Douglas & McIntyre
A Year of Living Generously

Book details:

April 2011
ISBN 978-1-55365-841-2
Paperback - Trade
6" x 9"
360 pages
Current Affairs
$19.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

A Year of Living Generously

Dispatches from the Front Lines of Philanthropy

“An ingenious, richly executed book ... a mix of the ‘important’ and the ‘great read.’ ” NATIONAL POST


A Globe 100 Book of the Year for 2010.

“An ingenious, richly executed book ... a mix of the ‘important’ and the ‘great read.’ ” NATIONAL POST

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

About the Author

Lawrence  Scanlan

Lawrence Scanlan

The eldest of eight siblings, Lawrence Scanlan grew up in a three-bedroom, bunk bed-filled bungalow in a Toronto suburb. His father ran the church hockey ...

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