We'll read a selected book and discuss the same toward the beginning of the month. Novels as well as philosophical books will be discussed. The initial meetings will occur at the organizer's place in Glendale but if the group grows, a coffeeshop or restaurant will be chosen as the Meetup locale.
I think your best bet for acquiring the book is purchasing it on Amazon.
Our competitive, services-oriented societies are taking a toll on the late-modern individual. Rather than improving life, multitasking, "user-friendly" technology, and the culture of convenience are producing disorders that range from depression to attention deficit disorder to borderline personality disorder. Byung-Chul Han interprets the spreading malaise as an inability to manage negative experiences in an age characterized by excess positivity and the universal availability of people and goods. Stress and exhaustion are not just personal experiences, but social and historical phenomena as well. Denouncing a world in which every against-the-grain response can lead to further disempowerment, he draws on literature, philosophy, and the social and natural sciences to explore the stakes of sacrificing intermittent intellectual reflection for constant neural connection.