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A Globe 100 Book of the Year for 2010.
A Year of Living Generously follows award-winning journalist Lawrence Scanlan as he volunteers with 12 different charities, among them well-known institutions Habitat for Humanity, the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Canadian Crossroads.
Drawing from first-hand experiences -- serving in a soup kitchen in Ontario, building houses in post-Katrina New Orleans and teaching at a women's radio station in Senegal -- Scanlan tests the ideas and theories on global aid and philanthropy and makes a compelling case for greater commitment and real connection from us all. The result is an engaging yet informative primer for today's volunteers, young and old, who are looking to make a meaningful contribution.
"There is a lot to be learned from [A Year of Living Generously] and from Scanlan's experiences. This is a political book, and one that calls its readers to act." -- Daily Herald Tribune
"A thoughtful and thought-provoking book about some of the most crucial issues of the day, from poverty and homelessness to pollution and international development. [Scanlan] has given voice to the disenfranchised." -- Montreal Gazette