An essential, galvanizing
narrative about making a difference here and abroad—a road map to becoming the
most effective global citizens we can be
In their #1 New York Times bestseller Half the Sky, husband and wife team Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
brought to light struggles faced by women and girls around the globe, and they showcased individuals and institutions working to address oppression and
expand opportunity. A Path Appears is even more ambitious in scale: nothing less
than a sweeping tapestry of people who are making the world a better place and
a guide to the ways that we can do the same—whether with a donation of five dollars or five million dollars, with our time, by capitalizing on our skills as individuals, or by
using the resources of our businesses.
With scrupulous research
and reporting, the authors assay the art and science of giving,
identify successful local and global initiatives, and share astonishing
stories from the front lines of social progress. We see the compelling, inspiring
truth of how real people have changed the world—upending the idea that one
person can’t make a difference.
We meet people like Dr.
Gary Slutkin, who developed his landmark Cure Violence program to combat
inner-city conflicts in the United States by applying principles of
epidemiology; Lester Strong, who left a career as a high-powered television
anchor to run an organization bringing in older Americans to tutor students in
public schools across the country; MIT development economist Esther Duflo, whose
pioneering studies of aid effectiveness have revealed new truths about, among
other things, the power of hope; and Jessica Posner and Kennedy Odede, who are
transforming Kenya’s most notorious slum by expanding educational
opportunities for girls.
A Path Appears offers practical, results-driven advice on how best each of us can give
and reveals the lasting benefits we gain in return. Kristof and WuDunn know
better than most how many urgent challenges communities around the world face
today. Here they offer a timely beacon of hope for our collective future. Download and start listening now!