From the incredibly impressive and inspiring teenager who unified the fundraising efforts of children across the USA, reporting more than $10 million (yes, MILLION) for the survivors of Hurricane Katrina at the age of ten, comes the ultimate, and most unexpected, guide for everyone who dreams of making a difference.
You can be greater than you know how to be.
In a world where you are pushed to know more, this book will prove that your greatest asset is often not knowing. In a world where you are told it’s all in the planning, this book will encourage you to keep your cart ahead of your horse and allow your dreams to lead you. In a world where you are told you need to become someone, this book will show you that you already are someone.
The author—the foremost accidental expert on this subject—is Talia Leman. A high school student. Runner in the rain. Science enthusiast. World changer. Random kid.
Writing with infectious enthusiasm, humor, and resoluteness, she shares her secrets to being more than you know how to be, including Don’t Line Up Your Ducks, Sideways Is a Better Way to Go Forward, and Too Many Cooks Is the Right Number. In this unexpectedly poignant, strikingly honest, and informative guide, Talia Leman shows you how to make room for life’s surprises, demonstrating that everyone has what it takes to make a difference for anything that matters to them.
A Random Book about the Power of ANYone will move you to rethink and re-imagine what’s possible, one random inspiration, one random idea, one random person at a time.
Talia Leman has orchestrated the philanthropic efforts of 12 million children on four continents. By raising over $10 million for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, Talia’s efforts ranked in the top three of all fundraisers, including major international organizations and corporations. She was not yet thirteen years old! Since then Talia has raised money for water projects on three continents, built schools in Cambodia, and is currently spearheading a Japan relief effort with children around the world. Through RandomKid, a 501(c)3, frequent speaking, and now her new book, Talia, provides tools that equip kids for life-changing philanthropic activities. She lives in Iowa.