On Thursday, May 6 at 7 p.m. the Hudson Library & Historical Society will host a live virtual streaming event with David Murray, author of An Effort to Understand: Hearing One Another (and Ourselves) in a Nation Cracked in Half. This new collection of essays from rhetoric authority and celebrated writing blogger, Murray, applies his signature blend of humor and heart to a free-wheeling conversation about how we communicate in America. Ohio governor, Mike DeWine, calls this book “Sharp, witty, and entertaining…a fun, but equally instructive, read!”
With essays like “We Deserve Leaders Who Act Like They Like Us,” and “Speaking Truth to Power: Talking to Myself,” Murray’s words give readers a window into everyday American discourse. Guided by an ear for the lessons of history, An Effort to Understand shows that the personal and political gulfs between us are small compared to our common desire to connect. Murray believes there is a chance for trust, peace, and solidarity if we make an effort to speak more honestly and listen to understand.
Murray heads the global Professional Speechwriters Association and comments daily on communication issues on his popular blog Writing Boots. He is an award-winning journalist and is editor and publisher of Vital Speeches of the Day, one of the world’s longest continuously published magazines. He is the author of Raised By Mad Men, a memoir about his advertising parents, and co-author of the New York Times bestseller Tell My Sons: A Father’s Last Letters. Murray grew up in Hudson, Ohio.
Copies of An Effort to Understand will be available for purchase courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation to attend the program, hosted on Zoom, a day before the program begins.
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