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

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  • 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...

  • Donna

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make t...

  • Cat W.

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it'...

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

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

  • Michael Huang

    Harrison started playing keyboard in nightclubs after high school and became a promoter. A chance event made him join the effort of hospital ships. He discovered that there is a desperate need for cle...

  • Ed Chang

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

  • Julie Harding

    Between 3.5 and 4 stars. I may come back and up this to 4 stars. Parts of this were tremendously moving and inspirational, while others were a bit boring. Scott Harrison's Thirst: A Story of Redemptio...

  • 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...