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Book in Common

2020 Book In Common Selection: Factufulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Factufulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

From back cover of book: “This is a book about the world and how it really is. It is also a book about you, and why you (and almost everyone I have ever met) do not see the world as it really is. It is about what you can do about it, and how this will make you feel more positive, less stressed, and more hopeful as you walk out of the circus tent and back into the world.

How can I participate in the Book In Common experience?

First-Year Students: First-year students will have an opportunity to participate in many ways. Books will be distributed to all first-year students during Knight U: Orientation. The book will be introduced at this event and discussed through their Week of Welcome experience. Over the course of the first semester, Factfulness will be used as the common text of First Year Focus.

Faculty: First Year Focus faculty members will be invited to participate through implementation of lesson plans during the fall semester. Faculty members will also be invited to the various campus programs that will occur.

Bellarmine Community Members: While the Book In Common is designed to engage the first-year class, all students and Bellarmine community members are welcome. All are encourage to attend public events and join in the campus discussions. Books will be available for purchase in the campus bookstore.