"Terrific new memoir...It's "Wild "in Sudan." --Nicholas Kristof, "New York Times" columnist
"Jessica Alexander's book, Chasing Chaos, is not only a candid portrait of the life of a humanitarian aid worker, but a wonderful coming of age story that will resonate with any woman who has questioned how to have a more meaningful life." --Mia Farrow
"What Mary Roach does for the alimentary canal in "Gulp" and Robin Nagle does for garbage collecting in "Picking Up," Jessica Alexander does for global catastrophe in "Chasing Chaos..."An entertaining memoir of life on the front lines of global catastrophe reveals as much about its author as the world of humanitarian aid.""
"A no-holds-barred description of what it is like to travel to world disaster sites and engage in the complex, challenging, nitty-gritty work of making a difference across lines of culture, class, age, gender, and perspective. In telling the story of her decade as a young and passionate humanitarian aid worker Jessica Alexander also manages to tell us the best and the worst of what this work is like and to speculate on the aid establishment--how it has changed, where it works and what its limits are. A must read for anyone with global interests--and that should be all of us." --Ruth Messinger, President, American Jewish World Service
""Chasing Chaos" examines the lives that aid workers lead and the work which aid workers do with honesty, clarity, and warmth. While the book is peppered with hilarious anecdotes--it is also salted with tears. Honest, genuine, heartfelt tears. This life and this work that aid and development workers embark upon so often oscillates wildly between stomach bursting laughter and shoulder seizing weeping--"Chasing Chaos" captures these oscillations, and the doldrums in between the ends of the spectrum, perfectly." --Casey Kuhlman, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Shooter"
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