DSM Book Club
We think the best part of finishing a good book is talking about it with friends. That’s why we’ve started the DSM Book Club.
The DSM Book Club is a new online sharing session designed to showcase our favorite reads and get you ready to meet the authors at our March Festival. This Club will inspire you with a monthly pick and features an online Zoom book discussion. Each month will feature one book that is connected to The Festival and an individual registration for participation. We hope you will join us every month, but there’s no guilt if you miss one.
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September 2020: "But What If We're Wrong" by Chuck Klosterman
Club Meeting: September 30 at 7 p.m. | Register Now
About the Book
“But What If We're Wrong?” is a book of original, reported, interconnected pieces, which speculate on the likelihood that many universally accepted, deeply ingrained cultural and scientific beliefs will someday seem absurd. Covering a spectrum of objective and subjective topics, the book attempts to visualize present-day society the way it will be viewed in a distant future. Klosterman cites original interviews with a wide variety of thinkers and experts — including George Saunders, David Byrne, Jonathan Lethem, Alex Ross, Kathryn Schulz, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Greene, Junot Díaz, Amanda Petrusich, Ryan Adams, Dan Carlin, Nick Bostrom, and Richard Linklater. Klosterman asks straightforward questions that are profound in their simplicity, and the answers he explores and integrates with his own analysis generate the most thought-provoking and propulsive book of his career.
About the Author
Chuck Klosterman is the bestselling author of eight books of nonfiction including “Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs”; “But What If We’re Wrong?”; and “Chuck Klosterman X” and two novels “Downtown Owl” and “The Visible Man”. He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, GQ, Esquire, Spin, The Guardian, The Believer, Billboard, The A.V. Club, and ESPN. Klosterman served as the Ethicist for The New York Times Magazine for three years, appeared as himself in the LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits, and was an original founder of the website Grantland with Bill Simmons.
Past Book Club Picks
July 2020: "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones
August 2020: "The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo" by Taylor Jenkins Reid