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LWV of Wilmette and WPL Book Group (Virtual)

2021-06-23 11:00:00 2021-06-23 12:00:00 America/Chicago LWV of Wilmette and WPL Book Group (Virtual) Useful Delusions by Shankar Vedantam and Bill Mesler Virtual Program -

Wednesday, June 23
11:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-06-23 11:00:00 2021-06-23 12:00:00 America/Chicago LWV of Wilmette and WPL Book Group (Virtual) Useful Delusions by Shankar Vedantam and Bill Mesler Virtual Program -

Useful Delusions by Shankar Vedantam and Bill Mesler

We will be discussing Useful Delusions: The Power & Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain by Shankar Vedantam and Bill Mesler. From the New York Times best-selling author and host of Hidden Brain comes a thought-provoking look at the role of self-deception in human flourishing. Self-deception does terrible harm to us, to our communities, and to the planet. But if it is so bad for us, why is it ubiquitous?  Vedantam and Bill Mesler argue that, paradoxically, self-deception can also play a vital role in our success and well-being. The lies we tell ourselves sustain our daily interactions with friends, lovers, and coworkers. They can explain why some people live longer than others, why some couples remain in love and others don’t, why some nations hold together while others splinter. Filled with powerful personal stories and drawing on new insights in psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy, Useful Delusions offers a fascinating tour of what it really means to be human. (From the publisher)

Find a copy of the book here. You can also find the ebook Digital Library of Illinois or through the Libby app on your device.

Registration will close two hours before the program begins and registrants will receive a link to join shortly thereafter.

Please email community@wilmettelibrary.info with any questions about how to access the program via Zoom.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Book Group |

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Wilmette Public Library

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From the south: Go north on Green Bay Road. Turn left on Wilmette Ave. Turn right on Park Ave. Library is located on the corner of Wilmette Ave. and Park Ave. Parking lot is on the north side of the building. 

From the north: Go south on Green Bay Road. Turn right on Wilmette Ave. Turn right on Park Ave. Library is located on the corner of Wilmette Ave. and Park Ave. Parking lot is on the north side of the building.

From I-94 (Edens Expressway):from the South - exit at Lake Ave. East. Go east on Lake Ave. a little over 2 miles. Turn right on Park Ave. • from the North - exit at Rt. 41/Skokie Blvd. Turn left (east) on Lake Ave. Go east on Lake Ave. a little over 2 miles. Turn right on Park Ave. 


Mass transit options include CTA, Metra, and Pace.

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