The Voluntourist: A Six-Country Tale of Love, Loss, Fatherhood, Fate, and Singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehemby Ken Budd
Ken Budd’s The Voluntourist is a remarkable memoir about losing your father, accepting your fate, and finding your destiny by volunteering around the world for numerous worthy causes: Hurricane Katrina disaster relief in New Orleans, helping special needs children in China, studying climate change in Ecuador, lending a hand—and a heart—at a Palestinian refugee camp in the Middle East, to name but a few. Ken's emotional journey is as inspiring and affecting as those chronicled in Little Princes and Three Cups of Tea. At once a true story of powerful family bonds, of sacrifice, of self-discovery, The Voluntourist is an all-too-human, real-life hero whom you will not soon forget.
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Meet the Author
KEN BUDD is an award-winning writer and editor whose writing credits include Smithsonian, the Washington Post, McSweeney’s, Stuff, Washingtonian, Modern Humorist, Opium, and Worldview. Ken lives in Burke, Virginia, near Washington, D.C., with his wife.
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Ken writes with amazing description and a great sense of humor that had me chuckling throughout the book as if I was reading a text message or e-mail from a good friend. His insights are well explained and objective. Without the notion to persuade, his thoughts have persuaded mine into putting forth a bit of effort if any at all to help keep our planet eco-friendly. He doesn't rant and I know I'm not going to become some hippie but I'd like to start contributing in my own possible way, something better than nothing. His book shows how travel and giving can help a person grow spiritually and emotionally. I look forward to purchasing a copy and hopefully have it signed for my kid sister who is to graduate this summer.