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I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening)
I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening): A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations | Sarah Stewart Holland, Beth A. Silvers
Two friends on opposite sides of the aisle provide a practical guide to grace-filled political conversation while challenging readers to put relationship before policy and understanding before argument. More than ever, politics seems driven by conflict and anger. People sitting together in pews every Sunday have started to feel like strangers, loved ones at the dinner table like enemies. Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers say there is a better way. As working moms on opposite ends of the political spectrum and hosts of a fast-growing politics podcast, Holland and Silvers have learned how to practice engaging conversation while disagreeing. In I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening), they share principles on how to give grace and be vulnerable when discussing issues that affect families, churches, the country, and the world. They provide practical tools to move past frustration and into productive dialogue, emphasizing that faith should inform the way people engage more than it does the outcome of that engagement. This urgently needed new book reveals how to talk about politics in a way that inspires rather than angers and that pays spiritual dividends far past election day.
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BookishJess
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OriginalCyn620 😊🙌🏼❤️ 1mo
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jamicuns
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Part 2 of my July 2019 book list. It was a pretty solid month as far as quality reads. School/work starts up in 2 weeks so my books read will decline quite a bit. It was great while it lasted.

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jamicuns
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Pickpick

This book is a must read in this political environment we live in. It does have Christian themes throughout but it wasn‘t dominate, in case you aren‘t interested in a religious book. I love the way these two authors approach civility and reasoning. If you want to be part of the solution to our divisive environment this is a great start.

jamicuns PS their podcast is fantastic, Pantsuit Politics. 2mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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I absolutely loved this especially as I begin really “tuning in” to the 2020 election. I think that Americans‘ current inability to converse with one another in a respectful and substantive matter is an absolute travesty. And I‘ve been guilty of it at times but I resolve to do better and to be better. Thank you so much Britt for bringing this to my attention. 4🌟

DivineDiana Sounds like this could help me! My current strategies are silence and avoidance. 😕 3mo
MicheleinPhilly @DivineDiana I‘ve definitely employed those methods for my own sanity at times. But I do feel a responsibility to engage. I‘m definitely going to check out their podcast. 3mo
DivineDiana Adding the podcast too! 🙂 3mo
Reviewsbylola Completely agree with you. I‘ll have to check this one out! 2mo
Suet624 Megan Rapinoe must have heard you. Today‘s speech reflected the same sentiments. 2mo
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Christine
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A fitting book to finish today. 🇺🇸 I loved the authors‘ focus on empathy and open-hearted listening. Good things could happen if more of us (self included!) put some of their tips into practice, such as being more curious, admitting our blindspots and assumptions, and embracing discomfort. Their perspective is Christian but not, IMO, exclusionary (they do get Bible-y, but mostly at the end of sections, so easy enough to skim/skip if desired).

britt_brooke So happy you liked this! I know I‘ve said it a million times, but I‘ve known Sarah since we were kids and it‘s just so fun to watch her success. The religious bits did not appeal to me, but the overall message was good. 3mo
Christine @britt_brooke Aww, yes, that must be so special to see her work being so widely appreciated! I had heard good things about their podcast in the past but never tried; now I will definitely check it out. Thanks for giving this book the attention it deserves on Litsy! The religious stuff doesn‘t resonate with me now either, but I did grow up in an evangelical situation, so it was really interesting to hear how they related their beliefs to (cont.) 3mo
Christine their differing positions on issues. And is helpful for me in terms of being more empathetic toward my many family and friends who have very different political leanings than I do. So thanks again for increasing the visibility of the book here! ❤️ 3mo
britt_brooke @Christine 🥰🥰🥰 3mo
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JoyBlue
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Mehso-so

Good:

—Several specific examples of how to talk about political disagreements

Not so good:

—Lots of generalizations about the need to treat each other with grace (true, but how many ways do we need to say it?)

—A fair amount of Christian perspective—not applicable to all audiences

Overall, not bad. I'm glad I own it (many thanks to @britt_brooke) and can refer back to it as I digest or need a refresher. I'll follow the authors.

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MicheleinPhilly
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SUPER SALE ALERT! $1.99 for Kindle.

I‘ve been dying to read this ever since @britt_brooke talked about it.

Ashley_Nicoletto I picked this one up yesterday! Super excited about it. 3mo
britt_brooke I‘m so happy you both grabbed it! 🤗🤗 It‘s a good read. @MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto 3mo
hermyknee Thanks for the heads up! I‘ve been wanting to read this one, too! 3mo
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Christine Ooh yay, thanks for sharing! (Also on my radar thanks to you, @britt_brooke !) 3mo
MicheleinPhilly @britt_brooke You should get a commission on sales! ☺️ 3mo
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LouBeth
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I'm taking advantage of this one rain free day to sit on my balcony and listen to my audiobook / guard my seedlings from the squirrels.

wen4blu I put chili pepper flakes on the dirt and it totally stopped the squirrels from digging up my plants! 4mo
LouBeth @wen4blu Thanks for the advice. I will have to try that. Right now I put plastic bottles over the small stuff when I'm not there. 4mo
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Chrissyreadit
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They are offering a skype session to any group who orders at least 25 books. Any chance there are 24 other people in the DC region who would be interested? (Im in WV an hour from DC for perspective).

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Daisey
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Pickpick

I listened to half of the #audiobook, one of the authors‘ recent podcasts, the rest of the book, and another podcast. I appreciated the discussion of how to treat others with respect and understanding while delving deeper into contentious topics. It‘s a breath of fresh air amongst so much anger. Yet, the best aspect of the book may have been to introduce me to the podcast where they actually discuss issues in this manner.

#nonfiction #politics

Amandajoy This is one of my favorite podcasts. More people should be listening to it. 5mo
Kangaj1 I listen to this every week! Still need to read the book... 5mo
Daisey @Amandajoy @Kangaj1 I‘m not sure I agree that they represent opposite sides as much as they claim, but I do think it‘s more balanced than most and definitely more respectful. I can actually see myself starting to listen to it regularly. 5mo
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MelissaSue81
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Pickpick

So parts of this I thought were overly simplified (we totally disagree on this issue but we both agree this part is crappy). And I was confused why the Bible and religion had to play such a huge part but they bring up some really excellent points. As someone who is charged with teaching information literacy and critical thinking I think I do a poor job sometimes at informing myself of multiple sides of an issue. I need to do better.

Cinfhen Cool catch!! Missed the latte on first glance 😁 (edited) 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review—I‘ve been wondering about this book. And 👊🏻 for the prompt completion! 6mo
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Amandajoy
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Pickpick

Have you read this yet? Because you totally should. A refreshing antidote to all the partisan political books out there right now. #keepitnuanced

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JoyBlue
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@britt_brooke went above and beyond with her most excellent giveaway! I was excited enough to win a signed copy of this book already on my TBR. Then, it arrive gift-wrapped—such luxury! Finally, I learned that Brittany and Sarah have been friends since elementary school. Thanks a million for this excellent gift. I'm really looking forward to digging in. 😍

britt_brooke You are too kind! 🤗 Hope you enjoy! 6mo
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JackOBotts
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#HappyMail to kick off the weekend, thanks to @britt_brooke and the #ImListeningGiveaway! Thank you! Looking forward to reading and sharing this book with others! 🤗

britt_brooke So happy it arrived! Hope you enjoy! 🤗 6mo
BekahPat That is so cool! Congratulations! 6mo
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Nebklvr
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Pickpick

I really enjoy the podcast “Pantsuit Politics” hosted by these two women, one from the left and one from the right. It is a very thought provoking book. You will get substantially more from the experience if you participate in the chapter challenges. I believe they chose to write in third person to show unity even as they disagree politically; however, it does lead to a distancing of the authors from the reader.

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Bless you.

KathyWheeler I don‘t understand the “let them die” mentality — I really don‘t. 7mo
Nebklvr @KathyWheeler compassion is a dirty word 7mo
KathyWheeler @Nebklvr Apparently. 😞 7mo
Nebklvr @KathyWheeler It makes a difference if it is someone you know. It shouldn‘t but until a person experiences it, sometimes they just don‘t get it. Also, death takes a toll on the first responders too. 7mo
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britt_brooke
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Hooray @JackOBotts and @JoyBlue - you‘ve both won the #ImListeningGiveaway ! Please send your mailing information to brittany.seibert@gmail.com and I will get these out by week‘s end.

💙❤️ Thanks a bunch to all who entered! ❤️💙

JackOBotts I‘m so excited! Thank you! 🤗 7mo
britt_brooke @JackOBotts 🤗🤗🤗 I hope you enjoy! I got your email. Thanks! 😙 7mo
JoyBlue Thanks so much! I‘m excited! 💙💙💙 7mo
britt_brooke @JoyBlue 🤗🤗🤗 Got your email - thanks! Hope you enjoy! 7mo
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EmilyM
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#ImListeningGiveaway @britt_brooke Thanks for the opportunity to win! I teach a high school class on rhetoric and we are always talking about the importance of getting outside of our echo chambers so we can listen to other points of view...this looks like it would be a great addition for my class library!

britt_brooke That‘s awesome! It‘s a good read. Thanks so much for entering! 🤞🏻 7mo
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JamieArc
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Like many of you, my politics are quite different from many in my family, and because they are based on my values, I have some pretty strong feelings. My husband also works in the political sector for a non-profit (human rights campaign), so as election seasons come up, there is almost no getting around these conversations. So this book is a must-read for me 😂😂 #ImListeningGiveaway

britt_brooke It‘s a good read! Thanks for entering. 🤞🏻 7mo
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Djspens
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I would love to win this! Thanks for the opportunity to win #imlisteninggiveaway @britt_brooke I would love to understand why most of my family thinks the way they do 😂🤯

britt_brooke 😆 I‘m right there with you. This is a good read. Thanks for entering! 🤞🏻 7mo
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AmberWB
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This book sounds so interesting! Thanks @britt_brooke for hosting this giveaway!
#Imlisteninggiveaway

britt_brooke Thanks for entering! 🤞🏻 7mo
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britt_brooke
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💥💥💥 GIVEAWAY REMINDER 💥💥💥

Today is the last day to enter to win a signed copy of this book. Two copies available!

TO ENTER:

➡️ Repost this photo (or the one from original post)
➡️ use the hashtag #ImListeningGiveaway and tag me @britt_brooke
➡️ enter through TODAY, February 24; two winners will be announced tomorrow
➡️ open to all

EmilyM Weird question: How do I repost this? 7mo
britt_brooke @EmilyM Not weird at all! 😄 It‘s a clunky process. Take a screen shot of my post then make a new post using the screen shot (cropped down), hashtag, and tag me, too. 7mo
EmilyM @britt_brooke thanks! 7mo
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LitDrivenGirl
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@britt_brooke is hosting a giveaway for a chance to win a signed copy of 'I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening)'. Head over to her page to checkout how to enter to win!!! #ImListeningGiveaway Thank you @britt_brooke!

I haven't read this yet, but I'm ready to ❤!

britt_brooke Thanks so much for entering! It‘s a good read. 💚 7mo
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BookishClaire
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I would love a copy of this! Thanks @britt_brooke #ImListeningGiveaway

britt_brooke Thanks for entering! 🤞🏻 7mo
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JackOBotts
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What an awesome #ImListeningGiveaway from @britt_brooke - this is a key addition to my #TBR. Thank you! Good luck to all other entrants! 🤞🏼

britt_brooke Thanks a bunch for entering!! 🤞🏻 7mo
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Chrissyreadit
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#Imlisteninggiveaway
@britt_brooke thanks for this giveaway! I would be so excited if I won!!! And I need help communicating across the divide....

britt_brooke Thanks for entering! 🤞🏻 7mo
Santhoshthomas Congrats 7mo
Chrissyreadit @Santhoshthomas the contest is still open! Check out @britt_brooke s page for details. 7mo
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Santhoshthomas @Chrissyreadit i am from kerala india how can i participate in the contest 7mo
Chrissyreadit @Santhoshthomas click on Britt_brookes name above, look at the info in her post. Share the picture and hashtag by tomorrow. 7mo
britt_brooke @Santhoshthomas As long as I can mail it to you, you can participate. 😄 It‘s open internationally. I‘ll tag you in the original post so you can see the instructions. 7mo
Santhoshthomas @britt_brooke thanks. My e-mail id. santhoshttacs@gmail.com 7mo
britt_brooke @Santhoshthomas I‘ll add you to the list of people interested. I‘ll randomly choose two winners on January 25. Good luck! 7mo
britt_brooke @Santhoshthomas Most welcome. 👍🏻 7mo
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Kalalalatja
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Coming from a family with very different opinions on how to be a human in the modern world, I think this will come in very handy! #ImListeningGiveaway

Crossing my fingers @britt_brooke 🤞🤞

britt_brooke Thanks so much for entering! 🤞🏻 7mo
britt_brooke My family is the same way, though I‘m usually the odd one out. I‘m extremely close to snoozing my dad on Facebook. 😬 7mo
Tamra Hmmm, this might be required reading..... 7mo
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TrishB @britt_brooke I have a lot of my family on non follow on fb so I don‘t have to see what they post unless I choose! 7mo
britt_brooke @TrishB I‘ve snoozed many extended family members, but I keep holding out on my dad .... but it‘s coming. 😆 7mo
britt_brooke @Tamra It‘s a good read! I‘ve known Sarah for many years and it‘s so exciting to see her as a published author. (edited) 7mo
MicheleinPhilly @britt_brooke @trishb I think we all have at LEAST a few of those. 7mo
britt_brooke @MicheleinPhilly For sure. 😬 7mo
Kalalalatja @TrishB @britt_brooke @MicheleinPhilly I really should use that unfollow button more, instead of just scrolling past the stupidity! 7mo
TrishB @Kalalalatja they never know! And if they say anything I just say I must have missed that 😁 keeps us all content. 7mo
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly good to hear 😁 7mo
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Stephaniereads1
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I‘m not gonna lie I‘m a political/history nerd. I‘m either reading or watching msnbc.
Thanks for the Chance.
#imlisteninggiveaway
@britt_brooke

britt_brooke Thanks so much for entering! 🤞🏻 7mo
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BarbaraJean
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Thank you to @britt_brooke for doing this giveaway! I‘m pretty sure you put this book on my radar originally, and I‘d love to win a copy. 😊 #ImListeningGiveaway

britt_brooke Yep! 😄 I‘ve posted about it a few times because I went to school with Sarah for many years. Very cool to see a classmate published. Thanks for entering! 🤞🏻 7mo
rather_be_reading i just got this on #netgalley ! 7mo
britt_brooke @rather_be_reading Hope you enjoy! I requested it from NetGalley a few months ago and they didn‘t approve me until a couple of days ago .... after I had already bought and read it myself. I think someone dropped the ball! 😬 7mo
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JoyBlue
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This is high on my TBR.

Thanks for offering the #ImListeningGiveaway, @britt_brooke

britt_brooke It‘s a good read! Thanks for entering! 🤞🏻 7mo
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hermyknee
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Thank you so much for the chance to win this book @britt_brooke 💙♥️💙

#ImListeningGiveaway

britt_brooke Thanks for entering! 🤞🏻 7mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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Thanks @britt_brooke for the chance to win in your #ImListeningGiveaway! 🎉

britt_brooke Thanks for entering! 🤞🏻 7mo
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MaureenMc
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I could definitely use some more nuance. Thanks for the opportunity!

#ImListeningGiveaway

britt_brooke Yes!! Thanks for entering. 🤞🏻 7mo
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Nebklvr
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Starting this. Hoping to have nuanced conversations in the future.

LitDrivenGirl This sounds like a book I need to read and then promptly gift to every member of my extended family. 7mo
Nebklvr @LitDrivenGirl Good luck 7mo
Cinfhen The awesome @britt_brooke is hosting a #giveaway for this book @LitDrivenGirl check out her page for all the details 🍀🍀🍀 7mo
LitDrivenGirl @Cinfhen thanks 😊 7mo
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Hooked_on_books
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Thanks, @britt_brooke ! What a lovely giveaway. Books like this are so important in our deeply divided country and world. I‘d love to read it.

#ImListeningGiveaway

Cinfhen What a lovely idea!! 7mo
britt_brooke Thanks for entering! 🤞🏻 7mo
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JenReadsAlot
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@britt_brooke thanks for this awesome giveaway! Sounds like a book I could use since most of my coworkers and I completely disagree on politics!
#imlisteningGiveaway

britt_brooke Thanks so much for everting! 🤞🏻 7mo
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Kayla.Adriena
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#ImListeningGiveaway @britt_brooke
Thanks for the opportunity!

britt_brooke Thanks for entering! 🤞🏻 7mo
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OrangeMooseReads
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The wonderful @britt_brooke is having a giveaway (check her page for details) #ImListeningGiveaway

wordzie 😎 7mo
britt_brooke 🥰 Thanks for entering! 🤞🏻 7mo
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fandom_hellspawn99
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Even if I don't win, I still think I want to find a way to read this. Because maybe we all need to calm down just a bit and listen to each other. ◡( ╹◡╹ )◡

#ImListeningGiveaway @britt_brooke

britt_brooke It‘s a good read. Thanks for entering! 🤞🏻 7mo
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bookandbedandtea
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One of the things that concerns me most about our country is how no one seems to listen anymore. Unless what you're saying reinforces what the listener already believes, that is. I'm already planning to read this so thanks @britt_brooke for the chance to win it.
#ImListeningGiveaway

britt_brooke Thanks for entering! 🤞🏻 7mo
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Wannabe_Quijote
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Awesome #giveaway...and the first I‘ve tried for. This book is definitely something I could use! Thanks, @britt_brooke

#Imlisteninggiveaway

britt_brooke Thanks for entering! 🤞🏻 7mo
Wannabe_Quijote @britt_brooke 🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽 7mo
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BornReadChicago
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Awesome giveaway from @britt_brooke 🎉 I‘ve been meaning to read this one because I love the Pantsuit Politics Podcast ❤️ #imlisteninggiveaway

britt_brooke Thanks so much for entering! 🤞🏻 7mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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I think that our current inability to converse with one another in a civil, respectful manner is a tragedy. Let‘s all resolve to do better and to BE better.

Thanks for the opportunity @britt_brooke ! This is so kind of you.

#ImListeningGiveaway

britt_brooke Thanks so much for entering! 🤞🏻 7mo
Reviewsbylola I completely agree. ♥️ 7mo
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SW-T
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#ImListeningGiveaway @britt_brooke

If you‘re interested in a signed copy of the tagged book, see @britt_brooke post for details. You can enter until Sunday, February 24. Good luck!

britt_brooke Thanks for entering! 🤞🏻 7mo
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DivineDiana
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My husband and I are polar opposites in our political thinking. Not easy! Maybe this book can help?!? Thank you for this opportunity!
#ImListeningGiveaway

Susanita I feel your pain. 7mo
britt_brooke 😆 Thanks for entering! 🤞🏻 7mo
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wanderinglynn
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What an awesome giveaway! This book is on my TBR. Thanks @britt_brooke for the opportunity to win a signed copy! 😀 #ImListeningGiveaway

See her original post for details.

britt_brooke Thanks for entering! 🤞🏻 7mo
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britt_brooke
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💥💥💥 GIVEAWAY 💥💥💥

Who wants a signed copy of Sarah‘s & Beth‘s book?? I purchased two extra copies and had them signed with a Litsy giveaway in mind.

TO ENTER:

➡️ Repost this photo
➡️ use the hashtag #ImListeningGiveaway and tag me @britt_brooke
➡️ enter through Sunday, February 24; two winners will be announced the next day
➡️ open to all

Kalalalatja How awesome! 🙌🙌 7mo
SW-T Awesome! Very nice of you 🙂 7mo
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britt_brooke @SW-T 🤗 7mo
LeahBergen What a lovely giveaway! 7mo
AmyG I just saw them on TV! 7mo
britt_brooke @AmyG So cool! 7mo
Reviewsbylola That‘s so generous. ♥️ 7mo
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Tonight, I went to the live taping of the Mike Huckabee show (not normally my cup of tea, but I live super close to the studio), because I knew Sarah and Beth would be on talking about their book. As I‘ve mentioned, I‘ve known Sarah for many years. It was so fun seeing her afterward and meeting Beth. They were gracious and signed my books as well. Super happy for them!

Chrissyreadit Fun! I love their podcast. 7mo
britt_brooke @Chrissyreadit 💚 They did such a great job tonight. It was their very first tv appearance. 7mo
RebL Are you an Arkansawyer? 7mo
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britt_brooke @RebL Nope, his show is located in the Nashville area. 😊 7mo
RebL TN is a fine place too. 😉 7mo
Cathythoughts Lovely pic 👍🏻♥️ 7mo
britt_brooke @RebL 💚💚💚 7mo
mdhughes72 Great photo!! 7mo
Reviewsbylola Amazing! 7mo
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