By Henry James Garrett
The kindness we owe one another goes far beyond the everyday gestures of feeding someone else’s parking meter–although it’s important not to downplay those small acts. Kindness can also mean much more. In this timely, insightful guide, Henry James Garrett lays out the case for developing a strong, courageous, moral kindness, one that will help you fight cruelty and make the world a more empathetic place.
So, how could a book possibly make you kinder? It would need to answer two questions:
• Why are you kind at all? and,
• Why aren’t you kinder?
In these pages, building on his academic studies in metaethics and using his signature-sweet animal cartoons, Henry James Garrett sets out to do just that, exploring the sources and the limitations of human empathy and the many ways, big and small, that we can work toward being our best and kindest selves for the people around us and the society we need to build.
Henry James Garrett is a writer, illustrator, and creator of the wildly popular Instagram account formerly known as Drawings of Dogs, now @HenryJGarrett. Before that, he pursued a PhD in philosophy on the subject of empathy and metaethics.
Hardcover | $20.00
Published by Penguin Books
Oct 20, 2020 | 208 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8| ISBN 9780143135593