Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World
Desperately unhappy at age 28, Scott Harrison left behind his high-flying life as a nightclub promoter to pursue something more meaningful. In 2006, he founded charity: water, and has since raised more than $300 million, bringing clean drinking water to more than eight million people worldwide. Thirst tells the story of Harrison’s journey and how he built one of the world’s most trusted nonprofits via high-impact programs aimed at one of the world’s most pressing challenges—accessing clean water.
"Thirst is a story about all of us. In sharing his own remarkable journey, Scott shows us how to find the extraordinary in the ordinary, how to find hope in despair, and how simple acts of generosity can transform everything from what we believe about ourselves to how we connect with each other. In the end, Thirst is about what matters most. Love." --Brené Brown, Ph.D., author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Braving the Wilderness "This book does for the soul what water does for a parched throat. Scott Harrison shares his extraordinary transformation from party animal into the visionary leader of one of the world's most creative and crucial charities. His story will inspire you to think bigger, feel deeper, and give more." --Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg "Scott Harrison's Thirst is a hope-filled book about finding your purpose in life and pursuing it against all odds. From the many unbelievable stories Harrison shares from the field, to the moments when charity: water's survival was in question, this book will inspire you to believe that you are more than the obstacles life has put in your path, and the world is more generous than it often seems." --Arianna Huffington, founder of HuffPost, founder & CEO of Thrive Global "If you've ever dreamed of changing careers or changing the world, read this book." --Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and former mayor of New York City "Thirst is a powerful reminder of the difference one person can make in the lives of millions of others, if only they surrender to putting others before themselves. What a gift Scott Harrison and his vision are to the world--to provide clean drinking water to every single person. May we all value people the way Scott has--and may we leave such a life-giving legacy." --Christine Caine, founder of A21 and Propel Women, author of Unexpected
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