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Former President Bill Clinton's new book, GIVING: How Each of Us Can Change the World, hits bookshelves next week. GIVING is Clinton’s latest effort to inspire activism and public service in the world at both the corporate level and at the individual level.

Citing compelling examples of both, he says, “I’ve done my best in this book to demonstrate what I’ve seen firsthand through my Foundation’s work in Africa and around the world: that all kinds of giving can make a profoundly positive difference. The amount of good that so many individuals and NGOs have been able to do has proven to me that almost everyone, regardless of income, available time, age, and skills, can do something useful for others and, in the process, strengthen the fabric of our shared humanity.”

GIVING shines the spotlight on the work of several people and organizations and their remarkable stories. It looks at the act of giving and gives examples of how that in itself can offer fulfillment and a life-changing experience for the giver. Clinton also outlines steps we can all take, and guidelines towards contributing to a better world.

“Bill Clinton’s actions and deeds during his post-presidential years, both directly and through his foundation, have had an extraordinary impact on the lives of millions,” said Sonny Mehta, Chairman and Editor in Chief of Knopf, the book’s publisher. “His new book suggests that all of us can have a profound influence on the lives of others through acts of giving. I believe this book has the power to change both our outlook and our communities, and it will make a real contribution towards turning the world into a better place.”

Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World goes on sale September 4, 2007 and is also available simultaneously in Audio and Large Print from Random House.

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