Former President Bill Clinton’s upcoming release of GIVING: How Each Of Us Can Change The World, a book about citizen activism, takes an inspiring look at how individual endeavors can save lives and solve problems. It offers compelling examples of both citizen and corporate activism at work in the world today. True to the cause and message of the book, a portion of President Clinton’s proceeds from the book will be donated to charities and nonprofits that are doing their part to change the world. He argues that giving time, skills, objects, and ideas can be just as important as throwing money at a problem. According to Clinton:
“I’ve done my best in this book to demonstrate what I’ve seen firsthand through my Foundation’s work in Africa and around the world: that all kinds of giving can make a profoundly positive difference,” said President Clinton. “The amount of good that so many individuals and NGOs (nongovernmental organizations) have been able to do has proven to me that almost everyone-regardless of income, available time, age, and skills-can do something useful for others and, in the process, strengthen the fabric of our shared humanity.”
The book goes on sale September 4th at which point Clinton will no doubt be making the rounds of promotion. One of the first stops will be a book signing in Austin, Texas on September 14th. The Former President’s Austin visit just happens to coincide with the Austin City Lmits Music Festival. Perhaps if he can carve out some time between his book signing appearance and a speculated Hilary fundraiser, we can expect a cameo with one of the many rock stars gracing the ACL stages. Stay tuned!