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The Resource The voluntourist : a six-country tale of love, loss, fatherhood, fate, and singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem, Ken Budd

The voluntourist : a six-country tale of love, loss, fatherhood, fate, and singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem, Ken Budd

Label
The voluntourist : a six-country tale of love, loss, fatherhood, fate, and singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem
Title
The voluntourist
Title remainder
a six-country tale of love, loss, fatherhood, fate, and singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem
Statement of responsibility
Ken Budd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 how his father had changed their lives, Ken started questioning his own life--and admitting, after years of denial, that he and his wife would never have children. And then, still struggling with grief--his grief at losing his father, his grief at not being a father--Ken received an e-mail with the subject line: 'Katrinia Relief Volunteer Opportunities.' He signed up. He went to New Orleans. And he kept volunteering: Costa Rica, to teach English; China, to work with special-needs children; Ecuador, to study climate change; the West Bank, to assist refugees; Kenya, to care for orphans. His goal: to find purpose by helping others, one trip at a time"--Page 4 of cover
Summary
After the sudden death of his father, the author embarks on a journey of voluntourism, part do-gooder manifesto, part personal journey, around the world where he decides to make a difference and live a life that matters
Tone
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10116039
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Budd, Ken
Dewey number
  • 361.7/4092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1073
LC item number
.B83 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Budd, Ken
  • Budd, Ken
  • Parents
  • Adult children
  • Self-realization
  • Voluntarism
  • Social action
  • Social service
  • Adult children
  • Parents
  • Self-realization
  • Social action
  • Social service
  • Travel
  • Voluntarism
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a six-country tale of love, loss, fatherhood, fate, and singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem
Label
The voluntourist : a six-country tale of love, loss, fatherhood, fate, and singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem, Ken Budd
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- New Orleans -- Costa Rica -- China -- Ecuador -- Palestine -- Kenya -- Take your own voluntourism adventure
Control code
ocn748286896
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
451 pages
Isbn
9780061946462
Lccn
2011032000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)748286896
Label
The voluntourist : a six-country tale of love, loss, fatherhood, fate, and singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem, Ken Budd
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- New Orleans -- Costa Rica -- China -- Ecuador -- Palestine -- Kenya -- Take your own voluntourism adventure
Control code
ocn748286896
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
451 pages
Isbn
9780061946462
Lccn
2011032000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)748286896

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