Books For Our Time

Tue, 09/10/2020 - 6:00pm - 8:41pm
Fullers Bookshop
Free event, all welcome
Region: 
South
Venue: 
Fullers Bookshop, 131 Collins Street Hobart

rachel@fullersbookshop.com.au

Book by Date: 
Tue, 09/10/2020

Fullers Bookshop and the Inglis Clark Centre for Civil Society at the University of Tasmania present a series of conversations - prompted by books which shape the big debates of our time. Helen Hayward and, in Natasha Cica’s absence, Fullers’ Rachel Edwards will lead this discussion. Helen is a writer and editor and Rachel is also the fiction editor of Island. Each event will focus on one selected book as a starting point for conversation. All are welcome to attend and participation is free though we do ask that you purchase the book from Fullers. Numbers in each conversation will be strictly limited and RSVP is essential: rsvp@fullersbookshop.com.au Next Conversation: Tuesday,. October 9th 6pmWho isn't weary of self-help books? However this doesn't mean that we don't need help thinking about the topics they cover - freedom, happiness, self-control, purpose, satisfaction. In The Antidote Oliver Burkeman explains why the relentless pursuit of happiness and positivity is doomed from the start, and why the 'negative path' to happiness might involve embracing the very things that we spend so much of our lives avoiding - failure, insecurity, and pessimism. A surprisingly intelligent treatment of perennial human problems - with a few solutions thrown in. Oliver Burkeman is a feature writer for The Guardian and recently won the Foreign Press Associations' Young Journalist of the Year.