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Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children
by John Wood
by John Wood
From a librarian's perspective, this is a little disappointing because of the lack of specific details about the Room to Read libraries, their patrons and their local staff. To a cynical person, the book will eventually become tedious because of the relentlessly optimistic and heartwarming tone. (To give the author credit, he is honest about his personal doubts and struggles with his decision to leave his lucrative job and work for four years without a salary to improve literacy in rural Asia. But the stories from the field could have been cut and pasted from his annual reports. Weren't any of the schools or libraries burned to the ground by heathen guerillas or taken over by religious zealots? Out of thousands, one or two must have met a miserable fate) Most normal people, however, will love it, recommend it to all of their friends, and donate money to Room to Read the same day they finish it.
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