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ideas are inspired by alternative rock artists of the 80s For me, reading this book was a blast in the past I enjoyed the interviews with artists and the references to various live shows However, if you re not familiar with Sonic Youth, Fishbone, Sisters of Mercy and other bands of that ilk and era, you may bedisoriented than enlightened Note this book was provided free by the publisher This review is strictly my own We live in an environment that is ever politicized, polarized and fragmenting It is an environment in which people retreat from one another and circle the wagons with like minded folk, preferring to exist in the comfort of echo chambers, rather than engage openly and honestly with the seeming dissonance so as to build a better society for all.As Weitzner says in the introduction to Fifteen Paths Looking at current realities, we ve become excellent at broadcasting, but receiving has perhaps We live in an environment that is ever politicized, polarized and fragmenting It is an environment in which people retreat from one another and circle the wagons with like minded folk, preferring to exist in the comfort of echo chambers, rather than engage openly and honestly with the seeming dissonance so as to build a better society for all.As Weitzner says in the introduction to Fifteen Paths Looking at current realities, we ve become excellent at broadcasting, but receiving has perhaps become a lost skill Take a look at any social media and you ll understand how perfectly the above sums up our current social malaise.Fifteen Paths is a fascinating and provoking read, using conversations with iconic artists from musicians to clowns and shamans to provide a radical approach to re discovering the path to wisdom Weitzner demonstrates that if we use our creative, imaginative skills, rather than arguing into the void, we can connect and converse in a healthy and productive manner Fifteen Paths is a timely book that sharply considers what is going wrong with our society on both extremes of the divide and provides hope for a way forward.This is a must read for anyone who has wondered how we ve strayed so far and what we must do to, as individuals and as a society, to re connect I read this book with increasing pleasure, at times identifying so completely with some of the thoughts expressed by the people David Weitzner interviewed that it left me wantingA real page turner this is a book written in the form of interviews The author, a huge fan of art in the form of everything that comprises art music, lyrics, poetry, writing has taken us through a circuitous route which becomes easy to navigate as we go on this journey with him In this age of uncertainty, es I read this book with increasing pleasure, at times identifying so completely with some of the thoughts expressed by the people David Weitzner interviewed that it left me wantingA real page turner this is a book written in the form of interviews The author, a huge fan of art in the form of everything that comprises art music, lyrics, poetry, writing has taken us through a circuitous route which becomes easy to navigate as we go on this journey with him In this age of uncertainty, especially during the Trump era, he demonstrates through his interviews of each personality and their personal history, how we not only can survive but grow strong and secure Technology has taken over a good portion of our lives, yet, there is hope To grow in community, seek out our elders, change the way we listen to name just a few of the list of lessons learned in this gem of a book.Thank you, ECW Press for a copy of FIFTEEN PATHS in exchange for a review I would have read it even if I had not received a free copy