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29 gifts

by Walker, Cami.

Format: Book on CD 2009
Availability: Available at 22 Libraries 23 of 23 copies
Available (23)
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Audios AB WALK
Location  ACLA Mobile Library Services
 
Collection  Audios
 
Call Number  AB WALK
 
 
ACLA Mobile Library Services Audios AB WALK
Location  ACLA Mobile Library Services
 
Collection  Audios
 
Call Number  AB WALK
 
 
Avalon Public Library Audio Visual CD 155.23 WAL
Location  Avalon Public Library
 
Collection  Audio Visual
 
Call Number  CD 155.23 WAL
 
 
Braddock Carnegie Library - Turtle Creek Audiovisual CD BK 155.232 WAL
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library - Turtle Creek
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CD BK 155.232 WAL
 
 
Brentwood Library Adult Audiobooks CD UNABRDG 155.232 Walker
Location  Brentwood Library
 
Collection  Adult Audiobooks
 
Call Number  CD UNABRDG 155.232 Walker
 
 
Carnegie Library of Homestead Recorded Book BCD 155.232 Walk
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
 
Collection  Recorded Book
 
Call Number  BCD 155.232 Walk
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport AV CD-BK 155.232 W151
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  AV
 
Call Number  CD-BK 155.232 W151
 
 
Clairton Public Library Audio/Visual Collection AB W
Location  Clairton Public Library
 
Collection  Audio/Visual Collection
 
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Audio Visual CD BOOK W
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Audio Visual
 
Call Number  CD BOOK W
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Audio Visual CD BOOK NF WAL
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Audio Visual
 
Call Number  CD BOOK NF WAL
 
 
Dormont Public Library Audio Visual AUDIO CD 155.232 W15
Location  Dormont Public Library
 
Collection  Audio Visual
 
Call Number  AUDIO CD 155.232 W15
 
 
Green Tree Public Library Adult Audiobooks CD BK 155.232 WAL
Location  Green Tree Public Library
 
Collection  Adult Audiobooks
 
Call Number  CD BK 155.232 WAL
 
 
Hampton Community Library Adult Audio AUDIO CD 155.232 WAL
Location  Hampton Community Library
 
Collection  Adult Audio
 
Call Number  AUDIO CD 155.232 WAL
 
 
Moon Township Public Library Audiovisual CDB 155.232 WALKER
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CDB 155.232 WALKER
 
 
North Versailles Public Library Audiobooks NVCDBK 314 WALK
Location  North Versailles Public Library
 
Collection  Audiobooks
 
Call Number  NVCDBK 314 WALK
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Adult Audiobooks CD/BK 155.232 WALKE
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Adult Audiobooks
 
Call Number  CD/BK 155.232 WALKE
 
 
Northland Public Library Audio Books 155.232 W15 (COMPACT DISC)
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Audio Books
 
Call Number  155.232 W15 (COMPACT DISC)
 
 
Penn Hills Library Audio Visual CD 155.232 WAL
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Audio Visual
 
Call Number  CD 155.232 WAL
 
 
Pleasant Hills Public Library Audio NF CDB Walker
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Audio
 
Call Number  NF CDB Walker
 
 
Scott Township Library Audio ACD 155.2 WAL
Location  Scott Township Library
 
Collection  Audio
 
Call Number  ACD 155.2 WAL
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual CD 155.232 W [B-O-CD]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CD 155.232 W [B-O-CD]
 
 
Springdale Free Public Library Audio Visual CD 155.23 WALK
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
 
Collection  Audio Visual
 
Call Number  CD 155.23 WALK
 
 
Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge Audiovisual ACD NON-FIC
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  ACD NON-FIC
 
 
Summary
At age thirty-five, Cami Walker was burdened by a battle with multiple sclerosis, a chronic neurological condition that made it difficult for her to walk, work, or enjoy her life. Seeking a remedy for her depression after being hospitalized, she received an uncommon prescription from an African medicine woman: give to others for 29 days. 29 Gifts is the insightful story of the author's life change as she embraces and reflects on the naturally reciprocal process of giving and receiving. Many of Walker's gifts were simple--a phone call, spare change, a Kleenex. Yet the acts were transformative. By day 29, not only had Walker's health and happiness improved, but she had created a worldwide giving movement. The book also includes personal essays from others whose lives changed for the better by giving, plus pages for the reader to record their own journey. More than a memoir, 29 Gifts offers inspiring lessons on how a simple daily practice of altruism can dramatically alter your outlook on the world.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Just a month after her wedding, 31-year-old Walker was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis; two years later, she was bitter, isolated, and addicted to both pain medication and self-pity. In need of help beyond drug detox, Cami takes the advice of a South African healer: give away something every day, for 29 days. Walker soon learns that being mindful of giving also means being open to gifts from others, and that gratefulness and mutual generosity is the key to a better, more rewarding life. Glimpses into Walker's day-to-day difficulties-work, family life, constant therapeutic treatment and addiction recovery among them-crop up among the stories of her daily gifts, grounding the work (based on Walker's Web site) in personal details. But the meat, an admirable reworking of The Secret (in that it should actually help someone, at least gift recipients), speaks largely to those already initiated into the cult of positivity. (Oct.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information."

Additional Information
Subjects Altruism -- Psychological aspects.
Helping behavior -- Psychological aspects.
Generosity -- Psychological aspects.
Conduct of life.
Multiple sclerosis -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Audiobooks.
Publisher [Ashland, OR] :Blackstone Audio,2009
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Twenty-nine gifts
29 gifts :
Contributors Gilbert, Tavia.
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Tavia Gilbert.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 5 audio discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 cm
ISBN 9781441734440
1441734449
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