About Book Club

The InspireSeattle book club is always seeking new  regarding key political issues of these times. We meet every 4 to 6 weeks on a weekday evening for 2 hours to discuss our latest book. The meeting place rotates among the homes of our membership, located from West Seattle to the Greenlake neighborhood. Carpooling is encouraged and is generally available.

Each book club concludes with a discussion of which book the majority of attendees would prefer to read next. You can take a look at a list of books previously suggested by InspireSeattle members or make your own suggestion at the book club or online.

 
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Click here to see a list of books previously read by the InspireSeattle book club.

   

What we're reading for our next gathering,
Sunday, March 25, 2018

Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

In this groundbreaking work, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a Harvard-trained economist, former Google data scientist, and New York Times writer,
argues that much of what we thought about people has been dead wrong. The reason? People lie, to friends, lovers, doctors, surveys—and themselves. However, we no longer need to rely on what people tell us. New data from the internet—the traces of information that billions of people leave on Google, social media, dating, and even pornography sites—finally reveals the truth.

Everybody Lies combines the informed analysis of Nate Silver’s The Signal and the Noise, the storytelling of Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, and the wit and fun of Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt’s Freakonomics in a book that will change the way you view the world. There is almost no limit to what can be learned about human nature from Big Data—provided, that is, you ask the right questions.

Planning ahead? We will be discussing
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
by Yuval Noah Harari

at the gathering to follow the one described above.

 

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