Stranger Than Fiction Book Club

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Registration for this event will close on April 21, 2021 @ 6:30pm.

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Sometimes real life can be stranger than fiction. Join us for a nonfiction book club discussion of So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson. Copies of the book are available for checkout in the library.

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Jon Ronson has traveled the world meeting recipients of famous public shamings, often while their shamings are in full force. These are people like us--people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work. Once a transgression is revealed, collective outrage circles with the force of a hurricane, and the next thing they know, they're being torn apart, jeered at, demonized, sometimes even fired from their jobs. A great renaissance of public shaming is sweeping our land. It's because justice has been democratized. The silent are getting a voice. But what are we doing with our voice? We are being merciless. Ronson's journey results in an entertaining and eye-opening book about public shaming, and about shame as a form of social control. This is a powerful, funny, unique, and very human dispatch from the front lines in the escalating war on human nature and its flaws.--From publisher description.

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Evergreen Park Public Library is a completely ADA-accessible facility. Individuals who require an accommodation for a disability for any library presentation should please contact the library at 708.422.8522 at least five working days prior to the event.

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