Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Hope...And The Hedgehog by Tom Vaughan

Join us for this tour from August 15 to September 2, 2022!

Book Details:

​Book TitleHope...And The Hedgehog by Tom Vaughan
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  100 pages
Publisher:  Choir Press 
Release date:  May 2022
Content Rating:  G. It has no swearwords or sex scenes.
Book Description:

Hope…. And The Hedgehog is a ‘pocketbook philosophy for the present age’, a digestible exploration of the meaning of life which aims to unpick the big questions most of us spend our lives avoiding: how did life begin, how does it end, and what happens to us after we die?

Is there life after death? Is there a higher power? Or, is life one big cosmic accident; a clash of particles and atoms and one big bang? Tom looks instead at the power of faith and spirituality which he separates from religion. While he does not attempt to present any definitive argument, he looks at all sides, gathering thoughts from history’s most influential philosophers and scientists.

He makes the proposition that, between only two possible explanations for the existence of life, there is a greater likelihood of the one over the other. He believes in the importance of opening up our minds and finding more of a sense of purpose and direction in life - a view that, as we look towards a post-lockdown future, will resonate with many people.

"I chose the book’s title Hope ... and the Hedgehog because hope is one of the principal drivers we resort to as human beings when confronted with a challenge to which there is no obvious solution. In the case of this book, that challenge is a very prickly issue: how we came into existence. It is an issue that we are all drawn to, but at the same time we do not want to handle or investigate too closely. Like the proverbial elephant in the room, we know that little hedgehog is there, we just prefer to leave it be – even if, in the end, there is no avoiding it."  - Tom Vaughan, May 2022. 

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Meet the Author:

Tom’s life has come full circle from his first career as co-founder of the successful chain of Juliana’s discotheques, which he started in the 60’s and grew to be the world’s largest entertainment group of its type at the time, with offices in London, New York, Singapore and Sidney. With no scientific, philosophical or theological training and few school qualifications but armed with heaps of life experience as an entrepreneur, Tom switches gear with his latest work Hope...And The Hedgehog to take on the role of ‘everyman philosopher’, creating a new book that makes people stop and think. 

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook

Tour Schedule:

​Aug 15 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Aug 16 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 17 –@bookswithstace - book review
Aug 22 – Books are a Blessing - book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 24 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
Aug 25 – Stephanie Jane - book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 26 – @just_another_mother_with_books - book review 
Aug 29 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Aug 29 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 30 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Aug 31 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Sep 1 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Sep 2 – Kam's Place – book review 

Enter the Giveaway: 

 HOPE...AND THE HEDGEHOG by Tom Vaughn Book Tour Giveaway


My Review: 

Tom Vaughan’s book, Hope . . . and the Hedgehog: Life? Death? And then what? Our personal quest..., was an intriguing and thought provoking book to read. It offers some new ways of thinking about questions many other readers often wonder or ask. I loved how there were quotes from those from the past that gave their own interpretations. I like that it was not overpowering on preachy topics and uses different diverse opinions and thoughts. It was one that offers hope that I have been seeking within myself for a while now. The book is quite short and so easily to read in just a few short hours and should be read again and again. This is one of those books that I will add to my very limited keeper shelf to keep on hand and reread in the near future to remind me what I have learned the first time around of reading it.

I am giving Hope . . . and the Hedgehog: Life? Death? And then what? Our personal quest... a very well deserved five plus stars. Readers who are looking for new perspectives on life and death. I would be interested in reading more like this by Tom Vaughan in the future. 

I received a paperback copy of Hope . . . and the Hedgehog: Life? Death? And then what? Our personal quest... from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

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