You can instantly feel the time, thought, and heart that author Amanda has put into crafting each of these unique and insightful questions. Each one is only a few words, yet holds potential to create an instantly meaningful connection with another person. As a fellow author dedicated to helping people connect, I've come across hundreds of "best questions to ask a friend / your date / a stranger" lists - but the questions in this book are above and beyond any of the standard (and boring!) "get to know you" ones. They provide a whole new level of depth and insight, both for the question asker and the person answering!
I had some great conversations around "Does my name suit me" and "What name could I pull off." It was a lot of fun to think about names that would suit my friends.
As an "Old" - in my 40s - I'd like more non-tech, non-social media, non-music questions. But I'm still in the intro section so maybe I'll get to that as I keep going.
This conversation with a half dozen teenagers around the dinner table was terrific - thank you!
My husband and I read this together and we also include the kids sometimes at dinner. We take turns asking questions. It's interesting to hear how each one answers but also to hear how each one perceives each question. They sometimes think of the question differently than I would which gives me a look into their mind I haven't seen before! It's been very fun to get to know my family in this different way.
Such a great gift for the holidays when family is together. We spent hours answering questions from not even half of the book! I learned a lot about my family and I’m looking forward to doing it again at the next family event.
My team was hesitant when I took out the book but then had great conversations and bonded when I asked them questions from it in a multi-day team offsite. I gave everyone a copy in the end. Thank you, Amanda!
Every manager needs a copy of this book.
The books arrived before Christmas lunch with my husband's family and I was very proud to give them away. A couple of questions were asked and seeing everyone's brain gears turning helped me feel a lot less awkward.
I like the question about what photos on your camera roll would say about you. It made us realize what’s important to us and remisce about fun times 😊
Had great conversations even with people I knew super well, I want to buy two more to gift to some friends
Deceptively powerful for such a diminutive book. The questions peel back layers in a fun and lighthearted way, leading to surprisingly rich conversations. My college-age niece and her long-time boyfriend traded questions during an 11-hour road trip and continue to reach for the book in quiet moments.
I hosted a holiday virtual gathering recently, some of us meeting each other for the first time, and this book guided our first conversations. I randomly landed on “what thing can you not live without, beyond the basics?” and we had a very deep and satisfying conversation that included answers like my dog, hugs, walks in the woods to clear the mind, coffee, and a friend who asks how you’re doing and wants to hear the real answer”. I originally bought a copy for myself and a friend, and we loved it so much that we are buying more copies for more friends! We have been using the book for small family conversations too. We can’t wait to connect more with friends and family with this book!
I also love that it's small and fits in a bag to take on trips
This fabulous little "field guide" to getting to know people is understated in it's design, but deep on well-thought probing questions. The wealth of inquiries and starters don't just break the ice - they build relationships and communities of communicators.
Using the questions for icebreakers to start meetings. Great way to connect a remote group.