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29 gifts : how a month of giving can change your life

by Walker, Cami.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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Brentwood Library Nonfiction 155.232 Walker
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Summary
After a devastating MS diagnosis, one woman shares her inspirational journey in gratitude and generosity--in this New York Times bestseller.

At age thirty-five, Cami Walker was burdened by an intensified struggle with multiple sclerosis, a chronic neurological disease that left her debilitated and depressed. Then she received an uncommon "prescription" from South African healer Mbali Creazzo: Give away 29 gifts in 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. 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 also created a worldwide giving movement. 29 Gifts shows 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 Walker, Cami -- Health.
Altruism.
Generosity.
Multiple sclerosis -- Patients.
Publisher Cambridge, Mass. :Da Capo,2010
Edition 1st Da Capo Press pbk ed.
Other Titles Twenty-nine gifts
Language English
Description xxix, 226 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 9780738214306 (pbk.)
0738214302 (pbk.)
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