Stranger Than Fiction Book Club

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Book Club

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Adults
Registration for this event will close on December 22, 2021 @ 6:30pm.

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Sometimes life can be stranger than fiction. Join us for a virtual discussion of Factfulness: Ten Reasons You're Wrong About the World, and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

When asked simple questions about global trends--what percentage of the world's population live in poverty; why the world's population is increasing; how many girls finish school--we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. He and his team reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective--from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse).

 

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