The Power of Half

We’re left pondering this: How much do we really need to be happy?

The Power of Half

By Kevin Salwen and Hannah Salwen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010)

Practicing generosity is a powerful way to connect to the world around you, and the Salwen clan of Atlanta — an average upper-middle-class family who decided to give away half its assets to development projects in Africa — knows this better than most. Written by 14-year-old Hannah and her dad, Kevin Salwen, a former Wall Street Journal editor, The Power of Half recounts how this family’s unusual journey brought an already-loving family even closer; how their adventure in collective service deepened emotional bonds.

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