As human beings, we look for common experiences and want to share our experiences—that’s what writing is all about. You tell someone a story and they try to relate that to their own lives—there's a communal experience. We're trying to puzzle out the meaning of the world around us—that’s what the humanities is all about.
Author of The Art of Racing in the Rain, a New York Times bestseller
- Edward J. Sexton Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Founding Director, The Center for Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights, Claremont McKenna College
Current and Past Civic Involvement:
- Federation of State Humanities Councils
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- California Council for the Humanities
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