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The Unerased Book Club | Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusions by Jia Tolentino on AADL.TV


Friday April 29, 2022: 6:00pm to 7:00pm  Add to Calendar



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Watch AADL staff and other community members in a book discussion with The Unerased Book Club.

This month, they'll discuss Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusions by Jia Tolentino.

Sheela Lal and Fatema Haque are co-facilitators of The Unerased Book Club, a project of Rising Voices of Asian American Families, that reads and builds community through Asian American literature.

The Unerased Book Club | Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino


I read this book a year ago, I rarely spend time on Facebook but watched The Saturday Show and linked to AADL Facebook and saw this! I liked this book and talked to a few women who also read it and liked it a lot! I relate to the staff comment about how she grew up in the 80s before the internet was born, and all thoughts weren't posted online. I have never done Barre, did Bikram Yoga for years before studios closed because of Covid (they are pretty different exercises, though). I like the discussion about Facebook and its superficiality of it, comparing ourselves to other people, and similarity to dating apps. If I see one of the staff members in person in the library, who are in this discussion, I look forward to mentioning this and connecting about this!
Thanks for having this! Bridget

I also read Jenny Odell's book "How to do Nothing" right before this book last winter, and it's interesting how they relate and they mention each other in their books! I honestly haven't used Facebook much since the 2016 election since it got more negative, and I didn't want to know even *more* about Trump. I think friends can contact me on the phone/text rather than on social media. I agree that all of her topics in each chapter are complicated, and the internet added stress to daily life, relating to shopping, and how to get too much information and anxiety from social media and the internet news in general. Kids these days have to learn how to discern information online, which is hard. I agree that weddings are way too expensive! I was surprised how long it took me to read this book because it was so deep and intellectual! Thanks for having this discussion :)

How long has AADL been having these online book discussions?
Have they been in person before Covid?