Bombay Smiles: The Trip That Changed My Life

Bombay Smiles: The Trip That Changed My Life

by Jaume Sanllorente

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Bombay Smiles: The Trip That Changed My Life by Jaume Sanllorente

"Sanllorente's story, reminiscent of Greg Mortenson's Three Cups of Tea, is remarkable and uplifting."--Booklist

In 2003, Jaume Sanllorente was a young journalist leading an active and exciting life in Barcelona--no more idealistic than any other young professional. Then a travel agent convinced him to spend his vacation in India. Amazed by what he saw in the land of sacred cows and shocking poverty, Jaume was transformed.

That experience lead him to reconsider the world he lived in and caused him to think that he might do something to make it a little better. He devoted himself to helping a small orphanage in Bombay, one that was about to close its doors and send its forty children back to the streets (and the brothels) from which they had been rescued. Jaume seized the moment, determined not to let that happen. As a consequence, he changed his life, and much more as well.

In Bombay Smiles, Jaume Sanllorente gives us an insightful and loving vision of a country of great contrasts. He reveals that the secret of his own happiness is in seeking happiness for others.

Bombay Smiles is a story of loneliness, ransoms, dangers, injustices, threats of death, and acts of courage, which give an example to follow in spite of the adversities one might meet. It is a lesson of wise love, surrender, sacrifice, and hope, which invites us to start on the path toward a better world.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014726955
Publisher: Dry, Paul Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 173
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jaume Sanllorente was born in 1976 in Barcelona, Spain. His nonprofit organization, Bombay Smiles, provides schools, homes, and health care to thousands of children in India.

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