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Discussion Guides

One Book has created five guides for groups interested in discussing specific aspects of Nate Silver’s book. These guides are split up into five topic areas: Sports, Weather and Climate, Public Health and Safety, the Economy, and Politics. The guides explore real-world case studies of the book’s themes, as well as present questions to facilitate thinking more deeply about the topics and ideas Silver presents.

We have provided PowerPoint and PDF versions of each discussion guide for anyone in the community—including residence halls, residence colleges, and academic and professional departments—to use when leading discussion groups.

If you would like a One Book fellow to facilitate a discussion group for you, email us at or call us at 847-467-2294, and we will set up a date and time for your book group discussion.

Politics Discussion Guide PDF
Politics Discussion Guide PowerPoint

Economy Discussion Guide PDF
Economy Discussion Guide PowerPoint

Sports Discussion Guide PDF
Sports Discussion Guide PowerPoint

Public Health and Safety Discussion Guide PDF
Public Health and Safety Discussion Guide PowerPoint

Weather and Climate Change Discussion Guide PDF
Weather and Climate Change Discussion Guide PowerPoint