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The Book of Hope
The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times | Douglas Abrams, Jane Goodall
In a world that seems so troubled, how do we hold on to hope? Looking at the headlinesthe worsening climate crisis, a global pandemic, loss of biodiversity, political upheavalit can be hard to feel optimistic. And yet hope has never been more desperately needed. In this urgent book, Jane Goodall, the world's most famous living naturalist, and Douglas Abrams, the internationally bestselling co-author of The Book of Joy, explore through intimate and thought-provoking dialogue one of the most sought after and least understood elements of human nature: hope. In The Book of Hope, Jane focuses on her "Four Reasons for Hope": The Amazing Human Intellect, The Resilience of Nature, The Power of Young People, and The Indomitable Human Spirit. Drawing on decades of work that has helped expand our understanding of what it means to be human and what we all need to do to help build a better world, The Book of Hope touches on vital questions, including: How do we stay hopeful when everything seems hopeless? How do we cultivate hope in our children? What is the relationship between hope and action? Filled with moving and inspirational stories and photographs from Janes remarkable career, The Book of Hope is a deeply personal conversation with one of the most beloved figures in the world today. While discussing the experiences that shaped her discoveries and beliefs, Jane tells the story of how she became a messenger of hope, from living through World War II to her years in Gombe to realizing she had to leave the forest to travel the world in her role as an advocate for environmental justice. And for the first time, she shares her profound revelations about her next, and perhaps final, adventure. The second book in the Global Icons Serieswhich launched with the instant classic The Book of Joy with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond TutuThe Book of Hope is a rare and intimate look not only at the nature of hope but also into the heart and mind of a woman who revolutionized how we view the world around us and has spent a lifetime fighting for our future. There is still hope, and this book will help guide us to it.
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RamsFan1963
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123/150 What an amazing person. I've read many stories about Jane Goodall and her work with chimpanzees, but this really brought her story to life. I liked the format, as if you were listening to two friends have a conversation. Goodall is a wonderfully intelligent, funny, and warm hearted person. 4 🐒🐒🐒🐒 1/2
Last book read for September, but the first book finished for #20in4 readathon @Andrew65

AllDebooks Such a great read 2mo
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Cazxxx
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4 ⭐️
We could all use a little hope right now 💖

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Drop a pebble start a ripple

I've been thinking since finishing her book, JG is such an inspiration. What she has and is still accomplishing is truly astounding. I've been considering what I can do to make a difference. Starting with reaching out to local groups in my community and on SM to help in their support of people, nature and our environments.

#naturaLitsy

AllDebooks JG states several times that you can't help nature without local people being on board, inspired, interested and supportive. Those in poverty, poor health or lack of education have needs of their own to be met. We need to create a fair society for all, encompassing the human and natural worlds.
My hope is that by encouraging people to learn about nature they can appreciate it more and engage in nurturing it.
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AllDebooks So please, pick up a pebble and start making ripples in your local communities, online, join in global projects. We all have to try to make a difference as we're all in this together 4mo
AllDebooks One world, one life ❤️ 4mo
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This just one long interview/conversation between author and JG around our need for hope, how we attain it, both in ourselves and others. I particularly enjoyed reading about her Roots and Shoots organisation. She is an absolute inspiration and I adore her even more now.

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I can listen to Jane Goodall talk and tell stories for hours. Such an amazing woman with such a positive outlook for the future. I don't have the words to describe how much of an inspiration she is and I only hope that more people will listen to what she had to say. Every person makes a difference.

Chelsea.Poole Love her!! 🦍 5mo
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Addison_Reads
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#NetGalley

This is such a beautiful book. 💚 It was the read I didn't know I needed.

So often lately I'm apathetic about the state of things around me- politically, environmentally, and just people as a whole some days. Goodall reminded me though that there's goodness out there and that there's still hope as long as we choose to focus on it.

Truly great read for all of us and the audiobook was excellent.

Texreader I was pondering this book recently. I‘m glad to hear it was so good. 7mo
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Caterina
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This Christmas gift from my fiance's family is perfect bedtime reading! Good vibes, easy to put down when it's time to sleep, and I'm enjoying learning more about Jane Goodall. 😊 #bedsidetable

Catsandbooks This was a good one! 7mo
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BookBelle84
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I can't recommend this book highly enough for anyone who has felt some anxiety or depression over the current state in the world. Jane's outlook on life is so encouraging and (I can't think of a better word) hopeful for the future. Every individual matters and every person can make a difference. I will be turning back to this book for years to come.

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goodbyefrancie
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Read this book. That's it, just read it. Even better, listen to it.

EvieBee 👌🏼 9mo
Chelsea.Poole Agree!! 🦍 9mo
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DGRachel
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You can‘t give anything less than a pick to Jane Goodall. The audio is a conversation between Jane and Douglas, with both narrating. It‘s a little weird when the text is something like “‘quote from Jane‘, said Jane”, as Jane read her quote and then Douglas chimes in with “said Jane”. Still, I loved hearing about Jane‘s life experiences and why she still has hope for the world in all its chaos. I‘m not so sure, but her positivity is heartwarming.

Librarybelle Excellent choice!!! 9mo
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#BookSpin #DoubleSpin #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

I'm really trying to keep my list to books on my shelves, whether physical or digital, because some of them have been there far too long. 😀

The background picture is our pond last year when Snowpocalypse hit Texas. My husband's family has owned that property for almost 70 years and this had never happened before.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! And that really was some crazy weather last year!!! 10mo
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Listened to this on audio, and it's basically just getting to listen to the authors have a conversation about the environment, people, animals, and why we should still have hope for the future. Uplifting and sweet. Jane Goodall is a treasure

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Dose of hope told through stories from Jane Goodall

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SW-T Sounds like an interesting book. 10mo
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God what a refreshing book! Leave it to a woman who is 90 and lived through so much and made such an impact on the world to renew my hope. Jane shares stories of her life as a scientist and activist that give her four reasons to have hope for the future. The #audiobook is a very well produced conversation between the two authors.

#ImASaint #Nonfiction22 #Tanzania #ReadingAfrica2022 Would also work for #DRC 👍🏻

Cinfhen I have this lined up for #ReadingAfrica22 !!! Glad to hear it‘s a pick 11mo
DGRachel Looks like I‘m changing my plans for Tanzania!! 11mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen fantastic! I think you‘ll like it. 11mo
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Megabooks @DGRachel it‘s worth changing plans for! 11mo
JamieArc I saw her speak some years ago and she was so delightful. It‘s a memory I‘m glad I have. 11mo
Megabooks @JamieArc oh that is wonderful! 11mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa It‘s read by the authors! That makes me want to listen to it on audiobook even more! 11mo
Megabooks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa it works really well on audio. I‘d recommend that over print 💯! 11mo
Itchyfeetreader Adding this one for audio 11mo
Megabooks @Itchyfeetreader 👍🏻👍🏻 enjoy! 11mo
Librarybelle Great choice! 11mo
Megabooks Idk why I didn‘t think of this for #HopePunk, but after reading about it, this book definitely fits. #Booked2022 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft 11mo
Cinfhen I think #HopePunk needs to include a dystopian angle too…so it‘s less #grimdark 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ 11mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen okay…then I think this would be better. To tell you why I‘d have to give spoilers but it‘s dystopian in a January 6/current events kind of way but with a hopeful ending both to the storyline and in why the author wrote it. 👍🏻 (edited) 11mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen thanks!! 11mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! I‘ll look for it!! It‘s getting so much press!! And though I didn‘t love his first book, I‘m curious enough to read his new one ❤️ 11mo
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Hopeful | Reflective | Engaging 📖 1/6/22
A perfect read on this particular date when the world needs more Hope. I especially loved the last part of the book that highlights Jane Goodall‘s personal journey. 🌱 (Now I‘m off to continue this theme with some Mary Oliver…)

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Such a needed book in these days and times. 😊 @Louise thank you so very much for this thoughtful surprise today. Simply looking at Ms. Goodall‘s lovely, peaceful face is a calming influence in a world of uncertainty and chaos. And that title says it all…

Merry Christmas with love, sweet friend, and good health and blessings in 2022. 😘

#LitsyPenPals ❤️

Louise I‘m so glad you like it, @robinb! I look forward to reading this book too. We all need more hope these days to keep the inner light shining in the darkness. Love, Louise 11mo
robinb @Louise 🙌 🌞 💕 11mo
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Loved it! A timely read, written in a conversation-like manner, making it digestible and accessible. Many inspiring stories shared along the way. Bought two copies as gifts post-reading! Full review here: https://bit.ly/3IZhrLF

Thanks #CeladonBooks for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are my own.

Crazeedi I bet your children are ready for Christmas!!❤ 12mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Crazeedi yes they are! 😁 12mo
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Jane Goodall is the public figure I admire most. Her grace, gentleness, intelligence and HOPE of course is unsurpassed. This audiobook is an interview between Jane and Douglas Abrams, narrated by both of them as if listeners are there for their personal conversation! I appreciate her strategy of inspiring hope in people that all is not lost. We can come together to turn things around for ourselves, which means taking care of plants and animals.

BookBelle84 I love Jane Goodall and I can't wait to read this one. I went to one of her talks years ago and had the chance to meet her. She is so peaceful and thoughtful, she has been a role model for me since I was little. 12mo
Cazxxx This sounds wonderful ☺️ 12mo
Chelsea.Poole @BookBelle84 @Cazxxx it was very lovely to hear her voice. Highly recommend the audio if either of you do read this one! 12mo
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The Book of Hope is incredibly inspiring. I listened to the audio. it is set as an intervew between her and the author. Listening to Jane‘s calming and comforting voice about hope would inspire the most harded of hearts.

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All my library holds came in on the same day! I don't know where to start. #librarybookhaul

BrittanyReads The Ex Hex was one of my favorites of the year! Def if you like Gilmore Girls/Hocus Pocus vibes. 13mo
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5/5 ⭐️ Jane Goodall is a beautiful person! With everything in the world feeling so heavy this book did exactly what it promised, gave me hope! So many lovely stories about people, animals, and the environment. The audiobook was nice because it was set up as a conversation with Jane and Doug.

#bookspinbingo

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November #bookspinbingo board! ❤️

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!!! 13mo
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Happy Publication Day!! Jane Goodall has been a household name my entire life and so I was especially excited to read this most recent and apropos to the times book. Structured as a conversation between the two authors, the real highlights are in the inspirational and heartwarming stories & anecdotes Goodall shares with the wealth of her 80+ years of remarkable experiences! I wanted a little more substance as this was a lighter read than expected.

TorieStorieS #Photobomb by my favorite of all the #DogsOfLitsy 14mo
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