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Book

We provide all incoming first-year students with a powerful Common Reading book related to the year's theme. Students discuss the book in University Seminar and other courses.

2021-2022 COMMON READING

This Book Will Make You Kinder

An Empathy Handbook
by Henry James Garrett

Book cover of "This Book Will Make You Kinder"

About the Book

Our 2021-2022 Common Reading book is This Book Will Make You Kinder by Henry James Garrett. It presents the case for developing a strong, courageous, moral kindness to make the world a more empathetic place.

About the Author

Henry James Garrett is a writer, illustrator, and creator of the wildly popular Instagram account formerly known as Drawings of Dogs. Before that, he pursued a Ph.D. in philosophy on the subject of empathy and metaethics.

Author Henry James Garrett