One Good Deed

One Good Deed

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Erin McHugh had spent the better part of her adult life doing community work, but in more recent years, the minutiae of life and working as a bookseller kept her busy and away from those higher impulses. Then one day she learned a distant relative was actually going to be canonized. Was this a sign? What followed next was McHugha€™s sincere urge to recapture a sense of charity, and so she set out on her birthday to do one good deed every day for an entire year. Maybe she wouldna€™t be saving orphans from burning buildings, but she wanted to take one small, daily detour and make someone elsea€™s life just a little bit better. One Good Deed is the inspiring, smart, and frequently funny chronicle of that year, in which each page represents a day in McHugha€™s journey to reclaim the better part of herself, inspiring readers to do the same. Praise for One Good Deed: a€œHer memoir will inspire you to flex your do-gooder muscle without being preachy or a Pollyanna.a€ a€“Fitness a€œ7 Good Deeds That Could Change Your Lifea€ a€”Redbook a€œEngaging, funny, wise, and winning. One Good Deed is a measure of humanity and of McHugha€™s own striving towards it.a€ a€”Susan Orlean, author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief a€œThis instructive, funny, utterly relevant book reminds us that the simple (but not-so-simple) act of paying daily attention can make a profound differencea€”to the world around us, and to our very selves.a€ a€”Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion: A Memoir a€œThe best book in the world...because it makes us our best.a€ a€”Nichole Bernier, author of The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.... incident with my cara€” and some advice I was givena€”that had me smiling this morning in my dopey Ford Focus rental. ... It did have a lot of problems, though, and I had taken to carrying a hammer in the glove compartment so I could crawl under the car to rap on the alternator ... And he proceeded to give me a long and expensive list of repairs that would make the MG the showpiece it should have beenanbsp;...

Title:One Good Deed
Author: Erin McHugh
Publisher:Abrams - 2012-10-01

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