Doing Good

Inspirational Stories of Everyday Americans at Home and at Work

by Timothy Harper



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/18/2004

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9780595317882
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9780595769285

About the Book

Doing Good: Inspirational Stories of Everyday Americans at Home and at Work is a collection of profiles of people who have found a way to make a difference-serving their communities, helping friends and family, improving the quality of life and work for colleagues-doing what they can to make the world a better place.

A few of them are famous or prominent, but most of them not known outside their own communities, including:
· The modern-day Helen Keller.
· The widowed great-grandmother who lives alone in the Rocky Mountains and passes along her outdoors skills to children.
· The college professor who spends his summers teaching poor Appalachian kids to use computers.
· Top business executives using their time, money and skills to make a difference.
· The Big City Forest man.
· The best pickup basketball player in America.
· The senior citizens who help other 'silver surfers' lean to use the Internet.
· The lady brewer.
· The man who invented e-mail.

These stories and more provide lessons for all Americans in how to work, how to play and how to live our lives to the fullest.

About the Author

Timothy Harper, based at, is a journalist and author whose work appears in magazines and newspapers around the world. He is a contributing editor for Delta?s Sky magazine and a regular contributor to The Atlantic Monthly and other magazines. Timothy?s nine previous books include License to Steal, Moscow Madness and The Good Beer Book. He contributes to a number of websites, teaches in the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, and serves as a corporate writing coach and editorial consultant. Timothy and his wife, Nancy Bobrowitz, an executive with the Reuters news and information agency, live outside New York City with their children.