50 States of Mind: A Journey to Rediscover American Democracy
About This Event
Join us on Tuesday, July 25 at 6:30 pm at the new Greenfield Public Library for a discussion with Ryan Bernsten, author of 50 States of Mind: A Journey to Rediscover American Democracy, which offers a fresh perspective on U.S. politics.
Bernsten undertook a 23,000-mile journey through all 50 states of his home country to answer the question: Is America as divided as it seems? 50 States of Mind: A Journey to Rediscover American Democracy is a work of travel nonfiction in the style of Alexis de Tocqueville that takes readers on a long and winding journey through all 50 states to explore the complexities of today’s America.
Leading with the desire to listen and overcome preconceived notions, 50 States of Mind asks how to infuse humanity and nuance back into political conversations to keep democracy strong.
Ultimately offering a hopeful vision for the future of America, 50 States of Mind is a must-read for anyone interested in better understanding the complexities of American democracy.
Ryan Bernsten is a graduate of the University of Oxford’s Creative Writing Master’s program and has written for The Oxford Political Review, USA Today, The Infatuation, The Oxymoron, and The Trevor Project where he currently serves as senior managing editor. He moved to Kansas City after falling in love with the town on his journey to all 50 states.
This program, generously sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library is free and open to the public.