A More Just Future: Psychological Tools for Reckoning with Our Past and Driving Social Change


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Atria Books
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6.3 X 9.06 X 0.82 inches | 0.96 pounds

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About the Author

Dolly Chugh is a Harvard educated, award-winning social psychologist at the NYU Stern School of Business, where she is an expert researcher in the psychology of good people. In 2018, she delivered the popular TED Talk "How to let go of being a 'good' person and become a better person." She is the author of A More Just Future and The Person You Mean to Be. Find out more at DollyChugh.com.


"A vulnerable, compassionate, and pragmatic psychological guide to facing the darkest corners of America's past."--Kirkus Reviews
"Marked by its authenticity and sense of encouragement, this is a welcome look at how the average person can help fulfill America's promise."--Publishers Weekly
"If you too are feeling the call to be more brave, more active, and more just...then this is the book you've been looking for."--Michael Bungay Stanier, bestselling author of The Coaching Habit and How to Begin
"In the Japanese art of kintsugi, artisans take broken pottery and restore it by sealing the cracks with precious metals. In this instant classic, Chugh teaches us her version of that art to address our own fractured national history. Instead of ignoring cracks or discarding shards, she shows us how to restore the past in a way that makes the future feel all the more startling and precious. This book is required reading for all patriots who love their country enough to see its wounds--and heal them."--Kenji Yoshino, author of Covering and Say the Right Thing
"Dolly Chugh is the wisest and warmest of behavioral scientists. Let her show you how to unpack your own mistaken assumptions about our past so that our unconditional love for our nation can coexist with unflinching honesty. Patriotism need not be simplistic to be idealistic. This book is a welcome and urgent invitation to open our eyes to the past and become better ancestors today."--Angela Duckworth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grit
"Even as a student of this field, I found myself underlining and highlighting passages on every page. Dolly Chugh gets to the very heart of what is preventing progress and loosens those bonds gently and with deep humanity. This book is grounded in solid research and lived experience, but also in empathy. Absolutely everyone who reads it will find useful advice on how to be a better person."--Celeste Headlee, PBS host, award-winning journalist, and author of We Need to Talk and Speaking of Race
"This is the thoughtful and brilliant work we've all been waiting for that will help readers grapple with our legacy of systemic racism--both past and present. A More Just Future expertly provides readers with indispensable practical and evidence-based tools to overcome the psychological barriers that impede us from truly reckoning with injustice."--Uché Blackstock, MD, founder of Advancing Health Equity and Author of Legacy