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Established in 2007 by the Leatherby Libraries, the Community of Readers is the summer reading program for Chapman University. This program is open to everyone who has borrowing privileges at the Leatherby Libraries and a current library account, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Members select books from the Leatherby Libraries and receive prizes upon submission of their first review. The only requirement is that books must be obtained through the Leatherby Libraries.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere

The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere
Pico Iyer
Call Number
BJ1496.I84 2014
2nd Floor Humanities
Book Review
If you've ever dabbled in meditation, perhaps you already have a sense of what there is to be gained by being still and going nowhere.  This book explores the concept and how many of us feel the need to escape to the Nowhere more than ever before thanks to our pervasive devices that aim to keep us connected. One of the interesting insights of the book is the usefulness of these mental retreats for veterans as a means to combat PTSD. This book felt like a 21st century homage to Thoreau's Walden. A peaceful, thoughtful read.
Submitted By
Rebecca Green
Department or Major
Schmid College
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