Jasmine Warga, author of My Heart and Other Black Holes and her newest, Here We Are Now, on reading teaching empathy and complexly imagining others’ internal worlds, family mythologies as social currency, the glorification of happiness, and the trouble with idolizing your friends.
Jasmine Warga Show Notes
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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
The Jungle Book (movie)
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
"Why Everyone Should Read Harry Potter," in Scientific American, featuring a study showing that people who read Harry Potter have more empathy
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV show)
Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block
Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
I Am Not Your Guru (documentary)
Almost Famous (movie)