“This book will make you kinder. I’m not picking on you; it’s just that you’re the one reading it…”
It’s World Kindness Day and book fairies in London and Brighton have been finding some beautiful spots at which to leave copies of This Book Will Make You Kinder by Henry James Garrett! What could be kinder than sharing a book about kindness? We know that the lucky finders will enjoy this wonderful book, full of great insights and colourful cartoons 🙂
About the book:
Why are you kind? Could you be kinder?
The kindness we owe one another goes far beyond everyday gestures like taking out the neighbour’s bins – although it’s important not to downplay those small acts. Kindness can also mean much more.
In this timely, insightful guide, Henry James Garrett lays out the case for developing a strong, courageous, moral kindness, one that will help you fight cruelty and make the world a more empathetic place. Building on his academic studies in metaethics and using his signature sweet animal cartoons, Henry explores the sources and the limitations of human empathy and the many ways, big and small, that we can work toward being our best and kindest selves. A world in which everyone was the fully-empathetic of version of themselves would be a very kind world indeed. And that’s the world this book will move us toward.
Bookshop Waterstones says: “Interspersed with his trademark animal cartoons, Garrett’s beautifully judged guide to developing empathy in a world steeped in selfishness is an inspiring manifesto for greater kindness.”
We heard by private message from quite a few of the finders – please get in touch if you found one, too! Here is a lovely pic we spotted from Kemptown in Brighton!
Not lucky enough to find one?
Do not worry – this beautiful book is available in all good book shops, and you can still support indie shops by ordering your copy of This Book Will Make You Kinder from Bookshop.org!
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