Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World

Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World

An inspiring personal story of redemption, second chances, and the transformative power within us all, from the founder and CEO of the nonprofit charity: water. At 28 years old, Scott Harrison had it all. A top nightclub promoter in New York City, his life was an endless cycle of drugs, booze, models--repeat. But 10 years in, desperately unhappy and morally bankrupt, he as An inspiring personal story of redemption, second chances, and the transformative power within us all, from the found...

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Title:Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World
Author:Scott Harrison
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1524762849
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World Reviews

  • Heather
    Nov 20, 2018

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

  • Rebecca
    Mar 05, 2019

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

    i was really cynical about reading this book, because when you work for a non-profit, charity: water is the ideal. what i loved is scott harrison?s no-holding-back look at his failures and successes over 20 years. this book was refreshing, helped me learn more about the global water ...

    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen resonated with what I was reading. Please buy this book when it's released in Octobe...

    This is my #1 for the year. ...

    Harrison started playing keyboard in nightclubs after high school and became a promoter. A chance event made him join the effort of hospital ships. He discovered that there is a desperate need for clean water in Africa and started to pursue well drilling there. The book is his personal...

    Amazing, touching story of a man on a path to reinvent himself and make a difference in the world ...

    everyone should read this book. i seriously want to go out and change the world after reading this. ...

    Between 3.5 and 4 stars. I may come back and up this to 4 stars. Parts of this were tremendously moving and inspirational, while others were a bit boring. Scott Harrison's Thirst: A Story of Redemption is a worthy and inspirational tale, if a little long-winded. The incredible parts in...

    This is a very personal story by Scott Harrison of his journey from a confused, rebellious young boy whose mother had a strange illness and whose parents became zealous in their faith to a selfish, partying young man to the founder of a wonderful charity hoping to make a real differenc...

    Outstanding book! You'll be inspired when you read or listen to this memoir about the founder of Charity Water. I listened to the audio, and it was great to hear the author read his story. ...

    This book solidifies Harrison's seat at the table alongside Nicholas Kristof and Dr. Paul Farmer. His journey around the world and back again is rivaled only by his quest to quench the world's insatiable thirst for clean water. While Harrison discovers and cultivates his Christian fait...

    Loved it. I feel inspired and refreshed. ...

    This book is not just about a charity, it's about so much more. Of all the books I have read this year, this has been my favorite by far. This intersects many fields of interest, so I believe that even if you aren't sure you want to read a book about a 'charity' that you will find v...

    I very rarely give five stars to any book, but this one checked all the right boxes for me. If you are not familiar with charity:water and Scott Harrison?s story he spends about the first third of the book giving a great history. One learns about his childhood, his family, life event...

    What I loved: The parts when Scott focused on the stories of those chairity:water serves and the stories of people who have partnered with him along the way. It read like a thank you & celebration of their efforts. I was awed and reminded of the magnitude of the potable water prob...

    The book was okay, but I didn't love it. One thing that bothered me was that this book felt very much like a christian book. Which is totally fine, except there is no mention of this in the description, and I really would have liked to know that before I started reading it. ...

    Extremely inspirational and at times truly unbelievable. This book is actually filled with quite a few business lessons, leadership lessons and overall life lessons that most of us probably need to hear. ...

    This book has some really great parts, and the story overall is very inspiring. But the beginning (and a few paragraphs interspersed through the rest of the book) is just soooo evangelical. I nearly stopped reading it because the first couple chapters all have ?come to Jesus? type ...

    I didn't know much about "charity: water" before reading Thirst. Now I know a lot and I'm amazed. This book contains a powerful story, which I would recommend to be read by more people. I was a bit bothered by the religious angle. Also, the second part of the book is weaker than the...

    Feelings! All the feelings. I don't read a lot if nonfiction, and especially not memoirs, but I'm really glad I read this one. My nonprofit book club picked it because charity: water is known to be innovating, but it was so much more than that. This book read like a memoir not just...

    I really loved this book. Scott's journey was really inspirational and enlightening. His energy and passion are infectious, he is a fantastic story teller, and he really makes you invested in everything he talks about. The book is a well-presented amalgamation of a PSA for an important...

    I heard Scott Harrison on Dax Shepherd's Armchair Expert podcast and I knew I had to get my hands on this book eventually. Thanks to the Lincoln City Libraries for putting it out front! It's worth reading simply to know how the rest of the world lives--which, when we're talking about w...

  • Jeff Lochhead
    Oct 25, 2018

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

    i was really cynical about reading this book, because when you work for a non-profit, charity: water is the ideal. what i loved is scott harrison?s no-holding-back look at his failures and successes over 20 years. this book was refreshing, helped me learn more about the global water ...

    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen resonated with what I was reading. Please buy this book when it's released in Octobe...

    This is my #1 for the year. ...

    Harrison started playing keyboard in nightclubs after high school and became a promoter. A chance event made him join the effort of hospital ships. He discovered that there is a desperate need for clean water in Africa and started to pursue well drilling there. The book is his personal...

    Amazing, touching story of a man on a path to reinvent himself and make a difference in the world ...

    everyone should read this book. i seriously want to go out and change the world after reading this. ...

    Between 3.5 and 4 stars. I may come back and up this to 4 stars. Parts of this were tremendously moving and inspirational, while others were a bit boring. Scott Harrison's Thirst: A Story of Redemption is a worthy and inspirational tale, if a little long-winded. The incredible parts in...

    This is a very personal story by Scott Harrison of his journey from a confused, rebellious young boy whose mother had a strange illness and whose parents became zealous in their faith to a selfish, partying young man to the founder of a wonderful charity hoping to make a real differenc...

    Outstanding book! You'll be inspired when you read or listen to this memoir about the founder of Charity Water. I listened to the audio, and it was great to hear the author read his story. ...

    This book solidifies Harrison's seat at the table alongside Nicholas Kristof and Dr. Paul Farmer. His journey around the world and back again is rivaled only by his quest to quench the world's insatiable thirst for clean water. While Harrison discovers and cultivates his Christian fait...

    Loved it. I feel inspired and refreshed. ...

    This book is not just about a charity, it's about so much more. Of all the books I have read this year, this has been my favorite by far. This intersects many fields of interest, so I believe that even if you aren't sure you want to read a book about a 'charity' that you will find v...

    I very rarely give five stars to any book, but this one checked all the right boxes for me. If you are not familiar with charity:water and Scott Harrison?s story he spends about the first third of the book giving a great history. One learns about his childhood, his family, life event...

    What I loved: The parts when Scott focused on the stories of those chairity:water serves and the stories of people who have partnered with him along the way. It read like a thank you & celebration of their efforts. I was awed and reminded of the magnitude of the potable water prob...

    The book was okay, but I didn't love it. One thing that bothered me was that this book felt very much like a christian book. Which is totally fine, except there is no mention of this in the description, and I really would have liked to know that before I started reading it. ...

    Extremely inspirational and at times truly unbelievable. This book is actually filled with quite a few business lessons, leadership lessons and overall life lessons that most of us probably need to hear. ...

    This book has some really great parts, and the story overall is very inspiring. But the beginning (and a few paragraphs interspersed through the rest of the book) is just soooo evangelical. I nearly stopped reading it because the first couple chapters all have ?come to Jesus? type ...

    I didn't know much about "charity: water" before reading Thirst. Now I know a lot and I'm amazed. This book contains a powerful story, which I would recommend to be read by more people. I was a bit bothered by the religious angle. Also, the second part of the book is weaker than the...

    Feelings! All the feelings. I don't read a lot if nonfiction, and especially not memoirs, but I'm really glad I read this one. My nonprofit book club picked it because charity: water is known to be innovating, but it was so much more than that. This book read like a memoir not just...

    I really loved this book. Scott's journey was really inspirational and enlightening. His energy and passion are infectious, he is a fantastic story teller, and he really makes you invested in everything he talks about. The book is a well-presented amalgamation of a PSA for an important...

    I heard Scott Harrison on Dax Shepherd's Armchair Expert podcast and I knew I had to get my hands on this book eventually. Thanks to the Lincoln City Libraries for putting it out front! It's worth reading simply to know how the rest of the world lives--which, when we're talking about w...

    I was more interested in hearing stories about people getting water than Scott?s story, though much of the book revolves around him. He seems to really hype up his time as a club promoter, maybe with some regrets. He tries to get sympathy for flying in coach, or the difficulties of w...

    I needed to separate the mission of charity: water from the experience of reading the book in order to rate the book. The mission gets all the stars! It is an honorable and worthy and, i think, well-run charity that deserves a lot of support from everyone. I have been supporting it thr...

    I love this company and what it stands for. Scott Harrison has built so much integrity and sustainability into the process of supplying clean water to developing countries. I was consistently impressed by the 100% model and the dedication to excellence he asked of himself and his team....

    If you only read one book this year, this should be it!! It is not very often that I slow down reading a book, because I didn?t want it to end. Harrison?s story challenges one to look beyond their comforts and step into the incredibly transforming lifestyle of living by faith. In h...

  • Sucia
    Oct 08, 2018

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

    i was really cynical about reading this book, because when you work for a non-profit, charity: water is the ideal. what i loved is scott harrison?s no-holding-back look at his failures and successes over 20 years. this book was refreshing, helped me learn more about the global water ...

    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen resonated with what I was reading. Please buy this book when it's released in Octobe...

    This is my #1 for the year. ...

    Harrison started playing keyboard in nightclubs after high school and became a promoter. A chance event made him join the effort of hospital ships. He discovered that there is a desperate need for clean water in Africa and started to pursue well drilling there. The book is his personal...

    Amazing, touching story of a man on a path to reinvent himself and make a difference in the world ...

    everyone should read this book. i seriously want to go out and change the world after reading this. ...

    Between 3.5 and 4 stars. I may come back and up this to 4 stars. Parts of this were tremendously moving and inspirational, while others were a bit boring. Scott Harrison's Thirst: A Story of Redemption is a worthy and inspirational tale, if a little long-winded. The incredible parts in...

    This is a very personal story by Scott Harrison of his journey from a confused, rebellious young boy whose mother had a strange illness and whose parents became zealous in their faith to a selfish, partying young man to the founder of a wonderful charity hoping to make a real differenc...

    Outstanding book! You'll be inspired when you read or listen to this memoir about the founder of Charity Water. I listened to the audio, and it was great to hear the author read his story. ...

    This book solidifies Harrison's seat at the table alongside Nicholas Kristof and Dr. Paul Farmer. His journey around the world and back again is rivaled only by his quest to quench the world's insatiable thirst for clean water. While Harrison discovers and cultivates his Christian fait...

    Loved it. I feel inspired and refreshed. ...

    This book is not just about a charity, it's about so much more. Of all the books I have read this year, this has been my favorite by far. This intersects many fields of interest, so I believe that even if you aren't sure you want to read a book about a 'charity' that you will find v...

    I very rarely give five stars to any book, but this one checked all the right boxes for me. If you are not familiar with charity:water and Scott Harrison?s story he spends about the first third of the book giving a great history. One learns about his childhood, his family, life event...

    What I loved: The parts when Scott focused on the stories of those chairity:water serves and the stories of people who have partnered with him along the way. It read like a thank you & celebration of their efforts. I was awed and reminded of the magnitude of the potable water prob...

  • Avid
    Jan 15, 2019

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

    i was really cynical about reading this book, because when you work for a non-profit, charity: water is the ideal. what i loved is scott harrison?s no-holding-back look at his failures and successes over 20 years. this book was refreshing, helped me learn more about the global water ...

    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen resonated with what I was reading. Please buy this book when it's released in Octobe...

    This is my #1 for the year. ...

    Harrison started playing keyboard in nightclubs after high school and became a promoter. A chance event made him join the effort of hospital ships. He discovered that there is a desperate need for clean water in Africa and started to pursue well drilling there. The book is his personal...

    Amazing, touching story of a man on a path to reinvent himself and make a difference in the world ...

    everyone should read this book. i seriously want to go out and change the world after reading this. ...

    Between 3.5 and 4 stars. I may come back and up this to 4 stars. Parts of this were tremendously moving and inspirational, while others were a bit boring. Scott Harrison's Thirst: A Story of Redemption is a worthy and inspirational tale, if a little long-winded. The incredible parts in...

    This is a very personal story by Scott Harrison of his journey from a confused, rebellious young boy whose mother had a strange illness and whose parents became zealous in their faith to a selfish, partying young man to the founder of a wonderful charity hoping to make a real differenc...

    Outstanding book! You'll be inspired when you read or listen to this memoir about the founder of Charity Water. I listened to the audio, and it was great to hear the author read his story. ...

    This book solidifies Harrison's seat at the table alongside Nicholas Kristof and Dr. Paul Farmer. His journey around the world and back again is rivaled only by his quest to quench the world's insatiable thirst for clean water. While Harrison discovers and cultivates his Christian fait...

    Loved it. I feel inspired and refreshed. ...

    This book is not just about a charity, it's about so much more. Of all the books I have read this year, this has been my favorite by far. This intersects many fields of interest, so I believe that even if you aren't sure you want to read a book about a 'charity' that you will find v...

    I very rarely give five stars to any book, but this one checked all the right boxes for me. If you are not familiar with charity:water and Scott Harrison?s story he spends about the first third of the book giving a great history. One learns about his childhood, his family, life event...

    What I loved: The parts when Scott focused on the stories of those chairity:water serves and the stories of people who have partnered with him along the way. It read like a thank you & celebration of their efforts. I was awed and reminded of the magnitude of the potable water prob...

    The book was okay, but I didn't love it. One thing that bothered me was that this book felt very much like a christian book. Which is totally fine, except there is no mention of this in the description, and I really would have liked to know that before I started reading it. ...

    Extremely inspirational and at times truly unbelievable. This book is actually filled with quite a few business lessons, leadership lessons and overall life lessons that most of us probably need to hear. ...

    This book has some really great parts, and the story overall is very inspiring. But the beginning (and a few paragraphs interspersed through the rest of the book) is just soooo evangelical. I nearly stopped reading it because the first couple chapters all have ?come to Jesus? type ...

    I didn't know much about "charity: water" before reading Thirst. Now I know a lot and I'm amazed. This book contains a powerful story, which I would recommend to be read by more people. I was a bit bothered by the religious angle. Also, the second part of the book is weaker than the...

    Feelings! All the feelings. I don't read a lot if nonfiction, and especially not memoirs, but I'm really glad I read this one. My nonprofit book club picked it because charity: water is known to be innovating, but it was so much more than that. This book read like a memoir not just...

    I really loved this book. Scott's journey was really inspirational and enlightening. His energy and passion are infectious, he is a fantastic story teller, and he really makes you invested in everything he talks about. The book is a well-presented amalgamation of a PSA for an important...

    I heard Scott Harrison on Dax Shepherd's Armchair Expert podcast and I knew I had to get my hands on this book eventually. Thanks to the Lincoln City Libraries for putting it out front! It's worth reading simply to know how the rest of the world lives--which, when we're talking about w...

    I was more interested in hearing stories about people getting water than Scott?s story, though much of the book revolves around him. He seems to really hype up his time as a club promoter, maybe with some regrets. He tries to get sympathy for flying in coach, or the difficulties of w...

    I needed to separate the mission of charity: water from the experience of reading the book in order to rate the book. The mission gets all the stars! It is an honorable and worthy and, i think, well-run charity that deserves a lot of support from everyone. I have been supporting it thr...

  • Carrie Turansky
    Dec 28, 2018

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

    i was really cynical about reading this book, because when you work for a non-profit, charity: water is the ideal. what i loved is scott harrison?s no-holding-back look at his failures and successes over 20 years. this book was refreshing, helped me learn more about the global water ...

    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen resonated with what I was reading. Please buy this book when it's released in Octobe...

    This is my #1 for the year. ...

    Harrison started playing keyboard in nightclubs after high school and became a promoter. A chance event made him join the effort of hospital ships. He discovered that there is a desperate need for clean water in Africa and started to pursue well drilling there. The book is his personal...

    Amazing, touching story of a man on a path to reinvent himself and make a difference in the world ...

    everyone should read this book. i seriously want to go out and change the world after reading this. ...

    Between 3.5 and 4 stars. I may come back and up this to 4 stars. Parts of this were tremendously moving and inspirational, while others were a bit boring. Scott Harrison's Thirst: A Story of Redemption is a worthy and inspirational tale, if a little long-winded. The incredible parts in...

    This is a very personal story by Scott Harrison of his journey from a confused, rebellious young boy whose mother had a strange illness and whose parents became zealous in their faith to a selfish, partying young man to the founder of a wonderful charity hoping to make a real differenc...

    Outstanding book! You'll be inspired when you read or listen to this memoir about the founder of Charity Water. I listened to the audio, and it was great to hear the author read his story. ...

  • Cat W.
    Nov 03, 2018

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

  • Daniel Henderson
    Nov 01, 2018

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

    i was really cynical about reading this book, because when you work for a non-profit, charity: water is the ideal. what i loved is scott harrison?s no-holding-back look at his failures and successes over 20 years. this book was refreshing, helped me learn more about the global water ...

    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen resonated with what I was reading. Please buy this book when it's released in Octobe...

    This is my #1 for the year. ...

  • Deb
    Dec 29, 2018

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

    i was really cynical about reading this book, because when you work for a non-profit, charity: water is the ideal. what i loved is scott harrison?s no-holding-back look at his failures and successes over 20 years. this book was refreshing, helped me learn more about the global water ...

    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen resonated with what I was reading. Please buy this book when it's released in Octobe...

    This is my #1 for the year. ...

    Harrison started playing keyboard in nightclubs after high school and became a promoter. A chance event made him join the effort of hospital ships. He discovered that there is a desperate need for clean water in Africa and started to pursue well drilling there. The book is his personal...

    Amazing, touching story of a man on a path to reinvent himself and make a difference in the world ...

    everyone should read this book. i seriously want to go out and change the world after reading this. ...

    Between 3.5 and 4 stars. I may come back and up this to 4 stars. Parts of this were tremendously moving and inspirational, while others were a bit boring. Scott Harrison's Thirst: A Story of Redemption is a worthy and inspirational tale, if a little long-winded. The incredible parts in...

    This is a very personal story by Scott Harrison of his journey from a confused, rebellious young boy whose mother had a strange illness and whose parents became zealous in their faith to a selfish, partying young man to the founder of a wonderful charity hoping to make a real differenc...

    Outstanding book! You'll be inspired when you read or listen to this memoir about the founder of Charity Water. I listened to the audio, and it was great to hear the author read his story. ...

    This book solidifies Harrison's seat at the table alongside Nicholas Kristof and Dr. Paul Farmer. His journey around the world and back again is rivaled only by his quest to quench the world's insatiable thirst for clean water. While Harrison discovers and cultivates his Christian fait...

    Loved it. I feel inspired and refreshed. ...

  • Brian Egge
    Apr 16, 2019

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

    i was really cynical about reading this book, because when you work for a non-profit, charity: water is the ideal. what i loved is scott harrison?s no-holding-back look at his failures and successes over 20 years. this book was refreshing, helped me learn more about the global water ...

    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen resonated with what I was reading. Please buy this book when it's released in Octobe...

    This is my #1 for the year. ...

    Harrison started playing keyboard in nightclubs after high school and became a promoter. A chance event made him join the effort of hospital ships. He discovered that there is a desperate need for clean water in Africa and started to pursue well drilling there. The book is his personal...

    Amazing, touching story of a man on a path to reinvent himself and make a difference in the world ...

    everyone should read this book. i seriously want to go out and change the world after reading this. ...

    Between 3.5 and 4 stars. I may come back and up this to 4 stars. Parts of this were tremendously moving and inspirational, while others were a bit boring. Scott Harrison's Thirst: A Story of Redemption is a worthy and inspirational tale, if a little long-winded. The incredible parts in...

    This is a very personal story by Scott Harrison of his journey from a confused, rebellious young boy whose mother had a strange illness and whose parents became zealous in their faith to a selfish, partying young man to the founder of a wonderful charity hoping to make a real differenc...

    Outstanding book! You'll be inspired when you read or listen to this memoir about the founder of Charity Water. I listened to the audio, and it was great to hear the author read his story. ...

    This book solidifies Harrison's seat at the table alongside Nicholas Kristof and Dr. Paul Farmer. His journey around the world and back again is rivaled only by his quest to quench the world's insatiable thirst for clean water. While Harrison discovers and cultivates his Christian fait...

    Loved it. I feel inspired and refreshed. ...

    This book is not just about a charity, it's about so much more. Of all the books I have read this year, this has been my favorite by far. This intersects many fields of interest, so I believe that even if you aren't sure you want to read a book about a 'charity' that you will find v...

    I very rarely give five stars to any book, but this one checked all the right boxes for me. If you are not familiar with charity:water and Scott Harrison?s story he spends about the first third of the book giving a great history. One learns about his childhood, his family, life event...

    What I loved: The parts when Scott focused on the stories of those chairity:water serves and the stories of people who have partnered with him along the way. It read like a thank you & celebration of their efforts. I was awed and reminded of the magnitude of the potable water prob...

    The book was okay, but I didn't love it. One thing that bothered me was that this book felt very much like a christian book. Which is totally fine, except there is no mention of this in the description, and I really would have liked to know that before I started reading it. ...

    Extremely inspirational and at times truly unbelievable. This book is actually filled with quite a few business lessons, leadership lessons and overall life lessons that most of us probably need to hear. ...

    This book has some really great parts, and the story overall is very inspiring. But the beginning (and a few paragraphs interspersed through the rest of the book) is just soooo evangelical. I nearly stopped reading it because the first couple chapters all have ?come to Jesus? type ...

    I didn't know much about "charity: water" before reading Thirst. Now I know a lot and I'm amazed. This book contains a powerful story, which I would recommend to be read by more people. I was a bit bothered by the religious angle. Also, the second part of the book is weaker than the...

    Feelings! All the feelings. I don't read a lot if nonfiction, and especially not memoirs, but I'm really glad I read this one. My nonprofit book club picked it because charity: water is known to be innovating, but it was so much more than that. This book read like a memoir not just...

    I really loved this book. Scott's journey was really inspirational and enlightening. His energy and passion are infectious, he is a fantastic story teller, and he really makes you invested in everything he talks about. The book is a well-presented amalgamation of a PSA for an important...

    I heard Scott Harrison on Dax Shepherd's Armchair Expert podcast and I knew I had to get my hands on this book eventually. Thanks to the Lincoln City Libraries for putting it out front! It's worth reading simply to know how the rest of the world lives--which, when we're talking about w...

    I was more interested in hearing stories about people getting water than Scott?s story, though much of the book revolves around him. He seems to really hype up his time as a club promoter, maybe with some regrets. He tries to get sympathy for flying in coach, or the difficulties of w...

  • Michael Huang
    Dec 14, 2018

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

    i was really cynical about reading this book, because when you work for a non-profit, charity: water is the ideal. what i loved is scott harrison?s no-holding-back look at his failures and successes over 20 years. this book was refreshing, helped me learn more about the global water ...

    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen resonated with what I was reading. Please buy this book when it's released in Octobe...

    This is my #1 for the year. ...

    Harrison started playing keyboard in nightclubs after high school and became a promoter. A chance event made him join the effort of hospital ships. He discovered that there is a desperate need for clean water in Africa and started to pursue well drilling there. The book is his personal...

  • Donna
    Jan 04, 2019

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

  • Diego Parada Herrera
    Dec 20, 2018

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

    i was really cynical about reading this book, because when you work for a non-profit, charity: water is the ideal. what i loved is scott harrison?s no-holding-back look at his failures and successes over 20 years. this book was refreshing, helped me learn more about the global water ...

    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen resonated with what I was reading. Please buy this book when it's released in Octobe...

    This is my #1 for the year. ...

    Harrison started playing keyboard in nightclubs after high school and became a promoter. A chance event made him join the effort of hospital ships. He discovered that there is a desperate need for clean water in Africa and started to pursue well drilling there. The book is his personal...

    Amazing, touching story of a man on a path to reinvent himself and make a difference in the world ...

    everyone should read this book. i seriously want to go out and change the world after reading this. ...

    Between 3.5 and 4 stars. I may come back and up this to 4 stars. Parts of this were tremendously moving and inspirational, while others were a bit boring. Scott Harrison's Thirst: A Story of Redemption is a worthy and inspirational tale, if a little long-winded. The incredible parts in...

    This is a very personal story by Scott Harrison of his journey from a confused, rebellious young boy whose mother had a strange illness and whose parents became zealous in their faith to a selfish, partying young man to the founder of a wonderful charity hoping to make a real differenc...

    Outstanding book! You'll be inspired when you read or listen to this memoir about the founder of Charity Water. I listened to the audio, and it was great to hear the author read his story. ...

    This book solidifies Harrison's seat at the table alongside Nicholas Kristof and Dr. Paul Farmer. His journey around the world and back again is rivaled only by his quest to quench the world's insatiable thirst for clean water. While Harrison discovers and cultivates his Christian fait...

    Loved it. I feel inspired and refreshed. ...

    This book is not just about a charity, it's about so much more. Of all the books I have read this year, this has been my favorite by far. This intersects many fields of interest, so I believe that even if you aren't sure you want to read a book about a 'charity' that you will find v...

    I very rarely give five stars to any book, but this one checked all the right boxes for me. If you are not familiar with charity:water and Scott Harrison?s story he spends about the first third of the book giving a great history. One learns about his childhood, his family, life event...

    What I loved: The parts when Scott focused on the stories of those chairity:water serves and the stories of people who have partnered with him along the way. It read like a thank you & celebration of their efforts. I was awed and reminded of the magnitude of the potable water prob...

    The book was okay, but I didn't love it. One thing that bothered me was that this book felt very much like a christian book. Which is totally fine, except there is no mention of this in the description, and I really would have liked to know that before I started reading it. ...

    Extremely inspirational and at times truly unbelievable. This book is actually filled with quite a few business lessons, leadership lessons and overall life lessons that most of us probably need to hear. ...

    This book has some really great parts, and the story overall is very inspiring. But the beginning (and a few paragraphs interspersed through the rest of the book) is just soooo evangelical. I nearly stopped reading it because the first couple chapters all have ?come to Jesus? type ...

    I didn't know much about "charity: water" before reading Thirst. Now I know a lot and I'm amazed. This book contains a powerful story, which I would recommend to be read by more people. I was a bit bothered by the religious angle. Also, the second part of the book is weaker than the...

    Feelings! All the feelings. I don't read a lot if nonfiction, and especially not memoirs, but I'm really glad I read this one. My nonprofit book club picked it because charity: water is known to be innovating, but it was so much more than that. This book read like a memoir not just...

    I really loved this book. Scott's journey was really inspirational and enlightening. His energy and passion are infectious, he is a fantastic story teller, and he really makes you invested in everything he talks about. The book is a well-presented amalgamation of a PSA for an important...

    I heard Scott Harrison on Dax Shepherd's Armchair Expert podcast and I knew I had to get my hands on this book eventually. Thanks to the Lincoln City Libraries for putting it out front! It's worth reading simply to know how the rest of the world lives--which, when we're talking about w...

    I was more interested in hearing stories about people getting water than Scott?s story, though much of the book revolves around him. He seems to really hype up his time as a club promoter, maybe with some regrets. He tries to get sympathy for flying in coach, or the difficulties of w...

    I needed to separate the mission of charity: water from the experience of reading the book in order to rate the book. The mission gets all the stars! It is an honorable and worthy and, i think, well-run charity that deserves a lot of support from everyone. I have been supporting it thr...

    I love this company and what it stands for. Scott Harrison has built so much integrity and sustainability into the process of supplying clean water to developing countries. I was consistently impressed by the 100% model and the dedication to excellence he asked of himself and his team....

    If you only read one book this year, this should be it!! It is not very often that I slow down reading a book, because I didn?t want it to end. Harrison?s story challenges one to look beyond their comforts and step into the incredibly transforming lifestyle of living by faith. In h...

    Scott?s story is one of the most inspiring of our time. He tells us how he went from nightclub promoter to star philanthropist. He makes a statement about how is never too late for changing our life for the best. And he explains the work and the vision that has led charity: water to ...

  • Hannah Van Dyk
    Feb 26, 2019

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

    i was really cynical about reading this book, because when you work for a non-profit, charity: water is the ideal. what i loved is scott harrison?s no-holding-back look at his failures and successes over 20 years. this book was refreshing, helped me learn more about the global water ...

  • Lindsay Hickman
    Oct 17, 2018

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

    i was really cynical about reading this book, because when you work for a non-profit, charity: water is the ideal. what i loved is scott harrison?s no-holding-back look at his failures and successes over 20 years. this book was refreshing, helped me learn more about the global water ...

    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen resonated with what I was reading. Please buy this book when it's released in Octobe...

    This is my #1 for the year. ...

    Harrison started playing keyboard in nightclubs after high school and became a promoter. A chance event made him join the effort of hospital ships. He discovered that there is a desperate need for clean water in Africa and started to pursue well drilling there. The book is his personal...

    Amazing, touching story of a man on a path to reinvent himself and make a difference in the world ...

    everyone should read this book. i seriously want to go out and change the world after reading this. ...

    Between 3.5 and 4 stars. I may come back and up this to 4 stars. Parts of this were tremendously moving and inspirational, while others were a bit boring. Scott Harrison's Thirst: A Story of Redemption is a worthy and inspirational tale, if a little long-winded. The incredible parts in...

    This is a very personal story by Scott Harrison of his journey from a confused, rebellious young boy whose mother had a strange illness and whose parents became zealous in their faith to a selfish, partying young man to the founder of a wonderful charity hoping to make a real differenc...

    Outstanding book! You'll be inspired when you read or listen to this memoir about the founder of Charity Water. I listened to the audio, and it was great to hear the author read his story. ...

    This book solidifies Harrison's seat at the table alongside Nicholas Kristof and Dr. Paul Farmer. His journey around the world and back again is rivaled only by his quest to quench the world's insatiable thirst for clean water. While Harrison discovers and cultivates his Christian fait...

    Loved it. I feel inspired and refreshed. ...

    This book is not just about a charity, it's about so much more. Of all the books I have read this year, this has been my favorite by far. This intersects many fields of interest, so I believe that even if you aren't sure you want to read a book about a 'charity' that you will find v...

    I very rarely give five stars to any book, but this one checked all the right boxes for me. If you are not familiar with charity:water and Scott Harrison?s story he spends about the first third of the book giving a great history. One learns about his childhood, his family, life event...

  • Samuel Wood
    Apr 06, 2018

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

    i was really cynical about reading this book, because when you work for a non-profit, charity: water is the ideal. what i loved is scott harrison?s no-holding-back look at his failures and successes over 20 years. this book was refreshing, helped me learn more about the global water ...

    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen resonated with what I was reading. Please buy this book when it's released in Octobe...

  • Heather
    Dec 05, 2018

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

    i was really cynical about reading this book, because when you work for a non-profit, charity: water is the ideal. what i loved is scott harrison?s no-holding-back look at his failures and successes over 20 years. this book was refreshing, helped me learn more about the global water ...

    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen resonated with what I was reading. Please buy this book when it's released in Octobe...

    This is my #1 for the year. ...

    Harrison started playing keyboard in nightclubs after high school and became a promoter. A chance event made him join the effort of hospital ships. He discovered that there is a desperate need for clean water in Africa and started to pursue well drilling there. The book is his personal...

    Amazing, touching story of a man on a path to reinvent himself and make a difference in the world ...

    everyone should read this book. i seriously want to go out and change the world after reading this. ...

    Between 3.5 and 4 stars. I may come back and up this to 4 stars. Parts of this were tremendously moving and inspirational, while others were a bit boring. Scott Harrison's Thirst: A Story of Redemption is a worthy and inspirational tale, if a little long-winded. The incredible parts in...

    This is a very personal story by Scott Harrison of his journey from a confused, rebellious young boy whose mother had a strange illness and whose parents became zealous in their faith to a selfish, partying young man to the founder of a wonderful charity hoping to make a real differenc...

    Outstanding book! You'll be inspired when you read or listen to this memoir about the founder of Charity Water. I listened to the audio, and it was great to hear the author read his story. ...

    This book solidifies Harrison's seat at the table alongside Nicholas Kristof and Dr. Paul Farmer. His journey around the world and back again is rivaled only by his quest to quench the world's insatiable thirst for clean water. While Harrison discovers and cultivates his Christian fait...

    Loved it. I feel inspired and refreshed. ...

    This book is not just about a charity, it's about so much more. Of all the books I have read this year, this has been my favorite by far. This intersects many fields of interest, so I believe that even if you aren't sure you want to read a book about a 'charity' that you will find v...

    I very rarely give five stars to any book, but this one checked all the right boxes for me. If you are not familiar with charity:water and Scott Harrison?s story he spends about the first third of the book giving a great history. One learns about his childhood, his family, life event...

    What I loved: The parts when Scott focused on the stories of those chairity:water serves and the stories of people who have partnered with him along the way. It read like a thank you & celebration of their efforts. I was awed and reminded of the magnitude of the potable water prob...

    The book was okay, but I didn't love it. One thing that bothered me was that this book felt very much like a christian book. Which is totally fine, except there is no mention of this in the description, and I really would have liked to know that before I started reading it. ...

  • Sean Burnham
    Dec 01, 2018

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

    i was really cynical about reading this book, because when you work for a non-profit, charity: water is the ideal. what i loved is scott harrison?s no-holding-back look at his failures and successes over 20 years. this book was refreshing, helped me learn more about the global water ...

    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen resonated with what I was reading. Please buy this book when it's released in Octobe...

    This is my #1 for the year. ...

    Harrison started playing keyboard in nightclubs after high school and became a promoter. A chance event made him join the effort of hospital ships. He discovered that there is a desperate need for clean water in Africa and started to pursue well drilling there. The book is his personal...

    Amazing, touching story of a man on a path to reinvent himself and make a difference in the world ...

    everyone should read this book. i seriously want to go out and change the world after reading this. ...

    Between 3.5 and 4 stars. I may come back and up this to 4 stars. Parts of this were tremendously moving and inspirational, while others were a bit boring. Scott Harrison's Thirst: A Story of Redemption is a worthy and inspirational tale, if a little long-winded. The incredible parts in...

    This is a very personal story by Scott Harrison of his journey from a confused, rebellious young boy whose mother had a strange illness and whose parents became zealous in their faith to a selfish, partying young man to the founder of a wonderful charity hoping to make a real differenc...

    Outstanding book! You'll be inspired when you read or listen to this memoir about the founder of Charity Water. I listened to the audio, and it was great to hear the author read his story. ...

    This book solidifies Harrison's seat at the table alongside Nicholas Kristof and Dr. Paul Farmer. His journey around the world and back again is rivaled only by his quest to quench the world's insatiable thirst for clean water. While Harrison discovers and cultivates his Christian fait...

    Loved it. I feel inspired and refreshed. ...

    This book is not just about a charity, it's about so much more. Of all the books I have read this year, this has been my favorite by far. This intersects many fields of interest, so I believe that even if you aren't sure you want to read a book about a 'charity' that you will find v...

    I very rarely give five stars to any book, but this one checked all the right boxes for me. If you are not familiar with charity:water and Scott Harrison?s story he spends about the first third of the book giving a great history. One learns about his childhood, his family, life event...

    What I loved: The parts when Scott focused on the stories of those chairity:water serves and the stories of people who have partnered with him along the way. It read like a thank you & celebration of their efforts. I was awed and reminded of the magnitude of the potable water prob...

    The book was okay, but I didn't love it. One thing that bothered me was that this book felt very much like a christian book. Which is totally fine, except there is no mention of this in the description, and I really would have liked to know that before I started reading it. ...

    Extremely inspirational and at times truly unbelievable. This book is actually filled with quite a few business lessons, leadership lessons and overall life lessons that most of us probably need to hear. ...

  • Julie Harding
    Jan 14, 2019

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

    i was really cynical about reading this book, because when you work for a non-profit, charity: water is the ideal. what i loved is scott harrison?s no-holding-back look at his failures and successes over 20 years. this book was refreshing, helped me learn more about the global water ...

    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen resonated with what I was reading. Please buy this book when it's released in Octobe...

    This is my #1 for the year. ...

    Harrison started playing keyboard in nightclubs after high school and became a promoter. A chance event made him join the effort of hospital ships. He discovered that there is a desperate need for clean water in Africa and started to pursue well drilling there. The book is his personal...

    Amazing, touching story of a man on a path to reinvent himself and make a difference in the world ...

    everyone should read this book. i seriously want to go out and change the world after reading this. ...

    Between 3.5 and 4 stars. I may come back and up this to 4 stars. Parts of this were tremendously moving and inspirational, while others were a bit boring. Scott Harrison's Thirst: A Story of Redemption is a worthy and inspirational tale, if a little long-winded. The incredible parts in...

  • Mindaugas Mozūras
    Apr 06, 2019

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

    i was really cynical about reading this book, because when you work for a non-profit, charity: water is the ideal. what i loved is scott harrison?s no-holding-back look at his failures and successes over 20 years. this book was refreshing, helped me learn more about the global water ...

    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen resonated with what I was reading. Please buy this book when it's released in Octobe...

    This is my #1 for the year. ...

    Harrison started playing keyboard in nightclubs after high school and became a promoter. A chance event made him join the effort of hospital ships. He discovered that there is a desperate need for clean water in Africa and started to pursue well drilling there. The book is his personal...

    Amazing, touching story of a man on a path to reinvent himself and make a difference in the world ...

    everyone should read this book. i seriously want to go out and change the world after reading this. ...

    Between 3.5 and 4 stars. I may come back and up this to 4 stars. Parts of this were tremendously moving and inspirational, while others were a bit boring. Scott Harrison's Thirst: A Story of Redemption is a worthy and inspirational tale, if a little long-winded. The incredible parts in...

    This is a very personal story by Scott Harrison of his journey from a confused, rebellious young boy whose mother had a strange illness and whose parents became zealous in their faith to a selfish, partying young man to the founder of a wonderful charity hoping to make a real differenc...

    Outstanding book! You'll be inspired when you read or listen to this memoir about the founder of Charity Water. I listened to the audio, and it was great to hear the author read his story. ...

    This book solidifies Harrison's seat at the table alongside Nicholas Kristof and Dr. Paul Farmer. His journey around the world and back again is rivaled only by his quest to quench the world's insatiable thirst for clean water. While Harrison discovers and cultivates his Christian fait...

    Loved it. I feel inspired and refreshed. ...

    This book is not just about a charity, it's about so much more. Of all the books I have read this year, this has been my favorite by far. This intersects many fields of interest, so I believe that even if you aren't sure you want to read a book about a 'charity' that you will find v...

    I very rarely give five stars to any book, but this one checked all the right boxes for me. If you are not familiar with charity:water and Scott Harrison?s story he spends about the first third of the book giving a great history. One learns about his childhood, his family, life event...

    What I loved: The parts when Scott focused on the stories of those chairity:water serves and the stories of people who have partnered with him along the way. It read like a thank you & celebration of their efforts. I was awed and reminded of the magnitude of the potable water prob...

    The book was okay, but I didn't love it. One thing that bothered me was that this book felt very much like a christian book. Which is totally fine, except there is no mention of this in the description, and I really would have liked to know that before I started reading it. ...

    Extremely inspirational and at times truly unbelievable. This book is actually filled with quite a few business lessons, leadership lessons and overall life lessons that most of us probably need to hear. ...

    This book has some really great parts, and the story overall is very inspiring. But the beginning (and a few paragraphs interspersed through the rest of the book) is just soooo evangelical. I nearly stopped reading it because the first couple chapters all have ?come to Jesus? type ...

    I didn't know much about "charity: water" before reading Thirst. Now I know a lot and I'm amazed. This book contains a powerful story, which I would recommend to be read by more people. I was a bit bothered by the religious angle. Also, the second part of the book is weaker than the...

  • Hannah Cochrane
    Mar 04, 2019

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

    i was really cynical about reading this book, because when you work for a non-profit, charity: water is the ideal. what i loved is scott harrison?s no-holding-back look at his failures and successes over 20 years. this book was refreshing, helped me learn more about the global water ...

    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen resonated with what I was reading. Please buy this book when it's released in Octobe...

    This is my #1 for the year. ...

    Harrison started playing keyboard in nightclubs after high school and became a promoter. A chance event made him join the effort of hospital ships. He discovered that there is a desperate need for clean water in Africa and started to pursue well drilling there. The book is his personal...

    Amazing, touching story of a man on a path to reinvent himself and make a difference in the world ...

    everyone should read this book. i seriously want to go out and change the world after reading this. ...

    Between 3.5 and 4 stars. I may come back and up this to 4 stars. Parts of this were tremendously moving and inspirational, while others were a bit boring. Scott Harrison's Thirst: A Story of Redemption is a worthy and inspirational tale, if a little long-winded. The incredible parts in...

    This is a very personal story by Scott Harrison of his journey from a confused, rebellious young boy whose mother had a strange illness and whose parents became zealous in their faith to a selfish, partying young man to the founder of a wonderful charity hoping to make a real differenc...

    Outstanding book! You'll be inspired when you read or listen to this memoir about the founder of Charity Water. I listened to the audio, and it was great to hear the author read his story. ...

    This book solidifies Harrison's seat at the table alongside Nicholas Kristof and Dr. Paul Farmer. His journey around the world and back again is rivaled only by his quest to quench the world's insatiable thirst for clean water. While Harrison discovers and cultivates his Christian fait...

    Loved it. I feel inspired and refreshed. ...

    This book is not just about a charity, it's about so much more. Of all the books I have read this year, this has been my favorite by far. This intersects many fields of interest, so I believe that even if you aren't sure you want to read a book about a 'charity' that you will find v...

    I very rarely give five stars to any book, but this one checked all the right boxes for me. If you are not familiar with charity:water and Scott Harrison?s story he spends about the first third of the book giving a great history. One learns about his childhood, his family, life event...

    What I loved: The parts when Scott focused on the stories of those chairity:water serves and the stories of people who have partnered with him along the way. It read like a thank you & celebration of their efforts. I was awed and reminded of the magnitude of the potable water prob...

    The book was okay, but I didn't love it. One thing that bothered me was that this book felt very much like a christian book. Which is totally fine, except there is no mention of this in the description, and I really would have liked to know that before I started reading it. ...

    Extremely inspirational and at times truly unbelievable. This book is actually filled with quite a few business lessons, leadership lessons and overall life lessons that most of us probably need to hear. ...

    This book has some really great parts, and the story overall is very inspiring. But the beginning (and a few paragraphs interspersed through the rest of the book) is just soooo evangelical. I nearly stopped reading it because the first couple chapters all have ?come to Jesus? type ...

    I didn't know much about "charity: water" before reading Thirst. Now I know a lot and I'm amazed. This book contains a powerful story, which I would recommend to be read by more people. I was a bit bothered by the religious angle. Also, the second part of the book is weaker than the...

    Feelings! All the feelings. I don't read a lot if nonfiction, and especially not memoirs, but I'm really glad I read this one. My nonprofit book club picked it because charity: water is known to be innovating, but it was so much more than that. This book read like a memoir not just...

    I really loved this book. Scott's journey was really inspirational and enlightening. His energy and passion are infectious, he is a fantastic story teller, and he really makes you invested in everything he talks about. The book is a well-presented amalgamation of a PSA for an important...

    I heard Scott Harrison on Dax Shepherd's Armchair Expert podcast and I knew I had to get my hands on this book eventually. Thanks to the Lincoln City Libraries for putting it out front! It's worth reading simply to know how the rest of the world lives--which, when we're talking about w...

    I was more interested in hearing stories about people getting water than Scott?s story, though much of the book revolves around him. He seems to really hype up his time as a club promoter, maybe with some regrets. He tries to get sympathy for flying in coach, or the difficulties of w...

    I needed to separate the mission of charity: water from the experience of reading the book in order to rate the book. The mission gets all the stars! It is an honorable and worthy and, i think, well-run charity that deserves a lot of support from everyone. I have been supporting it thr...

    I love this company and what it stands for. Scott Harrison has built so much integrity and sustainability into the process of supplying clean water to developing countries. I was consistently impressed by the 100% model and the dedication to excellence he asked of himself and his team....

  • Tamara Miner
    Jan 04, 2019

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

    i was really cynical about reading this book, because when you work for a non-profit, charity: water is the ideal. what i loved is scott harrison?s no-holding-back look at his failures and successes over 20 years. this book was refreshing, helped me learn more about the global water ...

    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen resonated with what I was reading. Please buy this book when it's released in Octobe...

    This is my #1 for the year. ...

    Harrison started playing keyboard in nightclubs after high school and became a promoter. A chance event made him join the effort of hospital ships. He discovered that there is a desperate need for clean water in Africa and started to pursue well drilling there. The book is his personal...

    Amazing, touching story of a man on a path to reinvent himself and make a difference in the world ...

    everyone should read this book. i seriously want to go out and change the world after reading this. ...

    Between 3.5 and 4 stars. I may come back and up this to 4 stars. Parts of this were tremendously moving and inspirational, while others were a bit boring. Scott Harrison's Thirst: A Story of Redemption is a worthy and inspirational tale, if a little long-winded. The incredible parts in...

    This is a very personal story by Scott Harrison of his journey from a confused, rebellious young boy whose mother had a strange illness and whose parents became zealous in their faith to a selfish, partying young man to the founder of a wonderful charity hoping to make a real differenc...

    Outstanding book! You'll be inspired when you read or listen to this memoir about the founder of Charity Water. I listened to the audio, and it was great to hear the author read his story. ...

    This book solidifies Harrison's seat at the table alongside Nicholas Kristof and Dr. Paul Farmer. His journey around the world and back again is rivaled only by his quest to quench the world's insatiable thirst for clean water. While Harrison discovers and cultivates his Christian fait...

    Loved it. I feel inspired and refreshed. ...

    This book is not just about a charity, it's about so much more. Of all the books I have read this year, this has been my favorite by far. This intersects many fields of interest, so I believe that even if you aren't sure you want to read a book about a 'charity' that you will find v...

    I very rarely give five stars to any book, but this one checked all the right boxes for me. If you are not familiar with charity:water and Scott Harrison?s story he spends about the first third of the book giving a great history. One learns about his childhood, his family, life event...

    What I loved: The parts when Scott focused on the stories of those chairity:water serves and the stories of people who have partnered with him along the way. It read like a thank you & celebration of their efforts. I was awed and reminded of the magnitude of the potable water prob...

    The book was okay, but I didn't love it. One thing that bothered me was that this book felt very much like a christian book. Which is totally fine, except there is no mention of this in the description, and I really would have liked to know that before I started reading it. ...

    Extremely inspirational and at times truly unbelievable. This book is actually filled with quite a few business lessons, leadership lessons and overall life lessons that most of us probably need to hear. ...

    This book has some really great parts, and the story overall is very inspiring. But the beginning (and a few paragraphs interspersed through the rest of the book) is just soooo evangelical. I nearly stopped reading it because the first couple chapters all have ?come to Jesus? type ...

  • Samantha
    Jan 07, 2019

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

    i was really cynical about reading this book, because when you work for a non-profit, charity: water is the ideal. what i loved is scott harrison?s no-holding-back look at his failures and successes over 20 years. this book was refreshing, helped me learn more about the global water ...

    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen resonated with what I was reading. Please buy this book when it's released in Octobe...

    This is my #1 for the year. ...

    Harrison started playing keyboard in nightclubs after high school and became a promoter. A chance event made him join the effort of hospital ships. He discovered that there is a desperate need for clean water in Africa and started to pursue well drilling there. The book is his personal...

    Amazing, touching story of a man on a path to reinvent himself and make a difference in the world ...

    everyone should read this book. i seriously want to go out and change the world after reading this. ...

  • Carly Antor
    Dec 12, 2018

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

    i was really cynical about reading this book, because when you work for a non-profit, charity: water is the ideal. what i loved is scott harrison?s no-holding-back look at his failures and successes over 20 years. this book was refreshing, helped me learn more about the global water ...

    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen resonated with what I was reading. Please buy this book when it's released in Octobe...

    This is my #1 for the year. ...

    Harrison started playing keyboard in nightclubs after high school and became a promoter. A chance event made him join the effort of hospital ships. He discovered that there is a desperate need for clean water in Africa and started to pursue well drilling there. The book is his personal...

    Amazing, touching story of a man on a path to reinvent himself and make a difference in the world ...

    everyone should read this book. i seriously want to go out and change the world after reading this. ...

    Between 3.5 and 4 stars. I may come back and up this to 4 stars. Parts of this were tremendously moving and inspirational, while others were a bit boring. Scott Harrison's Thirst: A Story of Redemption is a worthy and inspirational tale, if a little long-winded. The incredible parts in...

    This is a very personal story by Scott Harrison of his journey from a confused, rebellious young boy whose mother had a strange illness and whose parents became zealous in their faith to a selfish, partying young man to the founder of a wonderful charity hoping to make a real differenc...

    Outstanding book! You'll be inspired when you read or listen to this memoir about the founder of Charity Water. I listened to the audio, and it was great to hear the author read his story. ...

    This book solidifies Harrison's seat at the table alongside Nicholas Kristof and Dr. Paul Farmer. His journey around the world and back again is rivaled only by his quest to quench the world's insatiable thirst for clean water. While Harrison discovers and cultivates his Christian fait...

    Loved it. I feel inspired and refreshed. ...

    This book is not just about a charity, it's about so much more. Of all the books I have read this year, this has been my favorite by far. This intersects many fields of interest, so I believe that even if you aren't sure you want to read a book about a 'charity' that you will find v...

  • Ed Chang
    Dec 02, 2018

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

    i was really cynical about reading this book, because when you work for a non-profit, charity: water is the ideal. what i loved is scott harrison?s no-holding-back look at his failures and successes over 20 years. this book was refreshing, helped me learn more about the global water ...

    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen resonated with what I was reading. Please buy this book when it's released in Octobe...

    This is my #1 for the year. ...

    Harrison started playing keyboard in nightclubs after high school and became a promoter. A chance event made him join the effort of hospital ships. He discovered that there is a desperate need for clean water in Africa and started to pursue well drilling there. The book is his personal...

    Amazing, touching story of a man on a path to reinvent himself and make a difference in the world ...

  • Katie Hamilton
    Nov 28, 2018

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

    i was really cynical about reading this book, because when you work for a non-profit, charity: water is the ideal. what i loved is scott harrison?s no-holding-back look at his failures and successes over 20 years. this book was refreshing, helped me learn more about the global water ...

    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen resonated with what I was reading. Please buy this book when it's released in Octobe...

    This is my #1 for the year. ...

    Harrison started playing keyboard in nightclubs after high school and became a promoter. A chance event made him join the effort of hospital ships. He discovered that there is a desperate need for clean water in Africa and started to pursue well drilling there. The book is his personal...

    Amazing, touching story of a man on a path to reinvent himself and make a difference in the world ...

    everyone should read this book. i seriously want to go out and change the world after reading this. ...

    Between 3.5 and 4 stars. I may come back and up this to 4 stars. Parts of this were tremendously moving and inspirational, while others were a bit boring. Scott Harrison's Thirst: A Story of Redemption is a worthy and inspirational tale, if a little long-winded. The incredible parts in...

    This is a very personal story by Scott Harrison of his journey from a confused, rebellious young boy whose mother had a strange illness and whose parents became zealous in their faith to a selfish, partying young man to the founder of a wonderful charity hoping to make a real differenc...

    Outstanding book! You'll be inspired when you read or listen to this memoir about the founder of Charity Water. I listened to the audio, and it was great to hear the author read his story. ...

    This book solidifies Harrison's seat at the table alongside Nicholas Kristof and Dr. Paul Farmer. His journey around the world and back again is rivaled only by his quest to quench the world's insatiable thirst for clean water. While Harrison discovers and cultivates his Christian fait...

  • Jess El-Zeftawy
    Mar 16, 2019

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

    i was really cynical about reading this book, because when you work for a non-profit, charity: water is the ideal. what i loved is scott harrison?s no-holding-back look at his failures and successes over 20 years. this book was refreshing, helped me learn more about the global water ...

    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen resonated with what I was reading. Please buy this book when it's released in Octobe...

    This is my #1 for the year. ...

    Harrison started playing keyboard in nightclubs after high school and became a promoter. A chance event made him join the effort of hospital ships. He discovered that there is a desperate need for clean water in Africa and started to pursue well drilling there. The book is his personal...

    Amazing, touching story of a man on a path to reinvent himself and make a difference in the world ...

    everyone should read this book. i seriously want to go out and change the world after reading this. ...

    Between 3.5 and 4 stars. I may come back and up this to 4 stars. Parts of this were tremendously moving and inspirational, while others were a bit boring. Scott Harrison's Thirst: A Story of Redemption is a worthy and inspirational tale, if a little long-winded. The incredible parts in...

    This is a very personal story by Scott Harrison of his journey from a confused, rebellious young boy whose mother had a strange illness and whose parents became zealous in their faith to a selfish, partying young man to the founder of a wonderful charity hoping to make a real differenc...

    Outstanding book! You'll be inspired when you read or listen to this memoir about the founder of Charity Water. I listened to the audio, and it was great to hear the author read his story. ...

    This book solidifies Harrison's seat at the table alongside Nicholas Kristof and Dr. Paul Farmer. His journey around the world and back again is rivaled only by his quest to quench the world's insatiable thirst for clean water. While Harrison discovers and cultivates his Christian fait...

    Loved it. I feel inspired and refreshed. ...

    This book is not just about a charity, it's about so much more. Of all the books I have read this year, this has been my favorite by far. This intersects many fields of interest, so I believe that even if you aren't sure you want to read a book about a 'charity' that you will find v...

    I very rarely give five stars to any book, but this one checked all the right boxes for me. If you are not familiar with charity:water and Scott Harrison?s story he spends about the first third of the book giving a great history. One learns about his childhood, his family, life event...

    What I loved: The parts when Scott focused on the stories of those chairity:water serves and the stories of people who have partnered with him along the way. It read like a thank you & celebration of their efforts. I was awed and reminded of the magnitude of the potable water prob...

    The book was okay, but I didn't love it. One thing that bothered me was that this book felt very much like a christian book. Which is totally fine, except there is no mention of this in the description, and I really would have liked to know that before I started reading it. ...

    Extremely inspirational and at times truly unbelievable. This book is actually filled with quite a few business lessons, leadership lessons and overall life lessons that most of us probably need to hear. ...

    This book has some really great parts, and the story overall is very inspiring. But the beginning (and a few paragraphs interspersed through the rest of the book) is just soooo evangelical. I nearly stopped reading it because the first couple chapters all have ?come to Jesus? type ...

    I didn't know much about "charity: water" before reading Thirst. Now I know a lot and I'm amazed. This book contains a powerful story, which I would recommend to be read by more people. I was a bit bothered by the religious angle. Also, the second part of the book is weaker than the...

    Feelings! All the feelings. I don't read a lot if nonfiction, and especially not memoirs, but I'm really glad I read this one. My nonprofit book club picked it because charity: water is known to be innovating, but it was so much more than that. This book read like a memoir not just...

  • Kathryn in FL
    Sep 02, 2018

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

  • Walter Zielkowski
    Jan 09, 2019

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

    i was really cynical about reading this book, because when you work for a non-profit, charity: water is the ideal. what i loved is scott harrison?s no-holding-back look at his failures and successes over 20 years. this book was refreshing, helped me learn more about the global water ...

    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen resonated with what I was reading. Please buy this book when it's released in Octobe...

    This is my #1 for the year. ...

    Harrison started playing keyboard in nightclubs after high school and became a promoter. A chance event made him join the effort of hospital ships. He discovered that there is a desperate need for clean water in Africa and started to pursue well drilling there. The book is his personal...

    Amazing, touching story of a man on a path to reinvent himself and make a difference in the world ...

    everyone should read this book. i seriously want to go out and change the world after reading this. ...

    Between 3.5 and 4 stars. I may come back and up this to 4 stars. Parts of this were tremendously moving and inspirational, while others were a bit boring. Scott Harrison's Thirst: A Story of Redemption is a worthy and inspirational tale, if a little long-winded. The incredible parts in...

    This is a very personal story by Scott Harrison of his journey from a confused, rebellious young boy whose mother had a strange illness and whose parents became zealous in their faith to a selfish, partying young man to the founder of a wonderful charity hoping to make a real differenc...

    Outstanding book! You'll be inspired when you read or listen to this memoir about the founder of Charity Water. I listened to the audio, and it was great to hear the author read his story. ...

    This book solidifies Harrison's seat at the table alongside Nicholas Kristof and Dr. Paul Farmer. His journey around the world and back again is rivaled only by his quest to quench the world's insatiable thirst for clean water. While Harrison discovers and cultivates his Christian fait...

    Loved it. I feel inspired and refreshed. ...

    This book is not just about a charity, it's about so much more. Of all the books I have read this year, this has been my favorite by far. This intersects many fields of interest, so I believe that even if you aren't sure you want to read a book about a 'charity' that you will find v...

    I very rarely give five stars to any book, but this one checked all the right boxes for me. If you are not familiar with charity:water and Scott Harrison?s story he spends about the first third of the book giving a great history. One learns about his childhood, his family, life event...

    What I loved: The parts when Scott focused on the stories of those chairity:water serves and the stories of people who have partnered with him along the way. It read like a thank you & celebration of their efforts. I was awed and reminded of the magnitude of the potable water prob...

    The book was okay, but I didn't love it. One thing that bothered me was that this book felt very much like a christian book. Which is totally fine, except there is no mention of this in the description, and I really would have liked to know that before I started reading it. ...

    Extremely inspirational and at times truly unbelievable. This book is actually filled with quite a few business lessons, leadership lessons and overall life lessons that most of us probably need to hear. ...

    This book has some really great parts, and the story overall is very inspiring. But the beginning (and a few paragraphs interspersed through the rest of the book) is just soooo evangelical. I nearly stopped reading it because the first couple chapters all have ?come to Jesus? type ...

    I didn't know much about "charity: water" before reading Thirst. Now I know a lot and I'm amazed. This book contains a powerful story, which I would recommend to be read by more people. I was a bit bothered by the religious angle. Also, the second part of the book is weaker than the...

    Feelings! All the feelings. I don't read a lot if nonfiction, and especially not memoirs, but I'm really glad I read this one. My nonprofit book club picked it because charity: water is known to be innovating, but it was so much more than that. This book read like a memoir not just...

    I really loved this book. Scott's journey was really inspirational and enlightening. His energy and passion are infectious, he is a fantastic story teller, and he really makes you invested in everything he talks about. The book is a well-presented amalgamation of a PSA for an important...

  • Cindy Luis
    Oct 08, 2018

    I have really wrestled with my feelings about this book and how to deal with my issues. I considered just leaving some stars and be done with it. I don't think that is fair to any of the parties involved, not to the writer, the publisher or those who will consider purchasing the book. ...

    So I didn't get this book for free, and I didn't pay for it. Got it at the public library, so here is an unbiased review. I love a good memoir, and this reads like one, albeit quite long. However, it's almost more of a memoir of charity: water than it is of its founder. I LOVE the podc...

    This is an autobiography of Scott Harrison. I didn't know who he was before reading this. And to be honest I didn't like him at all in the beginning. Maybe he played up that part of his life to make the latter part of his life more appealing. I don't know and it doesn't really matter.....

    Fairly well written for someone who's not really a writer, and just an amazing and inspiring story. I own a hardcover if anyone wants to borrow it. ...

    i was really cynical about reading this book, because when you work for a non-profit, charity: water is the ideal. what i loved is scott harrison?s no-holding-back look at his failures and successes over 20 years. this book was refreshing, helped me learn more about the global water ...

    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen resonated with what I was reading. Please buy this book when it's released in Octobe...

    This is my #1 for the year. ...

    Harrison started playing keyboard in nightclubs after high school and became a promoter. A chance event made him join the effort of hospital ships. He discovered that there is a desperate need for clean water in Africa and started to pursue well drilling there. The book is his personal...

    Amazing, touching story of a man on a path to reinvent himself and make a difference in the world ...

    everyone should read this book. i seriously want to go out and change the world after reading this. ...

    Between 3.5 and 4 stars. I may come back and up this to 4 stars. Parts of this were tremendously moving and inspirational, while others were a bit boring. Scott Harrison's Thirst: A Story of Redemption is a worthy and inspirational tale, if a little long-winded. The incredible parts in...

    This is a very personal story by Scott Harrison of his journey from a confused, rebellious young boy whose mother had a strange illness and whose parents became zealous in their faith to a selfish, partying young man to the founder of a wonderful charity hoping to make a real differenc...