Erin McHugh had spent the better part of her adult life doing community work, but in more recent years, the minutiae of life and working as a bookseller kept her busy and away from those higher impulses. Then one day she learned a distant relative was actually going to be canonized. Was this a sign? What followed next was McHughas sincere urge to recapture a sense of charity, and so she set out on her birthday to do one good deed every day for an entire year. Maybe she wouldnat be saving orphans from burning buildings, but she wanted to take one small, daily detour and make someone elseas life just a little bit better. One Good Deed is the inspiring, smart, and frequently funny chronicle of that year, in which each page represents a day in McHughas journey to reclaim the better part of herself, inspiring readers to do the same. Praise for One Good Deed: aHer memoir will inspire you to flex your do-gooder muscle without being preachy or a Pollyanna.a aFitness a7 Good Deeds That Could Change Your Lifea aRedbook aEngaging, funny, wise, and winning. One Good Deed is a measure of humanity and of McHughas own striving towards it.a aSusan Orlean, author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief aThis instructive, funny, utterly relevant book reminds us that the simple (but not-so-simple) act of paying daily attention can make a profound differenceato the world around us, and to our very selves.a aDani Shapiro, author of Devotion: A Memoir aThe best book in the world...because it makes us our best.a aNichole Bernier, author of The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.... incident with my cara and some advice I was givenathat had me smiling this morning in my dopey Ford Focus rental. ... It did have a lot of problems, though, and I had taken to carrying a hammer in the glove compartment so I could crawlanbsp;...
|Title||:||One Good Deed|
|Publisher||:||Abrams - 2012-10-01|