Honestly, I couldn’t be more proud of how the book turned out. It’s a memoir about the six months my family and I spent volunteering our way around the world and it was a family vacation unlike any other.
Huge thanks to my editor Susanna Porter and the talented team at Random House. Just finished recording the audio book at Recorded Books in New York City. I sincerely hope this story gives many readers the inspiration to take their own volunteer adventure. You may not change the world, but the world will definitely change you.
Let me know what you think and send me a postcard from the road.
"Beautiful scenery with a dose of sentiment, a good deal of humor, and some heartfelt consideration of the human condition. This is an enticing call to service!"
“If creating compassionate, well rounded, conscious global citizens of our kids is the true measure of a parent, then John Marshall gets an A+."
"Wide-Open World will move, engage and inspire you, even if you never leave the couch."
"A great armchair adventure that should inspire others to consider voluntourism as a way to help others and see the world."
"This exhilarating story made me want to pack up my family tonight and go travel around the world on a 'voluntourism' stint."
"Let this heart-warming, poignant, hilarious book be your inspiration."
"The pleasures are deep, the insights revelatory and the voice true and funny."
"Compelling, richly detailed, and often laugh-out-loud funny."
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