Book launch calls for kindness revolution

Mount Gambier Library will host best-selling author and psychologist Hugh Mackay for the launch of his latest book ‘The Kindness Revolution’ on Wednesday 19 May at 7:00pm.

The Kindness Revolution reflects on the challenges we faced during 2020, a year ravaged by bushfires and a worldwide pandemic, taking a toll on both our mental and emotional health and the economy, resulting in upheaval and many lessons learned.

Is it too much to hope that the lessons learned under the pressure of restrictions might be applied more generically? Might we finally stamp out racism, sexism and ageism?

– Author Hugh Mackay

Hugh’s latest novel challenges us to consider how we can restore hope and inspire optimism without a catastrophe to jolt us into resetting our national and personal agenda. He claims our experiences provide guidance about how to develop our resilience, how to become better listeners, and how to rebuild trust – in our institution and in each other.

Often described as ‘the man who explains us to ourselves”, Hugh Mackay is one of Australia’s most respected social psychologists, and has had a 60-year career studying and interpreting Australian social trends.

The Kindness Revolution captures the essence of Hugh’s life work and is written for current times, appealing across generations. Hugh explains how crises and catastrophes can often turn out to be the making of us and why radical kindness is the key to healing.

The author event is free with bookings required due to limited spaces. Contact Mount Gambier Library 8721 2540 or book online www.mountgambier.sa.gov.au/library under ‘Programs and Events’.

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