The Work

The Work

My Search for A Life That Matters

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"Wes Moore's remarkable bestseller The Other Wes Moore ends when Wes completes his journey from a fatherless delinquent to college graduate and heads off to Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship. But what happens next? Next, he had to figure out the answer to the question: What is your work? More than finding a job, he had to find the work he was meant to do. For the next decade, Wes traced a path through some of the most fascinating and high-pressure workspaces in the world: an American student at Oxford after 9/11; a combat officer in Afghanistan during the most intense years of fighting; a White House fellow during the tumult of the late Bush years; an Obama organizer during that historic campaign; a Wall Street banker at the cusp of the financial crisis; and finally, back home to Baltimore, working to revitalize that troubled city. This is the story of how one young man traced a path through the world to discover the meaning of his life -- and how after a series of misdirections and lesson-teaching mistakes, he found that meaning in service. Wes weaves the episodes and moments of decision in his own life with those of a dozen other changemakers from every walk of life who confronted the question "what is my work?" and found their own answers, to help readers see how we can each find our own path to purpose and to creating a better world"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2014
New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2014
ISBN: 9780679646013
Branch Call Number: B MOORE 2014
Characteristics: 248 pages cm


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Jan 16, 2015

Listen to an interview of this author about this book here

LMcShaneCLE Jan 13, 2015

When spring blows into Cleveland this March,
ideastream Education will present Get Ready to
Graduate: An American Graduate Conversation.
The event will be held in the Westfield Insurance
Studio Theatre at the Idea Center® at
PlayhouseSquare on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
ideastream is pleased to host author Wes Moore
as the keynote speaker of this event. Moore is a
youth advocate, Army combat veteran, social
entrepreneur, and host of Beyond Belief on the
Oprah Winfrey Network. His first book, The Other
Wes Moore, was a New York Times bestseller.
After Moore’s talk, a panel of key community
leaders will respond to issues brought up in his
presentation, as well as other topics, including the
need to expand high-quality pre-K experiences,
initiatives aimed at curtailing summer learning
loss, and dropout-prevention remedies in
Northeast Ohio.
In addition to Moore’s presentation and the panel
discussion, the National Summer Learning
Association will be highlighted, and Ready to Learn
transmedia will be on display. Attendees will
receive Moore’s newest book, The Work.


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