One Book One Campus is all about community. Each year, a panel of key university representatives compiles a list of books for the Chancellor to select from. The book selected spurs new programs and curriculum on the topics it confronts. Lectures and discussions are meant to promote a sense of fellowship while allowing all members of campus to be present in an important dialogue.
Jamie is coming soon to campus to speak about If You Feel Too Much on:
For more details about the event, check the Illini Union OBOC page
This guide serves as an informational resource for Illinois students and staff hoping to learn more about the 2016-2017 One Book One Campus selection, If You Feel Too Much: Thoughts on Things Found and Lost and Hoped For by Jamie Tworkowski. Here you'll find more information on:
The infographic above was adapted from the Undergraduate Library's infographic template.
All information on the infographic is also accessible on this LibGuide in screen-readable text.
The following discussion questions on If You Feel Too Much may be helpful in a small group or classroom setting. Use them to spark discussion on the book and add questions you may have from the stories:
Noted as the story behind the story, If You Feel Too Much explores hope, help, light, and strength through darkness and pain. Written as a collection of 44 stories that weave together, If You Feel Too Much is a New York Times Bestseller that bloomed out of author Jamie Tworkowski's story and organization "To Write Love On Her Arms" (TWLOHA). TWLOHA began as a response to a friend in need, to help a loved one through addiction, depression, self-injury, and suicidal thoughts. What came forward was a movement to understand and learn more about life's contrasts: "pain and peace, addiction and sobriety, regret and freedom".
To learn more about TWLOHA, visit: https://twloha.com/learn/