This Book Will Make You Kinder: An Empathy Handbook (Hardback)
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This Book Will Make You Kinder: An Empathy Handbook (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 20/10/2020
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Interspersed with his trademark animal cartoons, Garrett’s beautifully judged guide to developing empathy in a world steeped in selfishness is an inspiring manifesto for greater kindness.

'Heart-swelling in its wholesomeness' - Gina Martin 'A reminder of the life-changing power of empathy' - Emma Gannon Why are you kind? Could you be kinder? The kindness we owe one another goes far beyond everyday gestures like taking out the neighbour's bins - although it's important not to downplay those small acts. Kindness can also mean much more. In this timely, insightful guide, Henry James Garrett lays out the case for developing a strong, courageous, moral kindness, one that will help you fight cruelty and make the world a more empathetic place. Building on his academic studies in metaethics and using his signature sweet animal cartoons, Henry explores the sources and the limitations of human empathy and the many ways, big and small, that we can work toward being our best and kindest selves. A world in which everyone was the fully-empathetic of version of themselves would be a very kind world indeed. And that's the world this book will move us toward.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781788165488
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 205 x 137 x 23 mm
Edition: Main


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Henry Garrett is one of my favourite people to follow on Instagram and as a human ... This Book Will Make You Kinder is not just beautiful to look at but feels urgent in its message. For many reasons we are in danger of becoming disconnected and dehumanized, and this book is a reminder of the life-changing power of empathy. -- Emma Gannon
Interspersed with Henry's beautifully metaphorical illustrations, this is a great and easy-reading practical exploration of what kindness means in the modern world -- Matt Haig
I have been a fan of Henry's work for a long time and I'm excited for more people to see it. -- Jameela Jamil
This Book Will Make You Kinder blends distinctly human comics with an academic approach to understanding empathy, from a near-expert on the subject. -- Adam J Kurtz
Both a compelling philosophical exploration of morality and a strategic guide to expanding our collective capacity for empathy, this slim book makes an elegant (and beautifully illustrated) case for power of kindness. Smart, humane, and life-altering. -- Thomas Page McBee
If kindness and empathy is the best of humanity this book is a roadmap to it. Accessible, beautifully illustrated, at times heart-swelling in its wholesomeness, and at others inviting you to consider philosophical ideas, it'll sink your brain into a warm bath and, in turn, you'll return a kinder person ready to raise the bar on humanity. -- Gina Martin

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“Empower Your Empathy”

This is a handbook for navigating a kinder path in an increasingly cruel world. It has filled me with knowledge on empowering my empathy and fuelled my desire to act upon it. The idea that our empathy is switched off... More

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“A Masterpiece in Understanding and Increasing Empathy”

This book is a masterpiece in explaining complex concepts in simple terms, helped by gorgeous illustrations throughout. I wanted to start re-reading it the moment I'd finished it, for all the right reasons!... More

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“Become a black belt at empathy”

This is a wonderful, intelligent, urgent, important book. Reading it indeed will make us kinder, in the sense that we discover, chapter after chapter, that kindness gains in strength as it expands, it gains in... More

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