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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. Bill 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. Clinton writes about men and women who traded in their corporate careers and the fulfillment they now experience through giving. He writes about progressive companies going green, about promoting fair wages and decent working conditions around the world. He outlines what we as individuals can do, the steps we can take, how much we should consider giving, and why our giving is so important. Bill Clinton's own actions in his post-presidential years have had an enormous impact on the lives of millions. Through his foundation and his work in the aftermath of the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, he has become an international spokesperson and model for the power of giving. "We all have the capacity to do great things," President Clinton says. "My hope is that the people and stories in this audiobook will lift spirits, touch hearts, and demonstrate that citizen activism and service can be a powerful agent of change in the world."
©2007 William Jefferson Clinton; (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
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By Edmund W. Cheung on 12-07-07

Buy the hard copy book - the listen lacks

I love Bill Clinton's voice and narrations. His first book is excellent and a must listen... this book is more of a read if you are interested but do NOT listen to it. Again Clinton's narration is pleasing but the subject matter is NOT made for the audible format. Yes Bill..Giving is a noble trait ... and we get it. This is more of a book of lists and giving organizations than you can donate to. Great reference material but NOT a book for entertainment.

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By Andy on 09-22-07

compelling pitch

First, nothing beats listening to a book that is written and read by Bill Clinton. Setting aside politics, he's simply a great narrator. More importantly, his message is one that let's you know that you can help improve the world. Clinton takes the listener through a wide range of examples that he has seen, that have helped make the world a better place. If you are wondering how you can make a difference, this book will help answer the question.

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