A Beginner's Guide to Changing the World

A Beginner's Guide to Changing the World

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Tired of being an armchair activist, Isabel Losada decides to take matters into her own hands. From the streets of London to the temples of Dharamsala, in this adventure, Isabel falls in love with a monk, impersonates a member of the Chinese army, starts an activist organization, breaks the law, puts lives at risk (including her own), and appears on the news around the world. In the end, she meets the Dalai Lama to ask him the crucial question, "Can one person make a difference?"
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Product details

  • Paperback | 371 pages
  • 132.1 x 198.1 x 27.9mm | 249.48g
  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0060834528
  • 9780060834524
  • 1,579,266

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"[H]eart-warming and extraordinary....[Losda} writes perceptively and with humor...and succeeds in getting across the underlying message." --Wanderlust magazine
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"Losada's courageous and humorous journey... is an inspirational and illuminating study in the power of one person's faith and determination."--Booklist
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415 ratings
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4 34% (143)
3 21% (89)
2 6% (26)
1 2% (7)
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