Three years ago, award-winning actress Angelina Jolie took on a radically different role as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Here are her memoirs from her journeys to Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Pakistan, Cambodia, and Ecuador, where she lived and worked and gave her heart to those who suffer the world's most shattering violence and victimization. Here are her revelations of joy and warmth amid utter destitution...compelling snapshots of courageous and inspiring people for whom survival is their daily workŠand candid notes from a unique pilgrimage that completely changed the actress's worldview -- and the world within herself.
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I felt like I was there with her!
Angelina Jolie is my favorite actress. So I had to read her book- notes - and I was hooked! She wrote in vast detail that made me feel like I was with her on the trips she made. She made me aware of UNHCR & UN Humanitarian efforts to help people who have been victims of war, displaced, abused, hungry or thirsty. Some did not have access to education. She left her high life in Hollywood & brought herself down to see a part of the world no one wants to talk about. Everyone wants to pretend it isn't happening. But there's so much we can do and we need to help someone. Even one life is worth our efforts.
Hauntingly Beautiful. An amazing reality that shows all that in a world of violent and horrific acts of the dark sides of human nature there is also a love and warmth that can never be broken. The purest.