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A Gift of Hope

Helping the Homeless
Steel, Danielle (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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This book tells the story behind bestselling author Danielle Steel's crusade to help the homeless of San Francisco. In her powerful memoir His Bright Light, the author opened her heart to share the devastating story of the loss of her beloved son. In this new memoir, she shows us how she transformed that pain into a campaign of service that enriched her life beyond what she could imagine. For eleven years, she took to the streets with a small team to help the homeless of San Francisco. She worked anonymously, visiting the "cribs" of the city's most vulnerable citizens under cover of darkness, distributing food, clothing, bedding, tools, and toiletries. She sought no publicity for her efforts and remained anonymous throughout. Now she is speaking up to bring attention to their plight. In this memoir, she talks publicly for the first time about her work among the most desperate members of our society. She offers portraits of the people she met along the way, and issues a call for more effective action to aid this vast, deprived population. Determined to supply the homeless with the basic necessities to keep them alive, she ends up giving them something far more powerful: a voice.
Authors: Steel, Danielle
Title: A gift of hope
helping the homeless
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 128 p. ;,21 cm
Summary: This book tells the story behind bestselling author Danielle Steel's crusade to help the homeless of San Francisco. In her powerful memoir His Bright Light, the author opened her heart to share the devastating story of the loss of her beloved son. In this new memoir, she shows us how she transformed that pain into a campaign of service that enriched her life beyond what she could imagine. For eleven years, she took to the streets with a small team to help the homeless of San Francisco. She worked anonymously, visiting the "cribs" of the city's most vulnerable citizens under cover of darkness, distributing food, clothing, bedding, tools, and toiletries. She sought no publicity for her efforts and remained anonymous throughout. Now she is speaking up to bring attention to their plight. In this memoir, she talks publicly for the first time about her work among the most desperate members of our society. She offers portraits of the people she met along the way, and issues a call for more effective action to aid this vast, deprived population. Determined to supply the homeless with the basic necessities to keep them alive, she ends up giving them something far more powerful: a voice.
ISBN: 034553137X
9780345531377
0345531361
9780345531360
Statement of Responsibility: Danielle Steel
Subject Headings: Homeless persons United States Homelessness United States Steel, Danielle
Topical Term: Homeless persons
Homelessness
LCCN: 2011017260
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Apr 16, 2013
  • writermala rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A far cry from Danielle Steel's usual books, "A Gift of Hope," is a heartrending account of Steel's attempt to help the homeless. She does this following the death of her son, Nick, and it is indeed a worthwhile effort. Many of us have ideas about the homeless ranging from "they are dirty and lazy" to "they are violent." Steel's account goes a long way in dispelling these myths. Her line, "Need is acute in the streets greed is rare," sums it up nicely.

An easy read. This book, like her fiction was very repetitive. But I applaud her for what she has done. She gave from the heart. She gave through body and soul. It was a great financial expense that I can't imagine. But by reading all her books I feel like I can be a part of that too.

Dec 05, 2012
  • soanil rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

it is not a bad book but neither a good one. Steel should better start writing the old way. This the second book which she has messed up. Steel be your self . I am sure you can do it.

Nov 13, 2012
  • sablegirl rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

A different type of book from Danielle Steel. It was a very quick read but not written very well. Not sure what it was supposed to be about; homelessness or how much stuff she gave away. I do give her credit for spending so much of her own money. Not sure I would recommend.

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