Originally published in: 2016
What it’s about: Junger examines tribal societies and ponders if that closeness of community might be missing from our new industrialized lives.
What made me pick it up: Someone I follow posted it on Instagram. I checked out the audio and then realized it was only three hours long. Win!
My favorite things: This book is brief, which makes it to the point from the beginning. The opening anecdote made me tear up it is so powerful. Junger makes the great point that we need to belong, so much so that the lack of it in our lives is definitely harming us.
Who it’s great for: Adults who are looking for a quick, but deep read. Fans of Junger’s work. Anyone who feels like they don’t belong and wonders why. Those who have left a place where they did belong and miss it entirely and wish it back.