The Voluntourist: A Six-country Tale Of Love, Loss, Fatherhood, Fate, And Singing Bon Jovi In…

Paperback | May 8, 2012

byKen Budd

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Ken Budd’s The Voluntourist is a remarkable memoir about losing your father, accepting your fate, and finding your destiny by volunteering around the world for numerous worthy causes: Hurricane Katrina disaster relief in New Orleans, helping special needs children in China, studying climate change in Ecuador, lending a hand—and a heart—at a Palestinian refugee camp in the Middle East, to name but a few. Ken's emotional journey is as inspiring and affecting as those chronicled in Little Princes and Three Cups of Tea. At once a true story of powerful family bonds, of sacrifice, of self-discovery, The Voluntourist is an all-too-human, real-life hero whom you will not soon forget.

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Ken Budd’s The Voluntourist is a remarkable memoir about losing your father, accepting your fate, and finding your destiny by volunteering around the world for numerous worthy causes: Hurricane Katrina disaster relief in New Orleans, helping special needs children in China, studying climate change in Ecuador, lending a hand—and a heart...

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VOL·UN·TOUR·ISTn. 1. A guy who attempts to save the world in an attempt to save himself. 2. Someone who can only do it two weeks at a time.When Ken Budd was thirty-nine, his father collapsed after eighteen holes of golf. Ken and his wife raced to the hospital—but it was too late. In the weeks that followed, as grieving friends revealed...

KEN BUDD is an award-winning writer and editor whose writing credits includeSmithsonian,theWashington Post, McSweeney’s, Stuff, Washingtonian, Modern Humorist, Opium,andWorldview.Ken lives in Burke, Virginia, near Washington, D.C., with his wife.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.74 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006194646X

ISBN - 13:9780061946462

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“Lively...Entertaining...The author’s intelligence and autobiographical honesty engage the reader...Budd is a skilled writer with a good ear for dialogue.”