Published on March 1st, 2014 | by Dan Walsh12
March / April Book Club: Hallucinations
Aaaaaaand… We’re back!
I hope everyone had a great winter break. It’s time to get 2014 off to a swingin’ start! I pulled together three books that have been on my “to read” list for at least a year. I didn’t do this on purpose, but it looks like they all fall into a theme: perceptions. Queue the dramatic music!
Vote for your favorite!
Vote for the book you want to read in the comments below. Tweet or share on Facebook for extra credit.
“You’ve seen it all before. A malicious online rumor costs a company millions. A political sideshow derails the national news cycle and destroys a candidate. Some product or celebrity zooms from total obscurity to viral sensation. What you don’t know is that someone is responsible for all this. Usually, someone like me.
I’m a media manipulator. In a world where blogs control and distort the news, my job is to control blogs.”
“Humans have always sought life-changing visions. As a young doctor in California in the 1960s, Oliver Sacks had both a personal and a professional interest in psychedelics. These, along with his early migraine experiences, launched a lifelong investigation into the varieties of hallucinatory experience. Dr. Sacks weaves together stories of his patients to illuminate what hallucinations tell us about the structure of our brains and why hallucination is a vital part of the human condition.”
“A belief in free will touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, intimacy, or morality without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions. And yet the facts tell us that free will is an illusion.
In this enlightening book, Sam Harris argues that this truth can and should change the way we think about the most important questions in life.”
Win a FREE Copy!
I’m giving away three (3) copies of whichever book gets the most votes. Just vote for the book you want to read in the comments below and you’re automatically in the drawing!
*Domestic US shipping only. Sorry my international friends. I can, however send you an eBook if you have a Kindle.
How do I Vote?
All you have to do is leave a comment below with your book of choice. Witty comments earn bonus points.
How do I Join the Book Club?
If you receive emails from me, then you’re already in the club! All you have to do is read the book and virtually join us for the discussion at the date and time below. Only if you’re interested, of course.
If you don’t already receive emails from me, then leave a comment below, or drop your email in the black and blue box on the top right of this page and I’ll make sure you get on the list.
Book Club Discussion Date and Time
This is a relaxed book club and I want everyone to have enough time to read the book. After we choose a title, we’ll all have 5 weeks to read it.
Discussion Date: April 26th, 2014
Where: We’ll go with Google+ hangouts again unless otherwise announced. I will post the link [RIGHT HERE] 30 minutes before the discussion begins.
Image: Bob Buchon