Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Voluntourist

Ken Budd is trying to come to terms with the reality that, though he desperately wants children, his wife, just as firmly, does not. His beloved father passes away and Budd realizes that there will be no children in his life to mourn his own passing. He decides to divert this desire to have children into efforts to help others and makes plans to volunteer in places of need around the world.

In the course of this book, he ventures to New Orleans after Katrina, to China to work with special needs students, to Costa Rica to teach English, to Ecuador to explore the effect of global warming, to the West Bank to help Palestinians, and to Africa to work with orphans. 

In the process, Budd teaches us that there are ways to effectively work through what appears to be a no-win situation. 

A different kind of travel memoir.

READERBUZZ says:  4 Starzzzz

For more information about Ken Budd and the book visit his website or Facebook page. Follow the rest of the blog tour or look at the Amazon reviews for others' thoughts and opinions on the book.

Thanks to Trish from TLC Book Tours and the publisher for sending me a copy of this book to review.

Ken’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, June 5th: BookNAround
Wednesday, June 6th: Book Club Classics!
Wednesday, June 6th: The Written World
Thursday, June 7th: Travel Spot
Monday, June 11th: Lisa’s Yarns
Tuesday, June 12th: Joyfully Retired
Tuesday, June 19th: West Metro Mommy
Saturday, June 23rd: A Life Sustained
Wednesday, June 27th: readerbuzz
Friday, June 29th: Knowing the Difference
Date TBD: My Bookshelf

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  1. I have this one to read and looking forward to the armchair travel. Glad you liked it.

  2. Replies
    1. I'd never heard of voluntourism before...except for missionary work.

  3. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book for the tour!


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