Synopses & Reviews
Since the devastating gloss of her son, Danielle Steel has been dedicated to helping the homeless of San Francisco - taking to the streets herself with a small team of friends to directly provide much needed resources, from food and clothing to bedding and toiletries. Now, the notoriously private author is offering a gift far more enduring - that of her voice, in a heartfelt call for more effective action to aid this vast, tragic population. Here is the eye-opening story of her personal work over more than a decade with the most destitute members of our society, and how it has enriched her life beyond all of her material successes. Inspirational, raw, and deeply moving, A Gift of Hope is not to be missed.
In her powerful memoir His Bright Light, #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel opened her heart to share the devastating story of the loss of her beloved son. In A Gift of Hope, she shows us how she transformed that pain into a campaign of service that enriched her life beyond what she could imagine.
For eleven years, Danielle Steel took to the streets with a small team to help the homeless of San Francisco. She worked anonymously, visiting the cribs of the city s most vulnerable citizens under cover of darkness, distributing food, clothing, bedding, tools, and toiletries. She sought no publicity for her efforts and remained anonymous throughout. Now she is speaking up to bring attention to their plight.
In this unflinchingly honest and deeply moving memoir, the famously private author talks publicly for the first time about her work among the most desperate members of our society. She offers achingly acute portraits of the people she met along the way and issues a heartfelt call for more effective action to aid this vast, deprived population. Determined to supply the homeless with the basic necessities to keep them alive, she ends up giving them something far more powerful: a voice.
By turns candid and inspirational, Danielle Steel s A Gift of Hope is a true act of advocacy and love.