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The power of half

one family's decision to stop taking and start giving back

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This edition was published in by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Boston [Mass.].

Written in English

242 pages

It all started when 14-year old Hannah Salwen, idealistic but troubled by a growing sense of injustice, had a eureka moment when she saw a homeless man juxtaposed against a glistening Mercedes coupe. "You know, Dad," she said, "If that man had a less nice car, that man there could have a meal." This glaring led the Salwen family of four, caught up like so many other Americans in this age of consumption and waste, to follow Hannah's urge to do something--so they embarked on an incredible journey together. They decided to sell their Atlanta mansion, buy a house half its size, and give half their profits to charity. At first it was an outlandish scheme, then it became a challenge: "We are TOTALLY doing this." Each week they met over dinner to discuss their plan--which would transport them across the globe and well out of their comfort zone, and bring them closer as a family.--From publisher description.

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It all started when 14-year old Hannah Salwen, idealistic but troubled by a growing sense of injustice, had a eureka moment when she saw a homeless man juxtaposed against a glistening Mercedes coupe. "You know, Dad," she said, "If that man had a less nice car, that man there could have a meal." This glaring led the Salwen family of four, caught up like so many other Americans in this age of consumption and waste, to follow Hannah's urge to do something--so they embarked on an incredible journey together. They decided to sell their Atlanta mansion, buy a house half its size, and give half their profits to charity. At first it was an outlandish scheme, then it became a challenge: "We are TOTALLY doing this." Each week they met over dinner to discuss their plan--which would transport them across the globe and well out of their comfort zone, and bring them closer as a family.--From publisher description.

The power of half

one family's decision to stop taking and start giving back

This edition was published in by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Boston [Mass.].


Edition Description

It all started when 14-year old Hannah Salwen, idealistic but troubled by a growing sense of injustice, had a eureka moment when she saw a homeless man juxtaposed against a glistening Mercedes coupe. "You know, Dad," she said, "If that man had a less nice car, that man there could have a meal." This glaring led the Salwen family of four, caught up like so many other Americans in this age of consumption and waste, to follow Hannah's urge to do something--so they embarked on an incredible journey together. They decided to sell their Atlanta mansion, buy a house half its size, and give half their profits to charity. At first it was an outlandish scheme, then it became a challenge: "We are TOTALLY doing this." Each week they met over dinner to discuss their plan--which would transport them across the globe and well out of their comfort zone, and bring them closer as a family.--From publisher description.

Table of Contents

The treadmill
You don't know till you listen
Deal or no deal
The power of half
If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there
Outside the comfort zone
What do we do?
In the villages
Transformation observed.

Edition Notes

Other Titles
Power of one half, Power of 1/2

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
174
Library of Congress
HC110.C6 S255 2010

The Physical Object

Pagination
xii, 242 p. ;
Number of pages
242

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24434291M
Internet Archive
powerofhalfonef00salw
ISBN 10
0547248067
ISBN 13
9780547248066
LC Control Number
2009029971
OCLC/WorldCat
317917971

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