Book Club Discussion: The Unthinkable

On Friday morning, G-J, Jane and I aired our monthly book club discussion on Your Caregiving Journey. You can listen to our discussion via the player below.

This month, we read The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes—And Why by Amanda Ripley. The publisher offers this synopsis of the book:

“Half of Americans have been affected by a disaster of some kind. In big disasters, regular people are the first and most important rescuers on the scene. But very few of us know what to expect until it is too late.”

The book describes our personalities in a disaster. Understanding our disaster personality (will we freeze? take action? be a hero?) helps us prepare now before a disaster strikes. The book is best when sharing tips that will help us get out.

G-J, Jane and I all recommend the book. As G-J said, as family caregivers, you’ve already faced the unthinkable. It’s always a good idea to prepare.

Next month we read Blue Nights by Joan Didion. Want to join our book club? Just go here.

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About Denise Brown

I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched CareGiving.com in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

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