Over the next few weeks, as grieving friends revealed how Ken's father had impacted their lives, he began thinking about parents, about children, about people: What do we leave behind?
How do we make a difference in the world? How do we live a life that matters?
Ken's wife if his childhood sweetheart. They have been married fifteen years. In the wake of his father's sudden death, Ken finally confronted a reality that he needed to redefine his life by confronting his grief as losing his father, his grief at not being a father.
And the Ken got an e-mail, subject line: 'Katrina Relief Volunteer Opportunities.' Ken signed up. He went to New Orleans. And he kept volunteering: Costa Rica, to teach English; China, to work with special-needs children; Ecuador, to study climate change; Palestine, to work in a refugee camp; Kenya, to work with orphans. The goal: to find purpose by helping others, one trip at a time. And to accept his childless life.
The result is a journey that is part insider look at the growing trend of voluntourism, part do-gooder manifesto, part personal journey. Wry and funny, heartbreakingly honest, as exotic in location as it is familiar in its concerns, 'The Voluntourist' is a memoir that will inspire you, captivate you, and linger in your mind long after you've turned the last page.
|Produto sob encomenda||Sim|
|Ano da edição||2012|
|Número de Páginas||464|