The Sunday Assembly Book Club selection for December is Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves by Frans de Waal. The club will meet to discuss the book Saturday, Dec. 11 at 11:00am via Zoom.
Mama’s Last Hug is a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals—beginning with Mama, a chimpanzee matriarch who formed a deep bond with biologist Jan van Hooff. Her story and others like it show that humans are not the only species with the capacity for love, hate, fear, shame, guilt, joy, disgust, and empathy, and open our hearts and minds to the many ways in which humans and other animals are connected.
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