The Book of Hope by Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams with Gail Hudson

What does it mean to hope? That is the core theme of a series of conversations between naturalist Jane Goodall, and Douglas Abrams, author of The Book of Joy. The conversations cover Goodall's extraordinary career and her four reasons to hope--The Amazing Human Intellect, The Resilience of Nature, The Power of Young People and The Indomitable Human Spirit. While Goodall has her concerns about climate change, she asserts that we still have reason to hope and, therefore, to keep taking steps to create a better future. 

Short and powerful, this is a call to arms to find a way to keep moving, to find ways not to give up and to keep doing what one can to fight for our future. It is not a book of doom and gloom or political opinions delivered in the most inconvenient and obnoxious way possible. It is not about making fun of politicians or beliefs. It is about hope. It is about doing what we can with that hope. It is about the power that very hope holds. And the message feels so much truer and more nuanced because of it. 

An enriching and informing reading experience. 

Highly recommended. 


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