The word “help” means many things to many people. Help is the first word in a want ad, it’s a promise made by John Kerry, it’s the name of a Beatle’s song. Why people help each other? That question is addressed by Vermont author Garret Keizer in a new book called “Help: The Original Human Dilemma.” The book offers a cultural and philosophical history of the subject.
“Help” is published by HarperSanFrancisco. Keizer will be appearing at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center on Saturday at 7 pm and at Misty Valley Books in Chester on Sunday at 2 pm.
(To hear Neal Charnoff’s interview with Keizer, click on the “Listen” icon.)