Real Men Read – Why We Dream
Thursday, March 26, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
About the Book
Why We Dream by Alice Robb
A fresh, revelatory foray into the new science of dreams—how they work, what they’re for, and how we can reap the benefits of our own nocturnal life
While on a research trip in Peru, science journalist Alice Robb became hooked on lucid dreaming—the uncanny phenomenon in which a sleeping person can realize that they’re dreaming and even control the dreamed experience. Finding these forays both puzzling and exhilarating, Robb dug deeper into the science of dreams at an extremely opportune moment: just as researchers began to understand why dreams exist. They aren’t just random events; they have clear purposes. They help us learn and even overcome psychic trauma.
Robb draws on fresh and forgotten research, as well as her experience and that of other dream experts, to show why dreams are vital to our emotional and physical health. She explains how we can remember our dreams better—and why we should. She traces the intricate links between dreaming and creativity, and even offers advice on how we can relish the intense adventure of lucid dreaming for ourselves.
Why We Dream is a clear-eyed, cutting-edge examination of the meaning and purpose of our nightly visions and a guide to changing our dream lives—and making our waking lives richer, healthier, and happier.
About the Author
Alice Robb is the author of Why We Dream, which was excerpted on the front page of The New Times Sunday Review and praised by places like The New Yorker, Vogue, NPR, TIME, Elle and The Guardian. It will be translated into foreign languages. Formerly a staff writer at The New Republic, she writes for places like The Washington Post, New York, The Atlantic, and Elle.
About the Book Club
Real Men Read is an open forum book discussion covering non-fiction, historical and science fiction, memoirs, and current events titles. Our tradition in Real Men Read is to stick to books with long titles and sub-titles, even if it’s fiction. All are invited! To have a book set aside for you contact Dave Anderson at 859-781-6166, x.13
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