2022 Book Circles: 

I Never Thought of It That Way: How To Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times

By Mónica Guzmán

This November, the DCF is proud to be hosting Mónica Guzmán as our Building Opportunity Featured Speaker. Before you see her speak this fall, read her book, I Never Thought of It That Way: How To Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times.

The DCF is currently out of books to distribute to Book Circles, but you can check your local Delaware Library for a copy (or purchase your own) and then download the free Discussion Guide.

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  • Register for one of the dates below.
  • The DCF will send all registrants Zoom details via email.
  • Discussion Dates:
    • Oct. 5, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Registration deadline: Oct. 4, 5 p.m.)
      • Hosts: Sarah Grunewald & Margie López Waite
    • Oct. 19, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Registration deadline: Oct. 18, 5 p.m.)
      • Hosts: Louie Phillips, Yolanda Rushdan and Mike DiPaolo
    • Nov. 2, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Registration deadline: Nov. 1, 5 p.m.)
      • Hosts: Chanta Wilkinson & Stuart Comstock-Gay 

About The Book

Journalist Mónica Guzmán is the loving liberal daughter of Mexican immigrants who voted—twice—for Donald Trump. When the country could no longer see straight across the political divide, Mónica set out to find what was blinding us and discovered the most eye-opening tool we’re not using: our own built-in curiosity.

Partisanship is up, trust is down, and our social media feeds make us sure we’re right and everyone else is ignorant (or worse). But avoiding one another is hurting our relationships and our society.

In this timely, personal guide, Mónica, the chief storyteller for the national cross-partisan depolarization organization Braver Angels, takes you to the real front lines of a crisis that threatens to grind America to a halt—broken conversations among confounded people. She shows you how to overcome the fear and certainty that surround us to finally do what only seems impossible: understand and even learn from people in your life whose whole worldview is different from or even opposed to yours.

Drawing from cross-partisan conversations she’s had, organized, or witnessed everywhere from the echo chambers on social media to the wheat fields in Oregon to raw, unfiltered fights with her own family on election night, Mónica shows how you can put your natural sense of wonder to work for you immediately, finding the answers you need by talking with people—rather than about them—and asking the questions you want, curiously.

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