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Thirst

A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World

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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An inspiring personal story of redemption, second chances, and the transformative power within us all, from the founder and CEO of the nonprofit charity: water.

At 28 years old, Scott Harrison had it all. A top nightclub promoter in New York City, his life was an endless cycle of drugs, booze, models—repeat. But 10 years in, desperately unhappy and morally bankrupt, he asked himself, "What would the exact opposite of my life look like?" Walking away from everything, Harrison spent the next 16 months on a hospital ship in West Africa and discovered his true calling. In 2006, with no money and less than no experience, Harrison founded charity: water. Today, his organization has raised over $750 million to bring clean drinking water to more than 17.4 million people around the globe.

In Thirst, Harrison recounts the twists and turns that built charity: water into one of the most trusted and admired nonprofits in the world. Renowned for its 100% donation model, bold storytelling, imaginative branding, and radical commitment to transparency, charity: water has disrupted how social entrepreneurs work while inspiring millions of people to join its mission of bringing clean water to everyone on the planet within our lifetime.

In the tradition of such bestselling books as Shoe Dog and Mountains Beyond Mountains, Thirst is a riveting account of how to build a better charity, a better business, a better life—and a gritty tale that proves it’s never too late to make a change.

100% of the author’s net proceeds from Thirst will go to fund charity: water projects around the world.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2018
October 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Crown
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
67.3
MB

Customer Reviews

MyKOHR ,

Incredible story

Such an amazing story from start to finish. Very hard to not be inspired after reading this book!

Robarge333 ,

Thirst

Second chances...
How one person can really make a difference.
God gives us different gifts... don’t try to compete with someone else’s gift sharpen yours!!! And then conquer it!!
Scott, you did not take the glamorous, easy or quick road but you knew the need and never lost focus!!! Great job
May God continue to bless you and protect you.

Skodonnell ,

Inspiring story

Sweet story in finding a purposeful mission in life and really goes into a lot of the business side of running a charity.

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