As people become more polarized and listen only to people and press that they agree with we need more and more to talk with each other. Celeste Headlee has suggested some simple procedures that make conversations between people who have different ideas and beliefs both possible and beneficial. "We Need to Talk" is straight forward and easy to read. She has included lots to research to make her points - like the information about why we think we are multi-tasking even though brain research shows that we can't. I am shocked that my attention span is less than a goldfish and frightened that our ability to empathize has dropped by 40%. This information helps us understand why having a conversation is hard and why we need to have many more. Personally, I believe our lives and our world would be significantly better if we learn and practice conversations as she suggests.