Empathy: A Handbook for Revolution – Roman Krznaric and Edwin Rutsch

Roman Krznaric is a cultural thinker and writer on the art of living. He is a founding faculty member of The School of Life in London, which offers instruction and inspiration on the important questions of everyday life, and advises organisations including Oxfam and the United Nations on using empathy and conversation to create social change. He has been named by The Observer as one of Britain’s leading lifestyle philosophers. Roman is author of  Empathy: A Handbook for Revolution.


I believe that empathy – the imaginative

act of stepping into another person’s shoes

and viewing the world from their perspective

–  is a radical tool for social change

and should be a guiding light

for  the art of living.


From the book description; “Through encounters with actors, activists, groundbreaking designers, undercover journalists, nurses, bankers and neuroscientists, Krznaric defines a new breed of adventurer. He sets out the six life-enhancing habits of highly empathetic people, whose skills enable them to connect with others in extraordinary ways.

Empathy has the power to transform relationships, from the personal to the political. Krznaric contends that, as we move on from an age of introspection, empathy will be key to fundamental social change – making this book a manifesto for revolution.”