The World Is Just A Book Away (Hardcover)
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The World is Just a Book Away is an anthology edited by USC professor James J. Owens that captures the stories of how books and reading inspired some of the world s most prominent people. Recognizing the life-changing nature of reading, Owens set out in 2002 to create this deeply moving book. At first glance, the sixty contributors to this anthology may not seem to have much in common yet they all share their personal love of books and reading in The World is Just a Book Away. This book takes readers on a unique journey through personal stories from five Nobel Peace Prize laureates, actors, royalty, world leaders, scientists, humanitarians, and many more.
About the Author
James J. Owens is a professor of management communication at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. He is founder and CEO of the charity The World is Just a Book Away (WIJABA), which promotes children s literacy internationally by developing libraries and educational programs. Since its inception in 2008, WIJABA has touched the lives of more than seventy thousand children. James collected and edited the sixty essays in this book over the course of fifteen years. His profit from this book will benefit the charity. James is also a writer and a speaker. He lives with his son Alexander in Santa Monica, California.