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Intoxicated by My Illness by Anatole Broyard
Intoxicated by My Illness

sikoya, October 29, 2014

I love Anatole Broyard's writing more than anyone else. How this writer escaped me until now is a mystery. His words conjure metaphor, inspiration and meaning. What a powerhouse. If you are or know anyone who is sick right now, this would be a good read for them. Illness as metaphor: how to grasp the last days of your life with intensity and fire. This is your read, or even if not ill, this will make you wake up to all that is beautiful in life.
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A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity by Nicholas D Kristof
A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity

sikoya, October 21, 2014

An inspirational book about taking action and making change in the world. Not only are there numerous cases of people helping people, and the details of how that came about, but also lists of nonprofits that one can get involved with if you have the altruistic desire. Kristof once again comes through with a lucid and heartfelt demonstration of what really matters in the world: how a single human being can make a difference in the realm of world poverty, education and human rights.
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Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Vintage) by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Vintage)

sikoya, March 19, 2013

This book writes about the human rights violations against women and girls in the developing world. Nicholas Kristof, writer for the New York Times, and his wife Sheryl WuDunn, move through Africa and Asia, and interview and speak with amazing women that are struggling there. From Sex slavery to limited access to health care (simply because they are female), its all there.

With great intelligence and skill, Kristof and WuDunn describe these atrocities, and it just may move you to action. The book has a great appendix of NGO's for getting involved.

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Anthill by Edward Osborne Wilson
Anthill

sikoya, August 19, 2012

Great book, great writer, great naturalist. I would highly recommend this book. How little ants can change the world of one little boy and one little town.
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Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species by Joel Sartore
Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species

sikoya, June 3, 2012

Joel Sartore is a photographer like no other. He risks his life to venture into the world's harshest and most difficult places. And he has the photos to prove it. With this book, he brings to light the animals that are endangered and the beautiful reasons why we should wake up to protect them from extinction. I admire and respect not only his courage but his artistic ability and his down to earth sensibility. If only all could embrace with such love and enthusiasm the passion he feels for the natural world. It would be a different kind of world indeed...
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