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Chasing Misery was launched on 8th March, 2014 – International Women’s Day. It is available in both printed and ebook versions. Please click on the link below to buy the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!, July 19, 2014 Jorge Valdez This was a great read!! It’s a must have and a must share!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful and distinctive, May 15, 2014 By jas2263 Uniquely positioned authors provide forceful, smart, compelling insight into a world that is little known yet at the forefront of multiple essential projects across the globe. Equally fascinating for those with field experience and for general readers.
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly interesting read, May 14, 2014 By Megan Gayford This is a terrific collection of short stories concerning women in humanitarian work. Emotional, clever and heart wrenching. Highly recommended. Bought it because a friend is one of the writers and did not regret it in the least. I would conclude that each volunteer goes through a very different and personal experience but most require not readily-available support.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, April 28, 2014 By Reka Sztopa For the humanitarian aid worker, each story in Chasing Misery will conjure up memories of places, people and situations they have experienced. From the ever-moving target of ‘the field’ to holding tight to ‘the subtle thread,’ each story offers a chance to relive and rethink our experiences, and to learn from the wisdom of our colleagues. For those outside the sphere of humanitarian aid and the NGO world, Chasing Misery offers a rare glimpse, from women’s perspectives, into the daily successes, failures and challenges of humanitarian aid work and the constant questioning of what we do, how we do it, and the choices we make in our own lives amidst it.An excellent read for anyone who does aid work, wants to start a career in it or is simply interested in learning more about it from a fresh perspective!
5.0 out of 5 stars Young Women doing God’s Work., April 10, 2014 By John Phillips A fantastic experience of young women from all parts of the world doing good for the less fortunate people on this planet.
5.0 out of 5 stars Chasing Misery, April 8, 2014 By Scott Bartlett (VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA, US) Absolutely amazing essays and photos from some very heroic women who do nothing more than care for humankind and giving some hope to those who have none.
5.0 out of 5 stars A great range of real stories, March 20, 2014 By Dr. DMJ Roberson Unvarnished quiet heroism – not macho or contrived. The genuine experiences of committed women doing extraordinary work. Don’t be put off by the title!
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!!, March 14, 2014 By Christina Crow Cruz These essays are an excellent portrayal of the struggles, heartbreak, and hope faced by humanitarian aid workers in the field! A must read for those who have worked in or are considering working in the field!
5.0 out of 5 stars Have you ever wanted to know what humanitarian work is really like?, March 10, 2014 By Tara Wambugu As a woman and a humanitarian aid worker, I was thrilled to read this book. The essays are written by various women who have worked in diverse humanitarian emergencies: South Sudan, Haiti, Syria, Uganda, DRC, and may others. The stories are personal, poignant, and evocative of the realities of working in the field. Through their stories, the women who contributed to this book show us the power of empathy, the excruciating realities of emergency response, and even the dark side of humanitarian aid. Reading their tales, we experience the joy of helping others, the pain of seeing the limits of your own work, and the suffering of untold millions struggling with war, natural disasters, and poverty. Anyone considering a life working for an aid organization should get their hands on this book!