An Effort to Understand

Hearing One Another (and Ourselves) in a Nation Cracked in Half

David Murray

An Effort to Understand

Hearing One Another (and Ourselves) in a Nation Cracked in Half

David Murray

An insightful book packed with wonderful writing, practical advice, and hope for a better, kinder future.

— Jonathan Eig, author of Ali: A Life

David Murray is one of my favorite writers, and this book arrives not a moment too soon. Writing simply, directly, and with great kindness, Murray reminds us that the ways in which we communicate show us who we are. A worthy and reparative tool for these times.

— Phoebe Judge, host and co-creator of the podcasts Criminal, and This Is Love

Sharp, witty, and entertaining, An Effort to Understand is a fun — but equally instructive — read!

— Mike DeWine, Governor of Ohio

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