August, 2019

Being In My Body: What You Might Not Have Known about Trauma, Dissociation and the Brain by local resident and Ajijic Book Club member Toni Rahman was the focus of our August, 2017 meeting. In my review of her book on the ABC website, I discuss my own childhood trauma. Toni informs me that her book is now available in Spanish. Well done, Toni.

The June, 2019 ABC book selection was Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. Recently she was a speaker at the 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival. And she can sing! Tara Westover Sings at the 2019 Northeastern University Commencement & Tara Westover sings a Mormon hymn.

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Of course I go to the Nonfiction tab. The menu that comes up has 17 categories, something for everyone. I am particularly interested in Philosophy and Psychology.

Ajijic Book Club member Wendy Carrel is the Book Ambassador.

"Contemporary Books on Death, Dying, and Transcendence – A Book Shepherd and Palliative Care Advocate’s Short List"

Here are a couple of recommendations from Wendy.

Another great essay from Maria Popova and another book added to my wish list.

And yet another great essay from Maria Popova and another book added to my wish list.

I am in substantial agreement with what Harari says about Nationalism in Chapter 7 of 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. However, I am also interested in contrary opinion. I found this book review of The Virtue of Nationalism interesting and I have put this book on my wish list.