Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life (A FAN Virtual Event Dacher Keltner, Ph.D. and Susan Cain)

Congratulations to Family Action Network (FAN) on their 40th anniversary season!

We are pleased to collaborate with FAN as they welcome Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., author of the new book, Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life. Prof. Keltner will be interviewed by New York Times bestselling author Susan Cain. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Click HERE to reserve your spot!

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and YouTube channel.

AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Awe from The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Keltner and Cain that will start immediately after the webinar. The link to register for the AFTER-HOURS program will appear in red font at the top of an email from The Book Stall. Look for it right after your receipt arrives!

About the Book: In Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life, UC Berkeley professor of psychology Dacher Keltner, Ph.D. (FAN ’16) presents a radical investigation and deeply personal inquiry into this elusive emotion. Revealing new research into how awe transforms our brains and bodies, alongside an examination of awe across history, culture, and within his own life during a period of grief, Prof. Keltner shows us how cultivating awe in our everyday life leads us to appreciate what is most humane in our human nature.

About the Author: Dacher Keltner, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley, director of the Berkeley Social Interaction Lab, and faculty director of UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center. His research focuses the biological and evolutionary origins of compassion, awe, love, and beauty, as well as power, social class, and inequality. Prof. Keltner is the author of The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence, as well as the bestseller Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life and The Compassionate Instinct. He has published over 200 scientific articles, including seminal works on the psychology of awe. He has written for The New York Times Magazine, London Times, and Utne Reader, and his research has been covered in TIME, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNN, NPR, and the BBC as well as many other outlets.

About the Interviewer: Susan Cain (FAN '13, '22) is the author of the bestsellers Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking, Quiet Journal, and Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts. Quiet has been translated into 40 languages, spent seven years on the New York Times best seller list, and was named the #1 best book of the year by Fast Company magazine, which also named Ms. Cain one of its Most Creative People in Business. Her latest book is 2022's Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole. LinkedIn named Ms. Cain the 6th Top Influencer in the world. She partners with Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Ph.D. (FAN '14, '16), and Dan Pink (FAN '18, '22) to curate the Next Big Idea Book Club. They donate all their proceeds to children’s literacy programs. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications. Her record-smashing TED talk has been viewed over 42 million times.

Event date: 

Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Virtual Zoom Event
Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life By Dacher Keltner Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984879684
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Penguin Press - January 3rd, 2023

"Read this book to connect with your highest self.”
—Susan Cain, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet and Quiet

“We need more awe in our lives, and Dacher Keltner has written the definitive book on where to find it.”
—Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again