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Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2009

    wow this was a long read

    This book was an assigned reading for a college Sociology class. The comments the author made were very rude and hurtful, especially when he does not know your own situation. This was definitely not a popular book in our class and during our discussions of it I learned only 2 people out of 33 students liked it. The book was very preachy and not persuasive at all. Oh and by the way, according to Singer, if you buy this book you are killing a child because you spent money on it instead of sending your money to an organization since you don't need this book just like you don't need any money for retirement.

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  • Posted March 27, 2010

    Change The Way You See the Poor

    Don't read this book unless you want to forever change the way you see the poorest of those in the world and are willing to be challenged to change the way you use and give your money. Do read it if you would like to take on Oliver Sach's challenge (quoted here) to "end extreme poverty in the world by 2050." Read it and you are in danger of having every flimsy excuse for not helping desperate people overseas shredded again and again. Read it, form a book study and get your friends to read it. Do what it suggests and just maybe, together, we might change the world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2009

    inspiring & empowering

    Peter Singer has always made controversial yet compelling statements with his books, but this one is hugely important. it brings the ethics of being a global citizen "up close & personal", and said to me "you're doing the right thing, do more."

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  • Posted March 7, 2009

    Singer made me feel hopeful again

    I just heard Peter Singer talk about his book in Seattle, and while I haven't read it yet I am so inspired and I plan to read it soon. This is a fine example of how if each person in the "developed" countries took personal responsibility for helping uplift the poor we would eradicate hunger from our vocabulary. This is a must read.

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