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Nan Alexander Doyal, Dig Where You Are

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
East City Bookshop
645 Pennsylvania AVE SE
Washington, DC 20003


For anyone who has ever wondered if what they do matters or how they can make a difference in their lives - Nan Alexander Doyal's voice is what you've been waiting for.

In her book Dig Where You Are, Doyal introduces us to seven men and women who have solved some of the biggest challenges facing our societies today. Their stories are entertaining, heart-breaking, inspiring and at their core, empowering. From the slums of Mumbai, the villages of Tibet and northeast Thailand, the inner cities of Philadelphia and San Francisco, and a ghetto outside Stockholm, Dig Where You Are tells of an artist, a surgeon, a teacher, a criminologist, an economist, a community organizer and a general physician each of whom saw a way beyond suffering and injustice, took responsibility for the wellbeing of others and ended up transforming lives and communities across the world.

There is a human perspective to these stories that strips away the heroic veneer of its characters and shows recognizable, even average people making a big impact on the world around them. Before becoming a writer, Nan Doyal traveled and worked extensively in North America, Europe and Asia as President of The International Forum. As such she is more than a narrator; she is a guide in the deepest sense. She leads us with knowledge and empathy, sharing stories that are both inspiring and empowering. Like all great guides, she gives us much more than we asked for.

Nan Alexander Doyal has lived and worked in North America, Europe and Asia for more than three decades, most recently as President of The International Forum - an organization designing active learning experiences for the leaders of global corporations. For years she sought out people from all walks of life who were digging where they are -doing what they know how to do in order to make meaningful and sustainable change for the good. To learn more about others who are digging where they are visit the author's website at


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Dig Where You Are: How One Person's Effort Can Save a Life, Empower a Community and Create Meaningful Change in the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780997320305
Availability: Get It In 1-5 Days
Published: Casper Press - January 17th, 2017