A Book Club with a Mission
UNFINISHED BUSINESS, my recently published memoir, was just named the first-ever selection of 1 World 1 Book, a new global book club. 1 World 1 Book brings its members together online to read and discuss "one exceptional book" every two months. UNFINISHED BUSINESS, about the year I spent reaching out to friends and relatives and making amends, will be the club's featured selection for November and December.
Brian Vaszily, the founder of 1 World 1 Book, believes that certain books possess the power to transform both the individuals who read them and the world: "They prompt important questions, greater empathy, positive social action and global unity," he says. To underscore that belief, he features a different charity with each book. For example, when members order UNFINISHED BUSINESS through links on 1World1Book.com, 100% of the club's commissions (plus a percentage of my author proceeds) will go to J/P HRO Haitian Relief Organization, the charity that actor Sean Penn founded in January in response to Haiti's devastating earthquake.
I have long believed that our fulfillment as individuals is linked to our efforts to reduce suffering and make the world a kinder, more compassionate place. That's why I'm so excited for UNFINISHED BUSINESS to be part of the launch of this humanitarian new book club.
To find out more about becoming a member of "1 World 1 Book" (membership is free) or hosting your own book club, click here.
To find out how to get your own book considered as a "1 World 1 Book" selection, click here.
Lee Kravitz is the author of UNFINISHED BUSINESS: One Man's Extraordinary Year of Trying to Do the Right Things (Bloomsbury). This post first appeared in Unfinished Business, his blog for Psychology Today.