Two Brothers, Two Books, Two Great Reads: Cliff and Clyde Hakim

2 Brothers, 2 Books, 2 Great Reads
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 at 5:30pm. Masks required.
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Walk in My Shoes: The Path to Empathy and Compassion by Cliff Hakim

Author Cliff Hakim...
Why have we retreated from our neighbors, putting up psychological and physical walls? ​The best way for me to answer this was to go out and search for individuals who have learned how to walk in other people’s shoes.

I interviewed both ordinary people who are proof that we do still care for one another and have the will to make things better, that empathy and compassion are the glue of American society, that kindness is a pillar of strength. Then I explored the importance of compassionate leadership — people who can help us bring this quality to our larger organizations and institutions. For each person I interviewed, I drew his or her favorite shoe.

I ended up with 33 walk storyteller stories with shoes, each of which I briefly introduce. This became my book. Visit to find out more!

Anything for Bananas by Nora Antoun Hakim, produced for publication by Clyde Hakim

Clyde Hakim brought his mother Nora Antoun Hakim's children's story to publication after her death in 2011. Join Benjie on his ocean cruise journey to Brazil and learn about the magical things that happen! Will Benjie get his fondest wish?

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Read about the story behind the book in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette.

Event date: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
372 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602