I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), Book Review

I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening) by Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers

More than ever, politics seems driven by conflict and anger. People sitting together in pews every Sunday have started to feel like strangers, loved ones at the dinner table like enemies. Toxic political dialogue, hate-filled rants on social media, and agenda-driven news stories have become the new norm. It’s exhausting, and it’s too much.

In I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening), two working moms from opposite ends of the political spectrum contend that there is a better way. They believe that we can
  • choose to respect the dignity of every person,
  • choose to recognize that issues are nuanced and can’t be reduced to political talking points,
  • choose to listen in order to understand,
  • choose gentleness and patience.

Sarah from the left and Beth from the right invite those looking for something better than the status quo to pull up a chair and listen to the principles, insights, and practical tools they have learned hosting their fast-growing podcast Pantsuit Politics. As impossible as it might seem, people from opposing political perspectives truly can have calm, grace-­filled conversations with one another—by putting relationship before policy and understanding before argument.


My Thoughts: I am so happy that I was able to read this book, and getting it from the publisher to do so doesn't effect my review in any way. I actually hadn't heard of these women but was immediately interested when I saw the title. I didn't even realize that it was political! It's a great guide book for more than productive political conversations. It really goes into how to examine yourself and your own motives. A great book for self reflection. 

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