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Why are you kind? This book will make you kinder by introducing you to your empathy, and by pointing out what limits that empathy. Not just the everyday kindness of taking out your neighbour's bins - the strong, courageous, moral kindness of fighting cruelty. It's needed now more than ever. Unkindness has been given new energy in recent years. So get to know your empathy a little better. Where it comes from, and why every human - and some animals - have it. Empathy is what makes us kind, but it must be combined with a conscious effort to learn about different kinds of people. A world in which everyone acted on their empathy would be a very kind world indeed. Let's work toward that world.

 

Details

ISBN: 9781788165488
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 208
Edition: Main
Publication Date: 20 Oct 2020
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 20.5(H) x 13.7(L) x 2.3(W)
Weight (gm): 340

 

Reviews

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

 

Author Biography

Henry James Garrett has written and illustrated for The New York Times, created Valentine's cards for The Fawcett Society, provided a drawing of Meghan Markle's dog as a gift for her, cartooned for the i Newspaper, Buzzfeed and London Pride, had solo exhibitions in London and a beautiful phonebox in Brighton and made greeting cards. He can be found on Instagram @henryjgarrett.
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