Mike McHargue – You’re a Miracle In-Home Tour
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There’s no question that social distancing saves lives. But, we are also social people who long to be together. No one understands this better than bestselling author Mike McHargue, who explains the contradictions between our desires and what actions may be best for us in his new book You’re a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass).
So, how can we both save lives and have the social contact we so desperately need to be well? Mike is going on an international tour that just so happens to be coming not only to your city, but your living room. It’s the You’re a Miracle In-Home Tour.
Presented in partnership with some amazing independent bookstores at a time they need it most, the You’re a Miracle In-Home Tour is a compelling, highly interactive event. You’ll get time to ask Mike your questions, connect with other people who live near you, and a copy of Mike’s new book, as well as a personalized-by-hand bookplate bearing an inscription just for you.
And, because we know many people are facing financial uncertainty, unlimited scholarship tickets are available for each event. They don’t include a copy of the book, but they do get you access to the event and the custom Facebook Group made for each event.
Here’s how it works:
- You grab a ticket to the event.
- You get a link to a web site that will let you
- start reading the first three chapters of the book today,
- get access to a Facebook Group dedicated to people in your area,
- link you to the live event,
- and allow you to request your personalized inscription.
- You’ll get your book within a few days of the event, shipped directly to your home.
- You’ll be able to pick up your personalized bookplate from the bookstore once local officials allow the bookstores to open.
Mike can’t wait to talk with you.
About the Book
For thousands of years, scientists, philosophers, and self-help gurus have wrestled with one of the basic conundrums of human life: Why do we do the things we do? Or, rather, why do we so often not do the things we want to do? As a podcast host whose voice goes out to millions each month, Mike McHargue gets countless emails from people seeking to understand their own misbehavior—why we binge on Netflix when we know taking a walk outside would be better for us, or why we argue politics on Facebook when our real friends live just down the street. Everyone wants to be a good person, but few of us, twenty years into the new millennium, have any idea how to do that.
In “You’re a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass),” McHargue addresses these issues. We like to think we’re in control of our thoughts and decisions, he writes, but science has shown that a host of competing impulses, emotions, and environmental factors are at play in every action we undertake. Touching on his podcast listeners’ most pressing questions, from relationships and ethics to stress and mental health, and sharing some of the biggest triumphs and hardships from his own life, McHargue shows us how some of our qualities that seem most frustrating—including “negative” emotions like sadness, anger, and anxiety—are actually key to helping humans survive and thrive. In doing so, he invites us on a path of self-understanding and, ultimately, self-acceptance.
“You’re a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass)” is a guided tour through the mystery of human consciousness, showing readers how to live more at peace with themselves in a complex world.
About the Author
Mike McHargue, also known as “Science Mike,” is the host or co-host of two podcasts, “Ask Science Mike” and “The Liturgists Podcast,” which have attracted a curious following among Christians, the spiritually interested, and the religiously unaffiliated. He is the author of “Finding God in the Waves,” and his work has been featured in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Huffington Post, and on “All Things Considered.” Mike is an in-demand speaker who appears all over the world—including recent stops at Google and MIT.