The HIP Book Club

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A book club like no other

The HIP book club is an interactive book club---part discussion, part activity, and unlike any other book club you attended. For each book, we design activities to help you identify insights discovered during the reading and then apply those insights to daily life.



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The HIP Book Club

We are reading You Need a Manifesto by Charlotte Burgess-Auburn and Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: Practices to Build a Better World by Jacqueline Novogratz

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March 10, 2023

This month we offer a book pairing:  

You Need a Manifesto: How to Craft Your Convictions and Put Them to Work


Manifesto for a Moral Revolution: Practices to Build a Better World

Because, let's face it, "amid the complexity of your everyday life, how do you determine not just what you can do, but what you should do, what you must do, and how to do it? You need a manifesto."

Some celebrate March with March Madness, we are celebrating with Manifesto Madness, we will take a peek at both these compelling works then put our thinky thoughts, inspirations, and insights to work and craft our very own manifestos.

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What Else We Might Be Reading in 2023

Can we just say holy bookbindery! There are so many incredible reads out there. Here at the Human Imagination Project, we love books, so much so that we are vastly outnumbered by them.

We will never be able to read all that we want and there is something wonderful about that abundance of ideas to come into contact with because we love that moment---where a sentence leaps from the page to your heart, to your head, to everything in-between and reorganizes the very matter of your life in a way that  nothing will be the same again. So we will be putting up a list of potential reads up soon. Right now there are too many contenders to list.


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The Book Oracle

Have a question but not an answer? Fret not, the Book Oracle is here to help! In this fun, interactive session, we look toward books to provide insights and inspiration.

The format is this: You bring a question. Ideally this is a question that you are willing to share with the group. You ask the question, then pick a color and a number. Jeanne consults the HIP Library and pulls a corresponding volume from the shelf then reads from the appropriate page. Then you reflect on how and if the "answer" applies and what insights you may have or have not discovered as a result.

Generally speaking the Book Oracle is a wonderful and welcome mix of silly, profound, and sometimes serendipitously spot-on!

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"Reading is an act of civilization; it's one of the greatest acts of civilization because it takes the free raw material of the mind and builds castles of possibilities."

-- Ben Okri


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