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When I read the book, I realized that many of the problems we are experiencing in personal and professional relationships could be solved if we had the ability to communicate to others with empathy.
There’s something about this book that breaks down the wall of fiction and leaves the reader feeling viscerally overwhelmed by what they‘ve just read.
Maus is a classic graphic novel based on the author’s experience of interviewing his father Vladek about his experiences during World War II, when he and Art Spiegelman’s mother Anya, who subsequently committed suicide, were interned in a concentration camp.
At fifteen, I discovered Raymond Carver in a book of short stories that two friends of my parents kindly let me lift from their house in the middle of a car trip. Carver writes wonderfully about empathy.
When a young Englishman raised in a repressive religious background finds himself confronted by a Nepalese jhankri shaman in the Bengal Himalaya, it is the start of an extraordinary adventure of self-discovery.
George Orwell is best known for his fictional works Animal Farm and 1984. But when it comes to his greatest empathic writing, Down and Out in Paris and London ranks as outstanding.
Frans de Waal is a world-renowned primatologist and empathy expert, and this book is his masterpiece on the subject of empathy. De Waal brilliantly makes the case that the standard story that human beings are essentially selfish by nature has little scientific grounding.
The novel, Bel Canto, is one of my favourite books of all time. It offers suspense, well-developed characters, and universal themes of love and forgiveness.
In Summer 2013, a graduation speech given by the idiosyncratic novelist, short-story genius and children’s author George Saunders went viral.
I met Shannon Moroney at a restorative justice conference in November of 2011.