The phenomenon returns! Originally published in 1987,The Book of Questions, aNew York Timesbestseller, has been completely revised and updated to incorporate the myriad cultural shifts and hot-button issues of the past twenty-five years, making it current and even more appealing.
This is a book for personal growth, a tool for deepening relationships, a lively conversation starter for the family dinner table, a fun way to pass the time in the car. It poses over 300 questions that invite people to explore the most fascinating of subjects: themselves and how they really feel about the world.
The revised edition includes more than 100 all-new questions that delve into such topics as the disappearing border between man and machineHow would you react if you learned that a sad and beautiful poem that touched you deeply had been written by a computer?The challenges of being a parentWould you completely rewrite your childs college-application essays if it would help him get into a better school?The never-endingly interesting topic of sexWould you be willing to give up sex for a year if you knew it would give you a much deeper sense of peace than you now have?And of course the meaning of it allIf you were handed an envelope with the date of your death inside, and you knew you could do nothing to alter your fate, would you look?
The Book of Questionsmay be the only publication that challengesand even changesthe way you view the world, without offering a single opinion of its own.
Gregory Stock is a biophysicist, bestselling author, biotech entrepreneur, and the former director of the Program on Medicine, Technology, and Society at UCLA’s School of Medicine. His interests lie in the scientific and evolutionary as well as ethical, social, and political implications of today’s revolutions in the life sciences and in information technology and computers. He lives in Houston, Texas.