The BAD Book Club, created & led by member Stacey Gilfillan, in regular times, we meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 pm at the joint headquarters of the Boerne Area Democrats/ Democratic Party of Kendall County at 518 E. Blanco Rd., Boerne, TX 78006.
--See you at the HQ when meetings resume whether you read the book or not:
Next Meeting: WE'RE ON SUMMER BREAK! So much to read - so much to talk about -
we will resume meetings (whether in person or afar) in the fall!
WEDS., JUNE 10, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - ZOOM MEETING DISCUSSION: "Whatcha been reading??" As Stacey posed it, "share what you’re reading these days—fiction, non-fiction, comics…the US Constitution as pertains to the use of military force on American citizens. You know, some light reading." Indeed.
(see June 3rd email from Stacey G. for invite to log on to the ZOOM room)
MAY 13th @ 5:30 pm--see your email for your invite link from Stacey (see May 7th email from Stacey G.)
April 8th Book - IN PERSON MEETINGS POSTPONED: The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay , by Saez & Zucman Discussion Host Bill Lester
ARCHIVE OF PREVIOUS READS BELOW:
3/11/20: The Moment of Lift - How Empowering Women Changes the World, by Melinda Gates, Discussion Host Jessica V.
2/12/20: We Are Indivisible: A Blueprint for Democracy After Trump, by Leah Greenberg & Ira Levin, Discussion Host Laura Bray
1/8/20: Blowout, by Rachel Maddow
12/10/19: Educated - a Memoir, by Tara Westover , Discussion Host Marna Watson
11/13/19: Becoming, by Michelle Obama
10/9/19: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice & Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson
Host: Susan & Stacey
NOTE: film adaptation premiers January 10, 2020. . .movie road trip details to follow!
9/11/19: The Soul of America: Searching For Our Better Angels (Jonathan Meacham, 2018).
Looking for some positive messaging amid all that we have been enduring? Look no further than Pulitzer Prize winning author John Meacham whose title invokes the last line from Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address wherein he implores us not to be enemies, but friends. . ."We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection." He asked our healing nation then to . . ."swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."
8/14/19: Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America's Heartland (Jonathan Metzl, 2019).
7/10/19: Little Blue Book, by George Lakoff; Host: Becky Strain
The Democrat's Handbook that everyone should read!
6/12/19: The Fifth Risk, by Michael Lewis; Host: Connie Kaplita
THIS WAS NOT ONLY AN INTRIGUING READ BACK IN JUNE, BUT A BOOK YOU OUGHT TO READ IF YOU MISSED IT. YOU MAY WANT TO GIFT TO OTHERS TOO! BEST CIVICS LESSON IN WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT WHEN WE SAY "The Government"; INFORMATION WE SHOULD ALL BE AWARE OF AND A REALIZATION OF WHAT WILL NEED TO BE RESTORED
**strictly the opinion of a book club member!**
5/8/19: Inequality in America: Facts, Trends and International Perspectives, by Uri Dadush et al.; Hosts: Bill Lester and Janice Bloodworth
4/10/19: Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, by Sarah Smarsh; Host: Brooke Orr
3/13/19: The Once and Future Liberal, by Mark Lilla and What Unites Us, by Dan Rather; Host: Stacey Gilfillan