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.


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