Summer Reading


This I Believe II: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women

Format available: print

Description from Macmillan
This collection of This I Believe essays gathers seventy-five essayists—ranging from famous to previously unknown—completing the thought that begins the book’s title. With contributors who run the gamut from cellist Yo-Yo Ma, to professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, to ordinary folks like a diner waitress, an Iraq War veteran, a farmer, a new husband, and many others… read more…

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This I Believe: On Fatherhood

Format available: print

One True Thing, A Discussion with Dan Gedimen in Psychology Today

Description from Wiley
The stories in this collection are engaging and meaningful. Some are reverential and loving; some are sad and clouded by yearning, loss, and regret: You’ll read reflections from expectant and new dads, full of optimism, as well as from longtime parents who, through the distance of time, are able to reflect on their successes and failures as fathers. We also hear from children… read more…

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This I Believe: On Love

Format available: print

Radio discussion from Tom Ashbrook’s On Point

Description from Wiley
This book brings together essays on love from ordinary people far and wide whose sentiments and stories will surprise, inspire, and move you… read more…
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This I Believe: On Motherhood

Format available: print

Publisher description from Wiley
This touching, thought-provoking book includes pieces on motherhood in its many manifestations written by more than sixty remarkable men  and women from ordinary life, whose reflections and sentiments will resonate with readers far and wide. Among the… read more…
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This I Believe: Life Lessons

Format available: downloadable ebook

Description from Wiley
This book brings together treasured life lessons of people from all walks of life. Whether it’s learning the power of saying hello or how courage comes with practice, their intimate reflections will inspire, move, and encourage you… read more…

We hope you enjoy these summer reading recommendations from our colleagues at Mitchell College.

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Happy Summer!

Recommended by Stephanie Johnson

By Lewis Hyde

Format: print

Author’s Website

Read Chapter 1 from nytimes.com

TED Blog entry and related TED Talk on Trickster

Publisher Description
In Trickster Makes This World, Lewis Hyde brings to life the playful and disruptive side of human imagination as it is embodied in trickster mythology. He first visits the old stories—Hermes in Greece, Eshu in West Africa, Krishna in India, Coyote in North America, among others—and then holds them up against the lives and work of more recent creators… Read more…

Recommended by Quelia Quaresma-McHugh

By Karen Armstrong

Format: print

Watch A History of God: The Movie (from Tedprize.org)

Publisher Description
In this stunningly intelligent book, Karen Armstrong, one of Britain’s foremost commentators on religious affairs, traces the history of how men and women have perceived and experienced God, from the time of Abraham to the present. From classical philsophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the modern age of skepticism, Karen Armstrong performs the near miracle of distilling the intellectual history of monotheism into one superbly readable volume, destined to take its place as a classic.
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Interview with the Author

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