The Book of Hope

“Hope does not deny all the difficulty and all the danger that exists, but it is not stopped by them. There is a lot of darkness, but our actions create light.”


Who doesn’t love Jane Goodall?! This book was a real breath of fresh air. At one point the author, who is having conversations with Jane to write the book, mentions that the pitch for the book was to have something similar to the Dalai Lama’s Book of Joy but for hope. Boy, does this book hit that mark perfectly! The book is chockful of quotables, facts and of course glimpses into Jane’s life and how hope helped her overcome adversity.

“Hope leads to a 12% increase in academic performance, a 14% increase in workplace outcomes and a 14% boost in happiness.”
But the thing that is most powerful for building hope, Jane reiterates many times are anecdotes and stories. She shares many throughout the pages, some about the resurgence of endangered species some about empowering of the locals, some about teaching protections for the environment. All of them hopeful. All of them about taking action in the face of adversity.

This is a great read that combos science, conservation and ecology with philosophy and psychology to pack a powerful punch. It’s a great piece about an inspiring woman. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thanks to Celadon Books for this copy. All opinions above are my own.

Tell me something that brings you hope…

Published by openmypages

I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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