Book Interrupted

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February 21, 2022 00:35:54
Talking to Strangers Episode 1

Talking to Strangers Episode 1

The Book Interrupted women continue Season Two with “Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know” by Malcolm Gladwell. Each member expresses individually how they feel either before reading or beginning to read “Talking to Strangers”, then they continue the discussion into a group chat. Through the topics of Gladwell’s other books and podcasts, basketball, making an expert, and predicting divorce, they talk about their lives, inspired by the words of the book. Discussion Points: Personal journals - what are the first impressions of the book? What is Talking to Strangers about? What do you think of other Malcolm Gladwell Books and his podcast, Revisionist History?  Underhand versus overhand free throw shots in basketball Do 10,000 hours of practice make an expert? Can you predict divorce by Dr. John Gottman’s The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse: criticism, contempt, defensiveness and stonewalling? Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know by Malcolm Gladwell Malcolm Gladwell Books Revisionist History “This One Thing is the Biggest Predictor of Divorce” - The Gottman Institute  ...

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February 14, 2022 00:57:59
Off The Shelf Episode 3

Off The Shelf Episode 3

  The following episode of Book Interrupted is Off The Shelf. Hold on to your bookmarks! The Book Interrupted women talk about “little t” traumas in their lives and bonus tarot card readings from Kim. What happened to them and what will happen to them?     Discussion Points:   Sarah’s wax on the eyeballs story Meredith’s Great Dane dog stories Lindsay’s falling Christmas tree story Kim’s bike accident and maxi pad arms story Lia’s curdled chocolate milk and public vomiting story Kara’s acne drawing story What do you think about the tarot card readings for the members - Page of Pentacles, Justice, Two of Cups, Three of Pentacles, High Priestess, Nine of Wands?     Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted:   Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World by Jon Young ...

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February 07, 2022 00:56:38
What Happened to you? Episode 6

What Happened to you? Episode 6

Concluding their series on “What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing” by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry, the women discuss follow-ups and fan responses during the book cycle, Ikea furniture, Britney, Uncle Buck, the dangers of eating magnets, dog-earring pages of books, giant bookshelves, merkins, and all the pop culture references. Discussion Points: Follow up from the Cyndi Lauper challenge Pop culture documentaries - Britney, Pink Meet the members of Book Interrupted  Putting Ikea furniture together - do you like doing it? New feedback on Seeing Red - getting your period again at 50 years old Fluctuating estrogen levels as women get older - eat more or less meat? Our Book Interrupted blog: Manuscript Mondays, Topic Tuesdays, Word Wednesdays, Thought Thursdays, Facts Fridays, Silly Saturdays, mixed Sundays  Eating random things including brick walls, Lego, and magnets  Do you dog-ear pages of books, or what do you use as a bookmark? Do you lend or give away your books? Reading books and understanding the language written a long time ago  Are books better than their movie versions? Merkins - pubic wigs  Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted:   Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry Cyndi Lauper She’s So Unusual Album Framing Britney Spears Britney vs. Spears - Netflix P!nk: All I Know So Far - Amazon  The Handmaid’s Tale ...

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January 31, 2022 00:41:39
What Happened to you? Episode 5

What Happened to you? Episode 5

The women finish their chat and share their final book reports inspired by “What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing” by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry. Do they recommend the book? Discussion Points: Would we recommend the book? Does the book keep getting worse? Is there a happy ending? Being able to not finish a book to take care of oneself.  Being an entrepreneur Final book reports Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry Rocketman      ...

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January 24, 2022 00:33:18
What Happened to you? Episode 4

What Happened to you? Episode 4

Spiderman, déjà vu, synesthesia, Cyndi Lauper, A Million Little Pieces, apologies, community, asking for help, and making friends as an adult. Lots of tangents this week! The women continue their chat inspired by “What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing” by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry. Discussion Points: Déjà vu - is it mindfulness, something we don’t understand about time, a sign from the universe, or something else? Synesthesia - are your senses linked? The new Spiderman movie and do you like movie previews? Restrictions in different parts of Canada Controversy about A Million Little Pieces, author James Frey and Oprah Winfrey, Cancel Culture, and apologies  Cyndi Lauper - do you like her music? The importance of community in raising children, making new friends as an adult, and asking for help can be difficult Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry Spider-Man: No Way Home A Million Little Pieces by James Frey  Oprah Confronts James Frey Oprah and James Frey Clear the Air ...

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January 17, 2022 00:48:46
What Happened to you? Episode 3

What Happened to you? Episode 3

The Book Interrupted women share their personal journals while reading “What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing” by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry. Lots of trigger warnings - this was a hard one to read for some of the members. Were you impacted emotionally, intellectually or both? And where is the hope in this book? Discussion Points: This is a hard book to read. Trigger warning. Link between biological and psychological health  Déjà vu - what is it? The importance of social relationships with depth  Coping mechanisms  Implicit bias from when we are children The impact on children in their first few months of their life Where is the hope? Was the book told without empathy? Learning about others who had past trauma Did this book impact you emotionally or intellectually or both? Trauma on a spectrum Missing the protective factors and talk of risk factors Mentioned on this episode of Book Interrupted: Book Interrupted Website  Book Interrupted YouTube Channel Book Interrupted Facebook Book Club Group What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way by Jesse Thistle ...

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