Book Interrupted

Welcome to Book Interrupted, a book club for busy people to connect and one that celebrates life’s interruptions.

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February 22, 2021 00:34:24
Untamed -Episode 2

Untamed -Episode 2

Continuing the discussion on “Untamed” by Glennon Doyle, the women discuss how words can change culture; the unfortunate value placed on women’s appearances; gender and relationship roles; consumer susceptibility to trends; cancel culture; and, of course, the book. Discussion Points: Upcoming contest for fans to win a waterproof Amazon Kindle Oasis The problem with the words “be a good girl”. How words can change our culture. How Adele was affected by reading Untamed and how the media misconstrued her words Why is it always about what women look like? How does this affect the next generation of daughters? Gender roles in society and conformity Defining roles in a relationship Emotional support for men - is there enough out there? Glennon Doyle’s first two books - how has she changed since then? Is there a way to determine the ‘right way’? Consumers’ susceptibility to the next big self help trend  People change—allowing people to make mistakes Cancel culture Resources: Win a Kindle Oasis! Win a 3-month membership with libro.fm! Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Untamed by Glennon Doyle Lise Clark Astrology  ...

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February 15, 2021 00:33:19
Untamed -Episode 1

Untamed -Episode 1

The Book Interrupted women begin their first conversation on their Series 2 book choice: Untamed by Glennon Doyle. Each member expresses individually how they feel either before reading or beginning to read Untamed, then they continue the discussion into a group chat. Through the topics of selfishness, sexuality, gender, societal conditioning, bravery, raising children, feeling your feelings and doing hard things, they talk about their lives, inspired by the words of Glennon Doyle.     Discussion Points:   Upcoming contest for fans to win a waterproof Amazon Kindle Oasis The high sales numbers and popularity of Untamed Should there be a balance when discussing putting yourself first? Examining preconceived notions of sexuality and gender. Loving the person and not the gender. Societal preconditioning about wanting to want our own home and hit particular life goals. What’s true to us? Are we born into a society or role that is being marketed to us?  The story of the therapist, when Glennon Doyle said she’d fallen in love with a woman and the therapist told her to give her husband a blow job. Is a blow job less intimate? The societal idea that there is no other option than staying in a marriage. Follow your truth. Feel your feelings. Surviving. It’s hard and we can do hard things. Children’s books on doing hard things. Can we undo the conditioning, and teach something different to the next generation? Teaching children about bravery and different kinds of bravery; saying no is also brave.  The paradox that women should be genuine, but also conform. Sitting on Santa’s lap at the mall is confusing; don’t let strangers touch your body, ...

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February 08, 2021 00:46:04
Women Who Run with the Wolves Episode 6

Women Who Run with the Wolves Episode 6

The six women discuss feedback they’ve received from episode one through five based on their discussions of “Women Who Run with the Wolves” by Clarissa Pinkola Estés. They also call themselves out on times they were insensitive and speak about their privilege.  Between laughing at their own mothers’ responses to the podcast, debating suggestions of the male version of “Women Who Run with the Wolves”, diving deep into the self help industry and trying to answer whether we need to fix ourselves, they are honest about their views and their lives. They ultimately discover how important storytelling is in all environments.  Discussion Points: Kim reflecting on the group’s Coyote Dick conversation and possible insensitivity/the importance of coyote as the trickster in indigenous cultures in storytelling Storytelling as a valid form of education Acknowledging the group’s privilege in regards to discussion of the Ugly Duckling - not everyone can pick their group The book interrupted members’ mothers’ and mother-in-laws’ support and feedback Meredith’s Down The Rabbit Hole blog every Sunday and responses to it Lindsay’s feedback about episode three and not being a mom in a group of mothers Suggestions of male versions of Women Who Run with the Wolves and discussion on whether it fits: “The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire” by David Deida; “I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression” by Terrence Real; “The Four Agreements: A Practical ...

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February 01, 2021 00:33:04
Women Who Run with the Wolves -Episode 5

Women Who Run with the Wolves -Episode 5

The group of women that make up “Book Interrupted”, in today’s episode round-up their in-depth analysis of the book - Women who Run with the Wolves. Sarah and Kara share some of the specific details around a few of the stories that resonated with each of them. Kim and Lia, note that while they enjoyed parts of the book, they most definitely did not enjoy the overall experience of reading it - so much so that they would likely never make the effort to finish it -  and today they explain in a bit more detail why not.  These ladies are all very honest and definitely not shy, which means that this episode is once again packed with laughs and some risqué comments.  Discussion Points: Share favorite stories from the book Comparing strategies for reading the book Not being in the right place to read the book Ugly Duckling story and it’s meaning Kara shares her love for the book and the changes the book inspired Bluebeard story - trusting your instincts Society’s expectations around gender distract from the content of the book Book Report and Recommendations - The group shares final thoughts on Women who Run with the Wolves Resources: Women Who Run with the Wolves Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Eat Pray Love Carl Jung Joseph Campbell Untamed Book ...

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January 25, 2021 00:27:21
Women Who Run with the Wolves -Episode 4

Women Who Run with the Wolves -Episode 4

This episode is, once again, entertaining, brutally honest and insightful as this group of ladies continues their discussion on the book “Women who Run with the Wolves”. In this episode, they go into some specifics on why the book had a big impact on some of the members and why others struggled to get through the first few chapters.  Sarah and Kara share the stories in the book that they each found most meaningful and note elements of their personal history and personality that more than likely is what drove them to enjoy the book so much. In contrast, the other four members explain why the book did not quite grip them in the same way.  Discussion Points: Meredith describes her method of reading this book Sarah and Kara share why they liked the repetition in the book Lindsay shares her thoughts  General Wolf Rules for Life The ugly duckling  Sarah shares her favourite part of the book Naming your ego/emotions/state of mind to cultivate mindfulness Kara Shares her favourite part of the book Acceptance and Commitment therapy Trusting your Intuition Resources: Women Who Run with the Wolves Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Eckhart Tolle - A New Earth Acceptance and Commitment Therapy  Non-violent Communication ...

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January 18, 2021 00:31:23
Women Who Run with the Wolves -Episode 3

Women Who Run with the Wolves -Episode 3

In this episode, this group of women talk about their feelings and frustrations around raising children in our modern society. They point specifically to instances where they felt judged and pressure to conform to societal norms when it came to parenting.  In this day and age - where judgement and outside opinions on parenting are rife - the moms in the group vent their frustration with this status quo. The women share their thoughts on how we should be supporting each other instead of judging each other in order to pass that “way of thinking” along to the next generation. They each point out a specific short story from the book that held personal meaning for them and this just highlights the fact that this book potentially has a message that can speak to anyone.  Discussion Points: Instincts vs Society’s expectations Raising Children while being judged by society Instincts around raising children Children’s instincts Parent’s being judged  Making decisions that will allow your child to be themselves Women supporting other women raising their children Should judgement affect how you raise your children? Parents feelings about their kids often go back to their own past experiences Book for men on the male stereotype and vulnerability  Members’ Personal Journals Resources: Women Who Run with the Wolves Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel The New Earth by ...

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