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Giving | [Bill Clinton]

Giving

Here, from Bill Clinton, is a call to action. Giving is an inspiring look at how each of us can change the world. First, it reveals the extraordinary and innovative efforts now being made by companies and organizations and by individuals to solve problems and save lives both "down the street and around the world". Then it urges us to seek out what each of us, "regardless of income, available time, age, and skills", can do to help.
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Here, from Bill Clinton, is a call to action. Giving is an inspiring look at how each of us can change the world. First, it reveals the extraordinary and innovative efforts now being made by companies, organizations, and individuals to solve problems and save lives both "down the street and around the world". Then it urges us to seek out what each of us ("regardless of income, available time, age, and skills") can do to help.

Bill Clinton shares his own experiences and those of other givers, representing a global flood tide of nongovernmental, nonprofit activity. These remarkable stories demonstrate that gifts of time, skills, things, and ideas are as important and effective as contributions of money.

Clinton writes about men and women who traded in their corporate careers and the fulfillment they now experience through giving. He writes about progressive companies going green, and about promoting fair wages and decent working conditions around the world. He outlines what we as individuals can do, the steps we can take, how much we should consider giving, and why our giving is so important.

Bill Clinton's own actions in his post-presidential years have had an enormous impact on the lives of millions. Through his foundation and his work in the aftermath of the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, he has become an international spokesperson and model for the power of giving.

"We all have the capacity to do great things," President Clinton says. "My hope is that the people and stories in this audiobook will lift spirits, touch hearts, and demonstrate that citizen activism and service can be a powerful agent of change in the world."

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©2007 William Jefferson Clinton; (P)2007 Random House

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  • Abubakar
    LondonUnited Kingdom
    11/4/10
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    "Inspiring... but a little monotonous at times..."

    A well written book, almost textbook like presenting a list and description of examples of giving world wide from all people. It covers everything from setting up college funds to AIDS medication in Africa to climate change. At times the book can come across as encyclopaedic. Bill Clinton though an excellent writer is not best suited to be the reader too.
    By the end of this book you will be inspired to either contact and give to one of the inspiring givers or set up a means to contribute in your own way.

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