The acclaimed author of The Other Wes Moore continues his
inspirational quest for a meaningful life and shares the powerful
lessons—about self-discovery, service, and risk taking—that led him to a
new definition of success for our times.
The Work is
the story of how one young man traced a path through the world to find
his life’s purpose. Wes Moore graduated from a difficult childhood in
the Bronx and Baltimore to an adult life that would find him at some of
the most critical moments in our recent history: as a combat officer in
Afghanistan, a White House fellow in a time of wars abroad and disasters
at home, and a Wall Street banker during the financial crisis. In this
insightful book, Moore shares the lessons he learned from people he met
along the way—from the brave Afghan translator who taught him to find
his fight, to the resilient young students in Katrina-ravaged
Mississippi who showed him the true meaning of grit, to his late
grandfather, who taught him to find grace in service.
also tells the stories of other twenty-first-century change-makers
who have inspired him in his search, from Daniel Lubetzky, the founder of
KIND, to Esther Benjamin, a Sri Lankan immigrant who rose to help lead
the Peace Corps. What their lives—and his own misadventures and moments
of illumination—reveal is that our truest work happens when we serve
others, at the intersection between our gifts and our broken world.
That’s where we find the work that lasts.
An intimate narrative about finding meaning in a volatile age, The Work will inspire readers to see how we can each find our own path to purpose and help create a better world. Download and start listening now!