Sunday, June 10, 2007

"There is No Me Without You"

William and I have both been reading Melissa Fay Greene's "There is No Me Without You." It is a very interesting book about an Ethiopian woman who after her own grown daughter is lost to AIDS, her heart is opened to the needs of the young children who were without parents, starving, and alone all around her.

Interwoven into this book is an overview of the history of Ethiopia, theories of the progression of the AIDS virus, and why AIDS has reached pandemic proportions in Africa while it is now a chronic condition in the U.S and Europe.

The book ends with heart-warming stories of families and their Ethiopian sons and daughters.

It is an eye-opening book. Ignorance is bliss. Knowledge makes you want to do something.

Let us know if you read it!!


P.S. I hate shopping at Wal-Mart because they have nasty restrooms, but they've been the best place to buy books online lately, and I can use my own potty! "There is No Me Without You" at Wal-Mart

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Becca has just started reading this book too...thanks for the recommendation!