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Be the Change!: Change the World. Change Yourself.

Be the Change!: Change the World. Change Yourself.

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Edited by Michelle Nunn, By (photographer) David Hume Kennerly, Foreword by Tom Brokaw, Foreword by George H W Bush

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  • Publisher: West Hills Press
  • Format: Paperback | 324 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 177mm x 21mm | 426g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Atlanta
  • ISBN 10: 1933512008
  • ISBN 13: 9781933512006
  • Illustrations note: illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,220,258

Product description

"Be the Change" celebrates the personal transformations of men and women who, by working to change the world, changed themselves. Featuring interviews with over 1,000 volunteers, from everyday people to business and community leaders to celebrities, the book combines hands-on advice on ways to get involved with enlightening real-life stories from those who did. Inspirational yet practical, it's the perfect companion for readers who want to stop daydreaming about a more fulfilling life and a better world and take action to do so. Includes forewords by President George H. W. Bush and Tom Brokaw

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Michelle Nunn, Co-Founder and CEO of the Hands On Network, is the editor of BE THE CHANGE. Michelle graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia in 1989 with a major in history and a minor in religion. She has studied at Oxford University and in India. Michelle was a Kellogg National Fellow through which she explored the connection of spirituality, social action and leadership in countries ranging from Israel to Namibia. She completed her Master's Degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Michelle has been part of the Hands On Network movement through her fourteen-year leadership of Hands On Atlanta from a grassroots startup in 1989 to one of the nation's largest community-based volunteer organizations. Michelle was appointed and currently sits on the President's Council on Service and Civic Engagement. Hands On Network, a growing network of more than one million volunteers, creates and manages nearly 50,000 projects a year, from building wheelchair ramps in San Francisco to teaching reading in Atlanta, to rebuilding homes and lives in the Gulf coast communities.

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"You're never too young, you're never too old. The book is a great road map and blue print on how to get started if you really want to do something."--Al Roker, "The Today Show" "A great book filled with great ideas! . . . The stories that follow remind us of the small ways that we can realize our power and the responsibility that each of us bears for all our actions, small and large . . . Read on to be challenged by some new things that you have (haven't?) thought of doing, and be reminded of some things that you know you should do. Rediscover the power you hold each day to change the world and change yourself. There's no reason to wait."--"Positive Parenting" "It's a gift that can be given for the holidays or as a jump-start to a New Year's resolution. . . . Michelle Nunn has gathered the real-life stories of everyday citizens, celebrities and high-profile leaders who find meaning or have transformed their lives through volunteering."--"Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" "THIS IS A BOOK THAT COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Read the stories of people who reached out to help somebody else and discovered they were their own ultimate beneficiary. It's almost magic, and It could happen to everyone. Go!"--Jim Lehrer, Executive Editor and Anchor, PBS NewsHour "Civic involvement is an enriching joy, as the people in this book make clear. It's also what makes America so great. "Be the Change!" provides practical advice and awesome tales that could change your life. This is a wonderful and inspiring book."--Walter Isaacson, author of "Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, " and "Einstein: His Life and Universe" "[A] unique publication . . . a great inspiration for all to own a part in making our world a better place. . . .What better way to celebrate the holiday season than to give a gift of inspiration."--America's Promise -- The Alliance for Youth "Civic-minded teens wanting to volunteer need look no further th