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From the creator of Drawings of Dogs, a and thoughtful examination of empathy and the necessity of being kinder.

The kindness we owe one another goes far beyond the everyday gestures of feeding someone else's parking meter - although it's important not to downplay those small acts. Kindness can also mean much more. 

In this timely, insightful guide, Henry James Garrett lays out the case for developing a strong, courageous, moral kindness, one that will help you fight cruelty and make the world a more empathetic place. So, how could a book possibly make you kinder? 

It would need to answer two questions:

  • Why are you kind at all?
  • Why aren't you kinder?

In this audiobook, building on his academic studies in metaethics, Henry James Garrett sets out to do just that, exploring the sources and the limitations of human empathy and the many ways, big and small, that we can work toward being our best and kindest selves for the people around us and the society we need to build. 

©2020 Henry James Garrett (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“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)

“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) 

“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) 

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Do not waste your money

One of the worst books I have came across. It claims that it's goal is to make you kinder by illuminating mistakes that are preventing you from empathetic. Those mistakes are that you are one or more of the others: white, straight, from a western culture, christian, wealthy, etc. All examples of someone that is unkind falls within these examples.

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Incredible and Accessible Philosophy

I loved every bit of this book! I take after a simple writing style to likewise be able to reach anybody at their level. Great job to those involved and to the author!! Thanks for your kind thoughts and challenges.