Item description for The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock...
Overview Collects more than 200 questions designed to provoke thought about basic values and beliefs
The phenomenon returns Originally published in 1987, The Book of Questions, aNew York Timesbestseller, has been completely revised and updated to incorporate the myriad cultural shifts and hot-button issues of the past twenty-five years, making it current and even more appealing.
This is a book for personal growth, a tool for deepening relationships, a lively conversation starter for the family dinner table, a fun way to pass the time in the car. It poses over 300 questions that invite people to explore the most fascinating of subjects: themselves and how they really feel about the world.
The revised edition includes more than 100 all-new questions that delve into such topics as the disappearing border between man and machine How would you react if you learned that a sad and beautiful poem that touched you deeply had been written by a computer?The challenges of being a parent Would you completely rewrite your child s college-application essays if it would help him get into a better school?The never-endingly interesting topic of sex Would you be willing to give up sex for a year if you knew it would give you a much deeper sense of peace than you now have?And of course the meaning of it all If you were handed an envelope with the date of your death inside, and you knew you could do nothing to alter your fate, would you look?
The Book of Questionsmay be the only publication that challenges and even changes the way you view the world, without offering a single opinion of its own.
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Studio: Workman Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 4" Height: 6" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Jan 3, 1987
Publisher Workman Publishing Company
ISBN 0894803204 ISBN13 9780894803208 UPC 019628013200
Availability 0 units.
More About Gregory Stock
Gregory Stock is a biophysicist, bestselling author, biotech entrepreneur, and the former director of the Program on Medicine, Technology, and Society at UCLA's School of Medicine. His interests lie in the scientific and evolutionary as well as ethical, social, and political implications of today's revolutions in the life sciences and in information technology and computers. He lives in Houston, Texas.
Gregory Stock currently resides in Los Angeles, in the state of California. Gregory Stock has an academic affiliation as follows - UCLA Center for the Study of Evolution and the Origin of Life.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Book of Questions?
lots of gabbing between people.... Dec 28, 2007
this is the best book!!! bring to work, bring to parties...etc. this really gets people thinking talking and laughing.....THE BEST QUESTION BOOK OUT THERE!!! well worth the $$$
sweet Oct 4, 2007
I purchased this book mainly because it's a great conversation starter. It's great to use on long trips, when you have company over, or even on dates especially. There's no right or wrong answers. :)
Good discussion starters Apr 24, 2007
Getting high school students to engage in a piece of literature is sometimes a challenging task. Stock's book is very useful for focusing students' thoughts on a very personal level. From there, we're able to have fascinating discussions on what kids really hold as important.
A good book for introspection at any level.
Food for Thought Apr 20, 2007
I have been a writer for 20 years and this book has openned many doors and friendships. It also has made me think and ponder ideas and isssues I never thought before. I have had three copies over the years and still go back to this book for thoughts to ponder. I suggest any writer get a copy and keep it for ideas.
I enjoy sharing these questions with friends & family. I have gotten to know many people better just by openning this book
So a question for you, Are you going to buy this book or not?
Bennet Pomerantz AUDIOWORLD
The Type of Book You Would Look at Over and Over Again Apr 8, 2007
This booklet is both powerful and simple. It has been said that everything we do when we make a decision is based on an internal question we ask ourselves whether we are conscious of it or not.
What if we asked more powerful questions to ourselves in the hopes of better answers? This book will help you with those questions. Be prepared, though, this book is holding up a mirror to yourself.
This is also a Great book for: 1. Thinking about what you would do in extreme circumstances. 2. Finding out about what your date really thinks about things. 3. Spending quality time with a spouse or sig. other and really talking to them. 4. Parties. (I almost seem halfway intelligent when I use it.) ;-) 5. Sales. (Yes, you could ask a very unusual question as an icebreaker) 6. Giving Interviews. Find out how your candidate thinks. (be careful with the Human Resources and legalities, though)
I keep coming back over the years to look at the questions. This is not a book to get at the library or borrow, it is A gem you should buy and keep on your shelves. Special.