Books for the Family

Reading Now: Hill Harper’s “The Conversation”


Every fall as the leaves change and the days grow cooler, I feel like reading again. Maybe it’s the back to school thing. Maybe because I like to snuggle up in bed with a good read? Whatever the reason I find fall is definitely my reading season and the time I am most inspired to start or participate in  a book club. I feel like cozying up with a good book and friends and a mug of tea or a glass of wine and just talking…

Hill Harper’s book about relationships is a perfect kick off for a fall book club! The book is called  “The Conversation” because it’s really about communication. How can we be more honest with ourselves? How can we take that first step towards getting what we most want/need out of our relationships: true, authentic connections.

It’s a great read, sure to provoke some heated discussion. Hill Harper (who stars on CSI and was a classmate of Obama’s) has fascinating insight into the unique problems facing  single African Americans as they seek their soul mates. But the advice and issues he addresses are universal. We all face myths and stereotypes and engage in self sabotaging behavior. Even those of us that are already married! This book seems to be a well spring of good, common sense advice. It’s definitely a conversation starter!

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