn’t talk politics, but that we should talk politics only with people who confirm our world view. The Goodreads blurb about this book says that “Toxic political dialogue, hate-filled rants on social media, and agenda-driven news stories have become the new norm.
“...In I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening), two working moms from opposite ends of the political spectrum contend that there is a better way. They believe that we can choose to respect the dignity of every person, choose to recognize that issues are nuanced and can’t be reduced to political talking points, choose to listen in order to understand, choose gentleness and patience.
Sarah from the left and Beth from the right invite those looking for something better than the status quo to pull up a chair and listen to the principles, insights, and practical tools they have learned hosting their fast-growing podcast Pantsuit Politics. As impossible as it might seem, people from opposing political perspectives truly can have calm, grace-filled conversations with one another—by putting relationship before policy and understanding before argument.”
We’re truly honored to welcome Sarah and Beth to talk about their book with you. We can all use a dose of these thoughtful humans in our lives. If you have heard their podcast, Pantsuit Nation, you’ll know what I’m talking about. As they say, “This is about more than your politics. This is how to live your values in all aspects of your life.”
Join us for a thoughtful discussion on carrying conversations with people who may not think like you. Crossing this divide is essential for moving from a polarized stalemate to another. Ultimately, a political conversation isn’t supposed to be about domination - it’s supposed to be about ideas.
This book is available in Kindle, audio, hardback and paperback.