Item description for The Good Deed Guide by James Grace...
Go Ahead—Make A Difference.
We all wish people would be nicer to one another, treat others with respect, and be good to fellow neighbors. But who knows how to go about doing that these days? The Good Deed Guide has all the answers.
• Help Someone Cross the Street • Start a Neighborhood Watch • Help a Friend Quit Smoking • Jump-Start a Car
This fully illustrated handbook provides clear step-by-step directions for becoming a better neighbor, a better friend, and a better citizen. All the tricks to putting a smile on someone’s face are right here. James Grace is Executive Director of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts. Lisa Goldblatt Grace is an independent consultant to programs assisting teenage mothers. Together, they try to do some good every day.
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Studio: Quirk Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.6" Width: 4.5" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Mar 31, 2003
Publisher Quirk Books
ISBN 1931686335 ISBN13 9781931686334
Availability 0 units.
More About James Grace
James Grace, coauthor of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Golf, is the father of three young children. He lives outside Boston.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Good Deed Guide?
Uncover the real world and rediscover what really matters Sep 30, 2006
I'm in my mid 30s and felt this book was aimed at the general public, not just kids. As I read this, I realized how much I had either never bothered to learn or was too busy in the business world to bother. This made me step back and reassess where I was spending my energies in career versus community. A very good book.
Feel Better Fast Oct 9, 2003
A non-comprehensive but very useful guide, and initially I thought mostly aimed at children, or at least adults helping children learn the skills behind the good deeds. The only thing missing here is the glaringly absent thank-you owed to Boy and Girl Scouting, as keepers of the Good Deed flame.
But beyond that, it's all in the introduction - what a gift to receive the reminder in our cold, cynical world that good deeds are truly the way to make a difference. It's a simple message, but a profound one to the individual now. Even skilled adults will learn a thing or two as the authors encourage letting our good deed reach exceed our grasp.
Divided into four sections (first aid, friends and neighbors, strangers, and community), the randomish selection of good deeds plumb skill levels from the elementary (making chicken soup for a sick friend) to the truly friendship-as-art (helping a friend quit smoking or comforting a grieving friend).
A sure-fire balm for the urban cynic (highly recommended post-election for Californians).