Doing Good: Inspirational Stories of Everyday Americans at Home and at Work

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Doing Good: Inspirational Stories of Everyday Americans at Home and at Work is a collection of profiles of people who have found a way to make a difference--serving their communities, helping friends and family, improving the quality of life and work for colleagues--doing what they can to make the world a better place.

A few of them are famous or prominent, but most of them not known outside their own communities, including:

· The modern-day Helen Keller.

· The widowed ...

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Overview

Doing Good: Inspirational Stories of Everyday Americans at Home and at Work is a collection of profiles of people who have found a way to make a difference--serving their communities, helping friends and family, improving the quality of life and work for colleagues--doing what they can to make the world a better place.

A few of them are famous or prominent, but most of them not known outside their own communities, including:

· The modern-day Helen Keller.

· The widowed great-grandmother who lives alone in the Rocky Mountains and passes along her outdoors skills to children.

· The college professor who spends his summers teaching poor Appalachian kids to use computers.

· Top business executives using their time, money and skills to make a difference.

· The Big City Forest man.

· The best pickup basketball player in America.

· The senior citizens who help other 'silver surfers' lean to use the Internet.

· The lady brewer.

· The man who invented e-mail.

These stories and more provide lessons for all Americans in how to work, how to play and how to live our lives to the fullest.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595317882
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2002

    Doing good highlights corporate people doing the unexpected.

    Throughly enjoyed the insights provided by Tim Harper's book of unexpected people doing the unexpected. Doing Good could well be described as 'feeling good' because that is how it left me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2001

    Ought to be required reading

    I have been a fan of Tim Harper since I first read 'Operation Santa Claus' in Delta's Sky magazine several years back. The media is obsessed with reporting what ails society, but that's really a selective viewpoint and being fed a daily diet of it is probably why so many folks are taking anti-depressants these days! Tim Harper, on the other hand, focuses on ordinary people who perform wonderful acts of kindness, and their kindness influences others to do good as well...as evidenced by the update to Operation Santa in which an Illinois business adopted a school. Harper is a natural storyteller who gets his point across without being schmaltzy. The folks featured here aren't Mother Teresa...more likely they're your neighbor. Or perhaps - after reading this book - even you. I think the world would be a different place if this book was required reading for every college's incoming freshman class.

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