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  February Book Club Selection

Optimist's Telescope:  Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age
By Bina Venkataraman

This selection will explore how individuals and organizations can incentivize decision-making that more positively impacts the future.  The author, senior adviser for climate change innovation in the Obama White House, fills The Optimist’s Telescope (336 pages long) with example after example of perverse incentives encouraging short-term thinking, and numerous suggestions and scientific studies supporting incentives for more effective longer term thinking and planning.  Optimist is engaging, compelling and gives reasons to have practical, reality-based hope.

Upcoming Book Club Selections


 Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

 by Jared Diamond

Merchants of Doubt:  How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming

 by Erik M. Conway and Naomi Oreskes

 May Women and Power:  A Manifesto

Dear Ijeawele: A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
 by Mary Beard

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Every reader of the book, club member or not, is welcome to join a Zoom discussion session, Wednesday, December 16 at 1 pm. To join the Zoom session, click on the link below. The day or two before your desired session you will receive your link to the session. We encourage everyone to join us in this session; our Zoom discussions in May, September, and October have gone very well and Zoom logistics are easy to manage.

                                     LWV Book Club via ZOOM -- 2/17/2021

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