Monday, April 30, 2012

Dealing with Tavis

Next Tuesday May 8th we'll be meeting to discuss Tavis Smiley's autobiography, What I Know for Sure. You might enjoy hearing Tavis give his own perspective on the book in this video. If you haven't picked up a copy yet, we still have several copies at the 2nd floor; it's a quick read!

Some questions to ponder as we  get ready for our discussion: how does physical or emotional abuse continue to affect a family, even years afterwards? Do you think Tavis is being completely honest in the way he presents the relationship with his parents? How do you think his life might have turned out differently if the abuse had not happened? What about the role of his religion in his life?

Thanks to everyone who has sent me their suggestions for future discussions. I plan to have the final list by our next meeting, but it is not too late to send in your requests! If your favorite does NOT get picked for this go-round, please don't feel discouraged. Some titles are simply to hard to get hold of for a large group, or too long to fit in a monthly reading cycle. But I'll try to get to as many of your suggestions as possible.

See you next Tuesday, May 8th at 7:00!

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