Monday, March 16, 2015

Making Up For Monday: Opening Minds

It's time for Making Up For Monday! This is a weekly meme hosted by me that asks some fun literary questions. Feel free to play along!

This week's question:
What book would you recommend to a close-minded person?

This question is totally dependent on why the person is closed-minded. The reality is, we are all closed-minded in some way, shape, or form.  We all have things that we could be more open-minded about.

But here are a few books that may open up people's minds who have specific road blocks:

For the person who is closed-minded about professional sports being all about the game and not money and business: Moneyball by Michael Lewis.

There is so much more that goes into professional sports than I think the average person realizes. At the end of the day, it boils down to owners and money.

For those closed-minded about hermaphrodites: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Its actually far more common than most people think and society isn't always the best at dealing with this issue.

For those closed-minded about the human brain: The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis. 

Whether or not you believe in God, this is a great book to show us how our brain functions and how easily we can change. All too often we think we are immune to certain changes and think "I would never..." but none of us are immune. We all have weaknesses.

For those closed-minded about the human body: Stiff by Mary Roach

Mary Roach does a phenomenal job about opening up your mind to donating your body to science.

For those closed minded about mental disorders: Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

Too often we look at mental illness as weakness that could easily be overcome if people just tried and weren't lazy.  This book takes two people who try very hard, but have disorders that they can't necessarily control.

What about you?

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