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MIT Reads is an all-MIT reading experience that aims to build community and foster understanding. Events and discussions are open to the entire MIT community.


nullFall 2022 book selection — Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World

We are proud to announce our fall selection, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World by the 21st United States General Surgeon, Dr. Vivek Murthy.

Together explores the effects of loneliness on our health and the importance of human connection and community to the health of our society.

In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Vivek Murthy makes a case for loneliness as the root cause and (or?) contributor to many of the epidemics sweeping the world today. Using a public health framework, he provides a powerful and convincing argument for why we can and must build a more connected world.

Dr. Vivek Murthy serves as the 21st Surgeon General of the United States and Vice Admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. As the nation’s doctor, he has brought attention to critical health issues such as the opioid epidemic, e-cigarettes, and emotional health and wellbeing. In particular his work has focused on chronic stress and isolation as prevalent problems with profound implications for health, productivity, and happiness.

This book was selected in partnership with the Health Promotion Working Group and the Division of Student Life’s DSL Reads program (a SEAbord initiative)

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