NOTE: Please bring book suggestions for 2013 or post them here (http://www.meetup.com/SacFAN/messages/boards/thread/26275842)! We'll choose next year's books during our October meetup.
We'll be discussing Incognito by David Eagleman (nonfiction - science):
In this sparkling and provocative new book, the renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate surprising mysteries: Why can your foot move halfway to the brake pedal before you become consciously aware of danger ahead? Why do you hear your name being mentioned in a conversation that you didn’t think you were listening to? What do Ulysses and the credit crunch have in common? Why did Thomas Edison electrocute an elephant in 1916? Why are people whose names begin with J more likely to marry other people whose names begin with J? Why is it so difficult to keep a secret? And how is it possible to get angry at yourself—who, exactly, is mad at whom?
Available on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Incognito-The-Secret-Lives-Brain/dp/0307377334/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332438113&sr=1-1) & through Sac Library (http://find.saclibrarycatalog.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb2099680__Sdavid+eagleman__Orightresult__X4?lang=eng&suite=cobalt).
Come with a few thoughts/ideas about the book to discuss!
About the Venue
The Coffee Garden (http://www.thecoffeegarden.com/) is a little coffee shop just off Broadway and 99. If the weather's nice, we'll probably be in the garden through the back door.
They serve all sorts of coffees and drinks, sodas, and a wide variety of sandwiches and salads perfect for dinner if you choose. They appreciate it if you at least buy a drink/pastry.
Please be courteous and do not bring outside food or drinks.
About the Book Club
You can find our list of books for 2012 here (http://www.meetup.com/SacFAN/messages/boards/thread/21666192). We're glad to have you join us - if you hate the book, love the book, or even just didn't read the book!