Author – Lynn Farley – Rose
It was while she was working on her PhD in developmental psychology that Lynn became fascinated by what people do to cope when things gets tough.
Her first book, 31 Treats And A Marriage, was a personal account of reconnecting with life after years as a wife and mother, when everything was overturned by unforeseen calamities. This led her to wonder about other people’s stories, particularly on the question of where people find strength and inspiration. In writing The Interview Chain she talked to many remarkable people, each of whom had wise words to share about the human world—about things that help to make it a kinder and more connected place.
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Publisher – Holland House Books
Pages – 287
The Blurb –
Everyone has something interesting to say if you take the time to listen.
The Interview Chain is a series of conversations—each interviewee was asked to nominate someone they admire as the next link.
Starting from a casual conversation on a boat on the Thames, the chain wended its way for over 23,000 miles, alighting on three continents and gathering up personal perspectives on issues that really matter in the world today.
The interviewees include a theatre director, a rabbi, a philanthropist, a sculptor, a New York Mayoral candidate, a pioneering documentary maker, and a man who rescues giant trees.
Some have worked in challenging places—Kabul in the time of the Taliban, a Romanian orphanage, immigration detention centres, remote Indian villages—while others have found themselves caught up in extraordinary situations such as the Rwandan genocide, the Ferguson uprising, and the UN Climate Change Negotiations.
Today is my stop on The Interview Chain blog tour. Many thanks to Zoe O’Farrell for the chance to read and review.
My thoughts – I love reading about people and their individual experiences and therefore it is a given I loved this book.
Each interview is absolutely fascinating and gives you such an insight into different lives and cultures. That person then gives the name of somebody else who should be interviewed, hence how you get a chain.
There are twenty interviews in the book and you get to hear such varied topics from nursing to drama. The one theme that links everyone in this book is how they are trying to make the world a better place, not just for themselves but for those who come after. You really get to see how the world’s big events filter down to the people living through them. A minute segment on the news is forgotten by those it doesn’t directly effect.
That minute is somebodies reality and their stories are shared here.
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