The Gift that Keeps on (Asking You to Be) Giving

clinton.jpgLast week President Clinton’s book Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World was unleashed in Oprah-esque fashion and, judging by sales figures I have seen, thousands of readers are willing to donate at least the cover price. I am happy to report to those of you who have been waiting that River City Books, after a slight delay, now has this title in stock. I captured this pic last night as the books were being received so you know they are there this morning.

In case you don’t know anything about this sensational seller, here’s a quickie summary:

Here, from Bill Clinton, is a call to action. “Giving” is an inspiring look at how each of us can change the world. First, it reveals the extraordinary and innovative efforts now being made by companies and organizations—and by individuals—to solve problems and save lives both “down the street and around the world.” Then it urges us to seek out what each of us, “regardless of income, available time, age, and skills, ” can do to help, to give people a chance to live out their dreams.

Clinton shares his own experiences and those of other givers, representing a global flood tide of nongovernmental, nonprofit activity. These remarkable stories demonstrate that gifts of time, skills, things, and ideas are as important and effective as contributions of money. From Bill and Melinda Gates to a six-year-old California girl named McKenzie Steiner, who organized and supervised drives to clean up the beach in her community, Clinton introduces us to both well-known and unknown heroes of giving.

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