Category Archives: Book Club

Book Club: Steven Pinker’s “Enlightenment Now”

Sunday, September 30 2018 We’ll meet at Gregg and Sue’s house to discuss Steven Pinker’s latest book, “Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress.” RSVP to Sue at librarygirl1963@hotmail.com

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Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker

Discussion to be held September 30 at Gregg and Sue’s house. Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual … Continue reading

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Book Discussion: The Swerve

Sunday, June 10 2018*date change* Book Discussion: The Swerve 4 p.m., Scott and Suzette’s home We’ll meet to discuss the book The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt. More information on the book available here: http://www.gthumanists.org/book-club

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Book Club: Herb Silverman’s “Candidate Without a Prayer”

RESCHEDULED due to weather Wednesday, April 18 2018 Book Club: Herb Silverman’s “Candidate Without a Prayer” 6 p.m at Mark and Heather’s house, 7670 E. Shore Rd., Traverse City. Following our visit from atheist activist Herb Silverman, we’ll discuss his … Continue reading

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Candidate Without a Prayer, by Herb Silverman

April 15, 2018 Following our visit from atheist activist Herb Silverman, we’ll discuss his book “Candidate Without a Prayer.” In this deeply revealing and engaging autobiography, Herb Silverman tells his iconoclastic life story. Equal parts Bertrand Russell, Woody Allen, and … Continue reading

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Book Discussion: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Sunday, November 42…er, 19 2017 Book Discussion: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams Home of Linnaea Melcarek; 4 p.m. Join us for snacks and a discussion of Douglas Adams’ classic, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Details … Continue reading

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams

November 19, 2017 Join Douglas Adams’s hapless hero Arthur Dent as he travels the galaxy with his intrepid pal Ford Prefect, getting into horrible messes and generally wreaking hilarious havoc. Dent is grabbed from Earth moments before a cosmic construction … Continue reading

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Book Discussion: The Nordic Theory of Everything, by Anu Partanen

Sunday, August 20 2017 Book Discussion: The Nordic Theory of Everything, by Anu Partanen Home of Mella and Chris; 4 p.m. Join us for snacks and a discussion of Anu Partanen’s book The Nordic Theory of Everything. Details on our … Continue reading

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The Nordic Theory of Everything, by Anu Partaken

A Finnish journalist, now a naturalized American citizen, asks Americans to draw on elements of the Nordic way of life to nurture a fairer, happier, more secure, and less stressful society for themselves and their children. Moving to America in … Continue reading

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Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars, Stephen Prothero

February 2017 Headlines scream that the United States is stuck in the middle of an un-precedented, unsolvable, and vicious political war, pitting Right against Left, Tea Party against progressives, religious against secular. As these battles rage, many worry whether we … Continue reading

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