In one of the most moving and inspirational public lectures I’ve heard, Kristof shared stories from the new book he composed with his wife Sheryl WuDunn called Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Copies were already sold out before I could purchase one, but based on his words, I cannot wait to read what sounds like an extraordinary book. I’m sure I’ll have more to say once I get started, but in the mean time, here’s a glimpse of the review from The Washington Post:
“Half the Sky” is a call to arms, a call for help, a call for contributions, but also a call for volunteers. It asks us to open our eyes to this enormous humanitarian issue. It does so with exquisitely crafted prose and sensationally interesting material. It provides us with a list of individual hospitals, schools and small charities so that we can contribute to, or at least inform ourselves about, this largely unknown world. I really do think this is one of the most important books I have ever reviewed. I may be wrong, but I don’t think so.
Read the full review here.