Saturday, January 17th at 7pm, New York Times bestselling author Wes Moore will be at MPC discussing his new book The Work. A follow up to his bestselling book The Other Wes Moore, The Work continues a remarkable quest to find a meaningful life. We hope you will join us for what is sure to be a fascinating evening.
From the Publisher
The Other Wes Moore ends when Wes heads off to Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship. But what happens next? He had to figure out the answer to the question: What is your work? More than finding a job, he had to find the work he was meant to do. THE OTHER WES MOORE was about surviving childhood. THE WORK is about how to come alive as an adult.
From the streets of Baltimore and the Bronx, to being an American student at Oxford University after 9/11; a combat officer in Afghanistan during the most intense years of fighting; a White House Fellow during the tumult of the late Bush years; an Obama organizer during that historic campaign; a Wall Street banker at the cusp of the financial crisis; and finally, back home to Baltimore, working to revitalize the troubled city of his own youth; Wes Moore has been at the center of many defining moments in our country’s recent history.
THE WORK urges us to ask ourselves:
- If money weren’t a factor, what would you be inspired to do?
- When was the last time you had fun at work?
- If you were as successful as you could possibly imagine, what would you do to give back?
- Have you ever thought of the impact you could have rather than the profit you could make?
- Who do you most admire at your job and why? Are they efficient, kind, successful, or busy? Are they funny, stressed, happy, or supportive?
- Do you feel fearless at work?
- When was the last time you were courageous?
THE WORK is the story of how one young man traced a path through the world to discover the meaning of his life and how he found that meaning in service. He tells stories about his adventures and the lessons he learned about how to create a life that matters from the people he met along the way—from the brave Afghan translator who taught him about what it means to find your fight to the resilient students in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina who taught him the meaning of grit to his late grandfather, who offered him the lessons of grace in service. He also tells the stories of other remarkable changemakers who’ve found deep meaning in their work—from Daniel Lubetzy, the founder of KIND to Esther Benjamin, a former director of the Peace Corps. What their lessons, as well as his own experiences, reveal is that our truest work happens when our personal talents and ambitions meet the needs of the world around us. It’s at that point of intersection—between our gifts and our broken world—that we find the work of our lives, the work that lasts.
Wes Moore on MSNBC, 1/12/15
About Wes Moore
Wes Moore is an Army combat veteran, national bestselling author, and social entrepreneur. His first book, The Other Wes Moore, became an instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller as a story that conveys the importance of individual decisions as well as community support. He is also the host of “Beyond Belief” on the Oprah Winfrey Network and Executive Producer and host of “Coming Back with Wes Moore” on PBS.
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