One of the most unique programs that UC Berkeley has for its incoming and returning students is the “On The Same Page” reading program. All incoming students get a copy of the selected book, and all returning students, professors, and affiliated staff are encouraged to read it, too. This year, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale made it from the shelves and the screen to the hands of Berkeley students. Even more exciting, though, is that Margaret Atwood herself is talking on campus today, August 23rd, about her work.
If you haven’t read The Handmaid’s Tale yet, you should stop reading this blog post and go get the book from the library. Immediately. 🙂