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When Ingrid E. Newkirk almost singlehandedly set into motion the largest animal-rights organization in the world, she knew that one person can make a difference. In her new book, Newkirk has collected the wisdom, stories, and insight of more than 50 activists and world-changers who have proven that one person can create a movement. Through fascinating stories and advice, t...more
Unknown Binding, 274 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Adams Media Corporation (first published September 17th 2008)
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Linda Palmer
When you browse through this book in the company of great world changers and activists, a clarity of purpose emerges within. It's a great nibbler because each story carries an opportunity to put it down and relfect on the difference between those who believe and commit to a cause, and the rest of the world who justs 'gets by'.

More important, for me, was the realization that money, property and prestige plays no part in each persons ability to make a huge difference in their own, and in other's l...more
Niall
This to me was an absolutely great book and one of the only books I would say I'll reread again and again. This book has so many stories from so many influential people, before i read this book i wasn't even aware of some of these people.I think this is a great book for everyone because there is so many stories at least one story will interest everyone. Ingrid did a great job of compiling peoples essays for this book and the description of each person before there essay was very insightful. I re...more
Ashley Ann
I found thins book very motivating. Though some entries in this book not everyone can relate to but stick with it because every essay has its own message behind it.
Natalie Jackson
Could go back and read this book again. Simply inspirational. Loved learning about all the small (sometimes big) ways that one person can make a difference in the world. I loved that these things covered a wide range of justice issues (animal rights, youth delinquency and rehabitlitation, literacy, public health, poetry). There are a million different ways to change the world, you just have to find what you love and do it.
donna
In reading these stories it inspires one to go out and make a difference. Although many of these essays show a small act of kindness, it always seems to snowball and turn into something huge. I think that we should all try to follow the examples set out in this.
Gina
This is a collection of stories from people such as The Dalai Lama, Stella McCartney, Kevin Bacon, Dr. Henry Heimlich, Oliver Stone and so many others. Ingrid introduces each and they tell their stories. It is an incredible, inspiring read.
Gheeta
ok, not great or as inspiring as I thought it might be. Perhaps I just wasn't in the right place to read these reflections...
Mansi
Amazing , inspiring stories of working for a change .
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Jan 11, 2009 Cathy marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Looking forward to reading this book.
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Had some really inspiring stories.
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