The voluntourist : a six-country tale of love, loss, fatherhood, fate, and singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem / Ken Budd.

By: Budd, KenMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: New York : William Morrow, c2012Edition: 1st edDescription: 451 p. : ill. ; 21 cmISBN: 006194646X (acidfree paper); 9780061946462 (acid-free paper)Subject(s): Budd, Ken -- Travel | Parents -- Death | Adult children -- Psychology | Self-realization | Voluntarism | Social action | Social serviceDDC classification: 361.7/4092 | B LOC classification: HQ1073 | .B83 2012Summary: "When Ken Budd was thirty-nine, his father collapsed after eighteen holes of golf. Ken and his wife raced to the hospital--but it was too late. In the weeks that followed, as grieving friends revealed how his father had changed their lives, Ken started questioning his own life--and admitting, after years of denial, that he and his wife would never have children. And then, still struggling with grief--his grief at losing his father, his grief at not being a father--Ken received an e-mail with the subject line: 'Katrinia Relief Volunteer Opportunities.' He signed up. He went to New Orleans. And he kept volunteering: Costa Rica, to teach English; China, to work with special-needs children; Ecuador, to study climate change; the West Bank, to assist refugees; Kenya, to care for orphans. His goal: to find purpose by helping others, one trip at a time"--P. [4] of cover.
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"When Ken Budd was thirty-nine, his father collapsed after eighteen holes of golf. Ken and his wife raced to the hospital--but it was too late. In the weeks that followed, as grieving friends revealed how his father had changed their lives, Ken started questioning his own life--and admitting, after years of denial, that he and his wife would never have children. And then, still struggling with grief--his grief at losing his father, his grief at not being a father--Ken received an e-mail with the subject line: 'Katrinia Relief Volunteer Opportunities.' He signed up. He went to New Orleans. And he kept volunteering: Costa Rica, to teach English; China, to work with special-needs children; Ecuador, to study climate change; the West Bank, to assist refugees; Kenya, to care for orphans. His goal: to find purpose by helping others, one trip at a time"--P. [4] of cover.

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