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Thirst

A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World
Narrated by: Scott Harrison
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
5 out of 5 stars (671 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A New York Times best seller

An inspiring personal story of redemption, second chances, and the transformative power within us all, from the founder and CEO of the nonprofit charity: water. 

At 28 years old, Scott Harrison had it all. A top nightclub promoter in New York City, his life was an endless cycle of drugs, booze, models - repeat. But 10 years in, desperately unhappy and morally bankrupt, he asked himself, "What would the exact opposite of my life look like?" Walking away from everything, Harrison spent the next 16 months on a hospital ship in West Africa and discovered his true calling. In 2006, with no money and less than no experience, Harrison founded charity: water. Today, his organization has raised more than $300 million to bring clean drinking water to more than 8.2 million people around the globe. 

In Thirst, Harrison recounts the twists and turns that built charity: water into one of the most trusted and admired nonprofits in the world. Renowned for its 100 percent donation model, bold storytelling, imaginative branding, and radical commitment to transparency, charity: water has disrupted how social entrepreneurs work while inspiring millions of people to join its mission of bringing clean water to everyone on the planet within our lifetime. 

In the tradition of such best-selling books as Shoe Dog and Mountains Beyond Mountains, Thirst is a riveting account of how to build a better charity, a better business, a better life - and a gritty tale that proves it’s never too late to make a change. 

The author will donate 100 percent of his net proceeds from Thirst to fund charity: water projects around the world.  

©2018 Scott Harrison (P)2018 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

Thirst is a story about all of us. In sharing his own remarkable journey, Scott shows us how to find the extraordinary in the ordinary, how to find hope in despair, and how simple acts of generosity can transform everything from what we believe about ourselves to how we connect with each other. In the end, Thirst is about what matters most. Love.” (Brené Brown, PhD, author of the number-one New York Times best-seller Braving the Wilderness)   

“This book does for the soul what water does for a parched throat. Scott Harrison shares his extraordinary transformation from party animal into the visionary leader of one of the world’s most creative and crucial charities. His story will inspire you to think bigger, feel deeper, and give more.” (Adam Grant, New York Times best-selling author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg)    

“Scott Harrison's Thirst is a hope-filled book about finding your purpose in life and pursuing it against all odds. From the many unbelievable stories Harrison shares from the field, to the moments when charity: water’s survival was in question, this book will inspire you to believe that you are more than the obstacles life has put in your path, and the world is more generous than it often seems.” (Arianna Huffington, founder of HuffPost, founder and CEO of Thrive Global)    

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Inspiring!

I listened to this book during every free minute I could, including sneaking outside next to my garbage can while my teenagers had 7 school friends over! “I loved it” wouldn’t be strong enough... I’m sad it’s over. Scott is a gifted leader and has blessed the lives of God’s children in such an immeasurable way... I’m so proud I joined The Spring last May and I only wish I had enough to attend the Charity Ball.. what an amazing experience. I’m looking forward with Hope and excitement for the future work of this great charity.

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The hope & encouragement I needed!

Last year, I found myself in a very dark place. I made the difficult decision to exit the social impact business I had founded, lived, and breathed for nearly 10 years. I have since been praying for a sign that God isn’t finished with my life yet & this book was exactly that. It could not have come at a better time. This book has truly changed my life. Thank you, Scott for sharing your story & the story of many others so perfectly! Can’t wait to go home & join the Spring!!

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Reads like a novel

It was hard to step away from. Beautiful story told - of both Scott and the people he impacted along the way.

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Incredible Story

I could not stop listening!!!! I was so drawn in and completely inspired by the lives that were forever changed.

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Wonderful approach to giving

I loved this book! So much information and such a different look at how to help others plus the incredible water challenges so many face.
I love his outside the box thinking and how honestly he talked about his journey.
I think it would be an excellent book to add to school curriculum for all the discussions it would provoke about personal decisions and global needs and situations

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SPEECHLESS!!!❤❤❤

I've read hundreds of books, but non has touched me as much as this one! Scott Harrison does a phenomenal job reading his book with utmost transparency, vulnerability, empathy, and conviction that enables the readers to re-live and feel the stories he's telling. I have forever been changed by reading this book! Thank you Scott for being the change we want to see in the world! I will join you in doing my part. God bless you!!!

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I have no words at the moment....

I'm just sitting here in awe of this amazing story. definitely life changing. thank you. please read

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Must Listen

Another important book in our times of greed and selfishness. This book was a page turner for me, and I found myself truly jealous of all that this amazing man, his wife and all involved have done. Halfway through the book I wanted to get on an airplane and go help find water or dig a well. This is the kind of inspiration and motivation we need in our world today. Thank you to Charity Water.

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Compelling, Inspiring & URGENT

I have watched many charity: water videos, heard many stories from Scott over the years, and have been to Ethiopia with him and the team - but this book felt like something completely new. I broke down in tears several times - in joy, in sadness, and in some other overwhelmed emotional condition I can’t even describe. Scott is an amazing story teller and he gives deep insight into deeply complex situations.

Scott’s call to action at the end is still ringing in my ears...

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Loved every minute!

Such an inspiring story! I laughed, I cried, enjoyed everything about it. Cant wait to follow Scott and Charity Water and see what the future holds for them!

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  • Trevor Gately
  • 03-07-19

For such a time as this!

Really great book, powerful story, one guy on a mission. Inspired. Will change your life if you let it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-18-19

A must read

Captivating, inspiring, transformative, engaging and enlightening. Highly recommend this book to anyone who is reading this comment

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-12-19

Just Wow.

Loved this book. Great story with a powerful meaning and message. It amazes me how so many people are still living without clean water but Scott Harrison and his team are helping change that.