Great, thoughtful questions to use as a springboard for discussion!
I wish I had had “Can I ask you a question?” years ago. There were important people in my life with whom I had trouble having a meaningful conversation. They are gone now and I have regrets. I realize this book would have opened up a whole new side of the relationship. Not only do I enjoy using this book with others but I find it interesting to reflect and have conversations with myself!
I bought this book after hearing the author's interview with her father on the podcast People I Mostly Admire. After a lifetime of struggling with ways to get beyond the superficial, this is the book I have found most helpful. It is such a clarifying set of questions that are fun, challenging, and engaging to ask myself and others.
For all the interesting ideas Steven Levitt has brought to my life over the years, he has never given me anything even close to what Amanda has. This book turned my 9 year old daughter into a vibrant and talkative young lady at the dinner table, the polar opposite of the downtrodden curmudgeon she was before—barely grunting an acknowledgment to any of the sincerely interested questions her insufferably dull parents might have for her about her day. I joke, but this really was a great book to help our daughter come out of the Covid shell she’d built around herself. A hearty 5 stars from this Dad.
An excellent series of questions that are both disarming and revealing.