I'd like to recommend a book. 'The End of Your Life Book Club' by Will Schwalbe. This book has many things going for it.
- It's about the pleasures and rewards of reading and a reader's life.
- It's about how reading can sustain us in times of turmoil.
- It's in the same vain as 'When Breath Becomes Air', 'Being Mortal', 'Brain on Fire' and 'Stir'
- It's a story of a son's relationship with his mother. Positive as I wish mine was.
- It chronicles many books as they read together from 'Crossing to Safety' by Wallace Stegner to Jon Kabat-Zinn’s 'Full Catastrophe Living' to 'The Price of Salt' by Patricia Highsmith and about 40 more.
- They point out the nuggets in the fiction that help build mental models of the world. In a way I hadn't considered in the past. Hard to explain. Rather than explicitly saying an action is a bias, these stories put people with biases into action and tells the outcome rather they overcome and discover or fall into the pits. This takes more work to see the lessons.
- Their love of the reading is infectious.
- A well told story ultimately about the courage to face life.
- It choked me up and brought tears to my eyes as a only a good story can.