Course Summary

Anti-Hustle Book Club

Weekly Book Discussion & Group Coaching

Wednesdays at 7 pm CST

Bravery is doing things differently. Our Anti-Hustle book circle is for anyone who wants to unpack all the "productivity baggage" and learn a new way of working, a new way to create, a new way of connecting. We discuss rest, recoup, resilience, and how to reboot sustainably!

Our Next Book:

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy 

by Jenny Odell (artist, writer & teacher at Stanford)

  • March 17th - Introduction: Surviving Usefulness
  • March 24th - Chapter 1: The Case for Nothing
  • March 31st - Chapter 2: The Impossibility of Retreat
  • April 7th - Chapter 3: Anatomy of a Refusal
  • April 14th - Chapter 4: Exercises in Attention
  • April 21st - Chapter 5: Ecology of Strangers
  • April 28th - Chapter 6: Restoring the Grounds for Thought
  • May 5th - Conclusion: Manifest Dismantling

More About Our Group

Martyrdom and hustling are overrated. Why? Capitalism, trauma, and toxic gender roles are so deeply ingrained in our way of being, that we are all too willing to work ourselves to the bone, often literally. 

  • We believe there is a different way.
  • We believe that ease and flow are the ultimate forms of compassion, activism, and resistance.
  • We believe that bravely making this world a better place begins from a place of camaraderie and sustainability. 
  • We do this so we can be laser-focused on the issues that need our full attention and creative passions. 

Facilitated by Emily Ann Peterson and using concepts from her book, Bare Naked Bravery, members of this book circle get to read and discuss books, articles, or other media pieces. The goal is to gather to nourish, guide, and rejuvenate our brave resistance to a world that demands more from us every day. 


Our meetings are weekly on Wednesdays at 7 pm Central via Zoom. Meetings are between 60-90 minutes long. Replays are available to those who cannot attend live. Ongoing support and discussion are available in a dedicated area of The School of Bravery's Slack group.

Book Pacing

We typically go through each book one chapter each week. (Super manageable!) We prefer that you show up to the group meeting, even if you haven't read the chapter that week. No shame! When a book is finished, we vote on our next book and typically take 1-2 weeks off between each book.

How to Join Us

Three Membership Options: Commitment is on a monthly basis

VIP: $397/month book circle, masterclasses & weekly coaching

CORE: $197/month book circle, masterclasses & monthly coaching

CLUB: $67/month  book circle only

General Info

Important Links & Homework
Your 1-on-1 Welcome Call!

Burnout - Nagoski & Nagoski

ABBC - Burnout Intro

How to Do Nothing - Jenny Odell

AHBC - How to Do Nothing Intro