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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Lovatt-Smith Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2014 ISBN: 9781483037974
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Born in Spain and raised by a struggling single mother, Lisa Lovatt-Smith became an editor at British Vogue at nineteen, the youngest in Condé Nast history. She helped launch Spanish Vogue and partied across Europe with celebrities, fashion designers, photographers, and supermodels.

By her thirties Lisa has her dream career and a glamorous life in Paris, but when her adopted daughter, Sabrina, is expelled from school, Lisa takes her to volunteer in a Ghanaian orphanage in the hope of getting her back on track. What she discovers there changes both their lives for good.

Appalled by the deplorable conditions she finds, Lisa moves to Ghana permanently and founds OAfrica, dedicating her personal resources to reuniting hundreds of Ghanaian children with their families and spearheading a drive to shut down corrupt orphanages. On this unforgettable journey, Lisa confronts death threats, malaria, arson, and heartbreaking poverty; she also discovers truly inspiring children trapped in limbo by a moneymaking scheme bigger than she ever imagined.

Who Knows Tomorrow is the engaging, frank, and often surprisingly funny story of one amazing woman who has traveled the globe in search of meaningful connection. Although to Lisa her story will always be about the children, it’s also a touching celebration of a woman who is talented, generous, and unfailingly courageous.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In the midst of a career in high fashion, journalist and author Lovatt-Smith stepped off her gilded career path to pursue a passion. This inspiring memoir explores her transformation from the youngest editor at British Vogue into an activist focused on the establishment of children’s aid organizations in Ghana. When her daughter’s emotional problems became overwhelming, a counselor suggested that volunteering might help…Lovatt-Smith’s immensely readable narrative explores her personal metamorphosis and her positive impact on the children of Ghana.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “When a Vogue editor trades designer photo shoots for community development, the steep learning curve makes rich material for this memoir.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Lisa’s adventures in West Africa are a powerful testimony to what we could all achieve if we truly become change makers. The work she does is so inspiring to me, and her book tells a fascinating story of struggle over adversity few of us could imagine.”

    Rachel Roy, fashion designer

  • “Lisa’s journey, her crossing worlds, made me realize that saving lives is just there within a hand’s reach. We live in a world of possibilities and we each choose our own path. A story that deserves to be read.”

    Margarita Missoni, fashion designer

  • “Worlds and motives collide inconveniently, touchingly, and passionately…In what reads like an emotional thriller, hard won victories break through the clay and lives are forever transformed.”

    Nana Brew-Hammond, journalist and author of Powder Necklace

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About the Author

Lisa Lovatt-Smith began her career in magazine publishing at the tender age of eighteen. After winning a writing contest she began working as an intern for British Vogue. At nineteen she became the youngest photo editor in Condé Nast history, thanks in part to Anna Wintour, who saw her potential early on. In 2002, after years of working in fashion, she left everything behind to open up an orphanage in Ghana. Since then, Lovatt-Smith has continued her humanitarian efforts, using her connections in the fashion industry to raise awareness and spread her message. Today, she lives in a mud hut in Ghana, where she runs her organization OrphanAid Africa.

About the Narrator

Kate Reading is an Audie Award–winning narrator and has received dozens of Earphones Awards. She has been named by AudioFile magazine as a “Voice of the Century,” as well as the Best Voice in Science Fiction & Fantasy in 2008 and 2009 and Best Voice in Biography & Culture in 2010. She is also a theater actor in the Washington, DC, area and has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company since 1987. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, among others.