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The power of half : one family's decision to stop taking and start giving back

Author: Kevin Salwen; Hannah Salwen
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, 2011, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Mariner books edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Salwen; Hannah Salwen
ISBN: 9780547394541 0547394543
OCLC Number: 752149262
Description: x, 246 pages ; 20 cm
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.
Other Titles: Power of one half
Power of 1/2
Responsibility: Kevin Salwen & Hannah Salwen.
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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.

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