This group is for anyone interested in reading and discussing non-fiction books. There isn't a specific sub-genre we will concentrate on, so whether you're interested in memoirs, science, politics, psychology, comedy, etc., this is the club for you! We welcome open, frank, and constructive discussions. Our aim will be quarterly discussions, but if we get a lot of interest, we can increase our meeting frequency. We meet at various coffeehouses throughout Chicago, locations will be announced one month prior to our book club meeting. We can't wait to meet you!
Please join us for a general discussion of what you're reading - all genres welcome! Please come prepared to discuss specific books your reading - please also feel free to post on the message board to share what you've been enjoying!
Please join us for a discussion of Pulitzer prize winner Isabel Wilkerson new book, "Caste; The Origins of Our Discontents". Wilkerson invites us to see this as the deeper psychological process that defines 400 years of racism – what she calls America’s caste system – drawing a comparison with two other such structures – “the tragically accelerated, chilling and officially vanquished caste system of Nazi Germany” and “the lingering, millennia-long caste system of India”. In each of these cases, one group sets out to stigmatise and dehumanise another to justify a state of lasting domination.