Book Club


Jules Febre

Jules Febre was born and raised in a section of New York City known as the Lower East Side. At the age of 13, Jules spent three months in India; two of which were spent in Mysore studying Ashtanga Yoga with Sri. ...
We meet once a month on the 3rd Sunday at 6pm. You will receive an email to remind you. Each session we will discuss the book and plan how much we can read for the next session.

About the book: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

Ishmael is a 1992 philosophical novel by Daniel Quinn. The novel examines the hidden cultural biases driving modern civilization and explores themes of ethics, sustainability, and global catastrophe. Largely framed as a Socratic conversation between two characters, Ishmael aims to expose that several widely accepted assumptions of modern society, such as human supremacy, are actually cultural myths that produce catastrophic consequences for humankind and the environment. 

The book has been a part of college courses ranging from Environmentalism to Anthropolgy and Ethics. We book will bring out very lively discussions around topics important to us all.

 “We're not destroying the world because we're clumsy. We're destroying the world
because we are, in a very literal and deliberate way, at war with it.”
Excerpt from the book