Wish You Happy Forever

Wish You Happy Forever : What China's Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains

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For China's Orphans, a Second Chance at Childhood
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 226.8g
  • HarperOne
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • International ed.
  • 0062192027
  • 9780062192028
  • 306,639

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"Bowen's remarkable narrative illustrates how dedication, compassion and love can create enormous change against incredible odds." -- Publishers Weekly "Memorable and moving, Bowen's story is a gift straight from the heart." -- Kirkus Reviews "Both heartrending and victoriously uplifting, Wish You Happy Forever provides the backdrop on the lives of thousands of orphan girls and their foster grandmothers, teachers, volunteers, donors, and the ever-grateful adoptive parents. This is a must read for lessons on compassion, persistence, and true love." -- Amy Tan, bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club "Jenny Bowen is a brilliant and amazing person. Her work and writing are great, profound and inspiring." -- Anne Lamott "An astonishing and inspiring tribute to the power of human imagination harnessed to passion and purpose." -- Jane Pauley "The hopeful smiles of a million waiting children shine from the pages of Jenny Bowen's writing. This compelling story is a page turning must-read of breaking down barriers as one woman embarks on the monumental quest of building families, forever." -- Nia Vardalos, author of Instant Mom "An inspiring story of triumph in the face of struggle, Bowen's lyrical prose and her remarkable journey transforming Chinese orphanages amidst government bureaucracy, earthquakes, snowstorms, and more, is a testament to the power of perseverance." -- Dr. Larry Brilliant
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About Jenny Bowen

Jenny Bowen, a former screenwriter and filmmaker, is the founder and CEO of Half the Sky, an organization dedicated to reimagining care for orphaned Chinese children. Bowen received the American Chamber of Commerce's Women of Influence Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2007 and the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship in 2008.
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