WHO: Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
WHAT: A PATH APPEARS:
Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity
WHEN: Published by Knopf September 23, 2014
WHERE: Author tour to Austin, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC.
WHY: “A rallying call to action
and a voice for the power of volunteerism.
“Altruism: what inspires it, sustains it, and channels it in the most effective direction? Does it take a special breed of person to care deeply and give generously? Continuing their selflessly indefatigable brand of personal-issue journalism that opened the world’s eyes to the horrors of female repression and gender inequities in Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, the authors now address dozens of other domestic and international challenges, from violence in Chicago to water scarcity in the Congo, from lack of education in Ethiopia to teenage pregnancy in Tacoma.
“Their vibrant portraits of ordinary citizens who are motivated to effect real and dramatic change present a rallying call to action and a voice for the power of volunteerism. Each serves as an electrifying role model for doing good, whether it is the relatively simple act of writing a check or the more substantial commitment of uprooting one’s life for a chosen cause. In an arena where, sadly, cons and scams abound, the authors’ meticulous research into the most worthy charities gives welcome guidance on how and where to contribute securely and responsibly.
“This is a slow-go read in the most positive sense; it is hard not to constantly put down the book in order to further investigate the many exemplary causes that are profiled.”
—Carol Haggas, in a starred review in BOOKLIST
“Kristof and WuDunn’s commitment
and passion for substantial action is inspiring.
Heartening anecdotal sketches of both givers and receivers in the ‘charity industry’ are engaging and informative, and the authors hope to provoke serious thought about the role of charity in today’s world.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, a starred review
“The authors deliver a profound message that packs a wallop.”
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