In collaboration with Bentonville Public Library (BPL) and sponsored by Friends of the Library, The Mayor’s Book Club includes a book club discussion centered around a selected book.
The Fall book selection for 2023 is The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown.
Community Event – Book Discussion Group
The community event will include an engaging book discussion centered on the selected book and is open to the public. Participants will register in advance to reserve a free book and participate in the in-person discussion at BPL. The book discussion conversation will be led by Mayor Stephanie Orman.
All books are sponsored by the Friends of the Bentonville Library, available at the Bentonville Library for pickup and free to keep if you attend the event. If you are unable to attend, please return the book to BPL for others to enjoy. Books are available on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. Participants are encouraged to attend the discussion group, even if they have not read the book.
For over a decade, Brené Brown has found a special place in our hearts as a gifted mapmaker and a fellow traveler. She is both a social scientist and a kitchen-table friend whom you can always count on to tell the truth, make you laugh, and, on occasion, cry with you. And what's now become a movement all started with The Gifts of Imperfection, which has sold more than two million copies in thirty-five different languages across the globe.
What transforms this book from words on a page to effective daily practices are the ten guideposts to wholehearted living. The guideposts not only help us understand the practices that will allow us to change our lives and families, they also walk us through the unattainable and sabotaging expectations that get in the way.
Brené writes, "This book is an invitation to join a wholehearted revolution. A small, quiet, grassroots movement that starts with each of us saying, 'My story matters because I matter.' Revolution might sound a little dramatic, but in this world, choosing authenticity and worthiness is an absolute act of resistance."