New York Times best-selling authors (husband-and-wife-team) Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn released a new book today, A Path Appears, focused around transforming lives and creating opportunity. The book provides a road map to becoming the most effective global citizens we can be. Kristof and WuDunn meticulously researched the art and science of philanthropy, identify successful local and global initiatives and share inspiring stories from the front lines of social progress. Their message: to bring the compelling, inspiring truth of how real people have changed the world, overturning the notion that one person can’t make a difference.
As one of a select few organizations profiled in A Path Appears, Cure Violence is presented as an example of successful, innovative work being done at the grassroots level that is accomplishing a purpose of larger social change. Gary Slutkin, Founder and Executive Director of Cure Violence, is gratified to be among the people and organizations, cited by Kristof and WuDunn, that are effectively and inspirationally striving to make the world a better place. The book serves as both a survey of these organizations, as well as a reader’s guide on the best ways to get involved and make a difference in our shared global future. Eventually, the book will serve as the basis for a PBS series.
The reviews are already rolling in.
“Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn have done us all a great service by shining a light on the problems faced by the poor. These stories of real people struggling for survival and opportunity serve as a powerful reminder that poverty is complex and painful, but the call to action doesn’t need to be. With insight, compassion and optimism, Kristof and WuDunn show us that we can all play a role in making the world a better place.”
—Bill and Melinda Gates, co-chairs of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
“Cold facts, flesh and blood stories – the written word is their loud hailer. They write, we read, and our world view is not the same. Nick and Sheryl’s meticulous arguments and free flowing eloquence is what inspires their readers to become activists…myself included.”
—Bono, lead singer of U2 and Co-Founder of ONE and (RED)
“A Path Appears” is on sale now and is published by Random House.