Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World

Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World Review

An inspiring personal story of redemption, second chances, and the transformative power within us all, from the founder and CEO of the nonprofit charity: water.

At 28 years old, Scott Harrison had it all. A top nightclub promoter in New York City, his life was an endless cycle of drugs, booze, models--repeat. But 10 years in, desperately unhappy and morally bankrupt, he asked himself, "What would the exact opposite of my life look like?" Walking away from everything, Harrison spent the next 16 months on a hospital ship in West Africa and discovered his true calling. In 2006, with no money and less than no experience, Harrison founded charity: water. Today, his organization has raised over $300 million to bring clean drinking water to more than 8.2 million people around the globe.

In Thirst, Harrison recounts the twists and turns that built charity: water into one of the most trusted and admired nonprofits in the world. Renowned for its 100% donation model, bold storytelling, imaginative branding, and radical commitment to transparency, charity: water has disrupted how social entrepreneurs work while inspiring millions of people to join its mission of bringing clean water to everyone on the planet within our lifetime.

In the tradition of such bestselling books as Shoe Dog and Mountains Beyond Mountains, Thirst is a riveting account of how to build a better charity, a better business, a better life--and a gritty tale that proves it's never too late to make a change.

100% of the author's net proceeds from Thirst will go to fund charity: water projects around the world.

Title:Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Kathryn

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties invol...

  • Samuel Wood

    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen re...

  • Daniel Henderson

    This is my #1 for the year....

  • Ed Chang

    Amazing, touching story of a man on a path to reinvent himself and make a difference in the world...

  • Heather

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

  • Cindy Luis

    This is a very personal story by Scott Harrison of his journey from a confused, rebellious young boy whose mother had a strange illness and whose parents became zealous in their faith to a selfish, pa...

  • Katie Hamilton

    This book solidifies Harrison's seat at the table alongside Nicholas Kristof and Dr. Paul Farmer. His journey around the world and back again is rivaled only by his quest to quench the world's insatia...

  • Sucia

    What I loved:The parts when Scott focused on the stories of those chairity:water serves and the stories of people who have partnered with him along the way. It read like a thank you & celebration of t...

  • Sean Burnham

    Extremely inspirational and at times truly unbelievable. This book is actually filled with quite a few business lessons, leadership lessons and overall life lessons that most of us probably need to he...

  • Jeff Lochhead

    If you only read one book this year, this should be it!! It is not very often that I slow down reading a book, because I didn’t want it to end. Harrison’s story challenges one to look beyond their...