Undoing The Election

Dear Readers:

Yesterday I wrote about Michael Lewis’s latest book The Undoing Project at TheHubbellPew.com. Here is a little of what I said:

“I just finished Michael Lewis’s latest book, The Undoing Project. It is not as easy a read as Moneyball or Liar’s Poker but fascinating.It tell the story of two Israeli psychologists who wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies about the decision making process.

The title, The Undoing Project, comes from the investigation into feelings people have to spin alternative realities to avoid pain or emotion.
Razorback fans are very familiar with “undoing” saying, “If only we hadn’t fumbled,” or “if only we hadn’t missed that free throw”, or “if only we hadn’t dropped the baton.””
I know a lot of people after the election engaged in some spin and undoing themselves. They traveled into an alternative reality to avoid the pain and the perceived harm that we might experience under a Trump presidency. Interestingly, the Trump supporters are also engaging in some alternative realities of their own. For example, we hear if if only voter fraud hadn’t occurred Trump would have won the popular vote, and if only the media had been fair, Trump would be popular, etc.
Former athletes learn in both victory and defeat not to dwell on the “if only’s.” Politicians and political pundits need to learn to engage in a little less “if only’s” and a lot more “what can we learn’s” and how do we “do better’s.”

Books: The award-winning Jack Patterson Thrillers, including my latest, A Game of Inches are available for birthdays, thank you gifts, and just to be nice presents. Autographed copies are available at my website, webbhubbell.com. Amazon and Barnes & Noble are selling hard copies and eVersions, and local independent bookstores either have them in stock or can get books from my publisher, Beaufort Books. If your favorite bookstore has run out, ask them to order you a copy today.

Exciting News: My blog of daily meditations The Hubbell Pew has been given a facelift and added a more powerful search engine where you can browse amongst over 1600 meditations.  Please help me spread the word! Tell all your friends about this website and please visit yourself. Let me know what you think! Thanks!

Speaking Engagements: I spoke to a group of Business Executives at Covenant Presbyterian in Charlotte last Tuesday a week ago, and later in the year at The Charleston Library Society, and the American Association of University Women. Details to follow soon. If you would like me to address your book club, organization or institution contact me at webb@webbhubbell.com.

When Men Betray Book CoverA Favor To Ask. After you read A Game of Inches and if you enjoyed it like so many who are saying “this one is the best of the three” please write a review on Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Powell’s, or Goodreads website even if all you do is award it five stars.

A second way to help is to drop by your local bookstore and suggest they carry all three of the award-winning Jack Patterson Thrillers: When Men BetrayGinger Snaps, and A Game of Inches.

Most importantly, tell your friends, your book club, and your business organization what many are writing — that it is a “must read” and “one of the top summer reads.”

Charitable Organizations. I donated twenty books to the Charlotte Library so promising Pages could read my book. If your organization is having a silent auction or needs a door prize please let me know. I heard this last week that the three book series autographed went for $300 at a silent auction. I always set aside a number of my books for charitable events.

Until my next post all the very best and don’t forget to order and then review A Game of InchesWebb

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January 27, 2017 3:35 pm

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