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Now displaying: January, 2020
Jan 29, 2020

New year. New books. New you? The Seminary Co-op’s Colin and Alena search for Self-Help in the guise (and stacks) of literature, capitalist spirituality, ancient philosophy and more on this week’s Front Table.

Featured Books:

The Self Help Compulsion: Searching for Advice in Modern Literature by Beth Blum (from Columbia University Press)

Aristotle's Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life by Edith Hall (from Penguin)

McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality by Ronald Purser (from Repeater)

How to be a Leader by Plutarch (from Princeton University Press)

This episode features music by Kevin MacLeod

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