End Malaria: Buy a Book, Save a Life
By Brene Brown on September 08, 2011
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"Buy a book. Save a life." It’s a catchy phrase, but it doesn’t mean much unless it’s true. As an activist and a social worker, I’m pretty skeptical when I see a proposition like this. I normally end up feeling helpless about a heartbreaking issue that I can’t really change.
This is why I get so excited when I find a real opportunity to make a difference. I’m proud to be a part of the END MALARIA effort because I truly believe that together we can change the world.
Every 45 seconds a child dies from malaria. The goal is to end malaria in Africa by 2015 and I think it's possible.
I'm one of 62 contributors who were asked to write a short piece about the topic of Great Work – how to do more of the stuff that matters and less of all the other stuff that fills up your day.
The book costs $25 and $20 is going directly the cause - that’s 100% of the Kindle price, and 80% of the hard copy. The remaining $5 covers production costs. None of the contributors or the publishing house are taking any money from sales. Amazon makes NO profit.
$20 sends a mosquito net to a family in need and supports life-saving work in the fight against malaria.
The book is only available through amazon.com.
End Malaria is edited by the awesome Michael Bungay Stanier and published by Seth Godin’s publishing house, The Domino Project.
I'm proud to be part of this and I wanted to invite you to be a part of making malaria history! Buy a book or 20. I think it makes the perfect holiday gift - your family member/friend/co-worker gets a powerful book about doing great work, and a family in need receives a life-saving mosquito net. It's a wholehearted WIN!