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Spirit & Place Common Read: A Thousand Thanks by A.J. Jacobs

February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Free

Join Spirit & Place this year as we embark on an exploration of the festival’s GRATITUDE theme through a series of book discussions.

Our first gathering will occur on Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 6:30 to 7:30pm (EST) via Zoom. We will discuss the Thanks a Thousand: A Gratitude Journey by A.J. Jacobs.

BOOK SUMMARY:
Author A.J. Jacobs discovers that his coffee—and every other item in our lives—would not be possible without hundreds of people we usually take for granted: farmers, chemists, artists, presidents, truckers, mechanics, biologists, miners, smugglers, and goatherds.

By thanking these people face to face, Jacobs finds some much-needed brightness in his life. Gratitude does not come naturally to Jacobs—his disposition is more Larry David than Tom Hanks—but he sets off on the journey on a dare from his son. And by the end, it’s clear to him that scientific research on gratitude is true. Gratitude’s benefits are legion: It improves compassion, heals your body, and helps battle depression.

WHERE TO FIND:
Indianapolis Public Library

Amazon (from $2 – $15 depending on quality & format)

ZOOM DETAILS:
You will be emailed a Zoom link upon registering. Registration begins on January 11 and will close at 12noon on February 6. The waiting room will be enabled and, to avoid disruption, guests arriving after 6:40pm will not be admitted.

Details

Date:
February 6
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spirit-place-common-read-thanks-a-thousand-by-aj-jacobs-tickets-789224209857
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