[KINDLE] Ð Who Knows Tomorrow: A Memoir of Finding Family among the Lost Children of Africa | BY Õ Lisa Lovatt-Smith #2020


  • Title: Who Knows Tomorrow: A Memoir of Finding Family among the Lost Children of Africa
  • Author: Lisa Lovatt-Smith
  • ISBN: 9781483037981
  • Page: 370
  • Format: Audio CD

  • Who Knows Tomorrow: A Memoir of Finding Family among the Lost Children of Africa By Lisa Lovatt-Smith Who Knows Tomorrow is the extraordinary true story of Lisa Lovatt Smith, a Vogue magazine editor who, at the age of thirty five, made the astonishing choice to abandon her glamorous lifestyle and dedicate her life to helping Africa s most vulnerable children in rural Ghana.Born in Spain to a single mother who struggled to make rent, Lisa Lovatt Smith rose to become the Who Knows Tomorrow is the extraordinary true story of Lisa Lovatt Smith, a Vogue magazine editor who, at the age of thirty five, made the astonishing choice to abandon her glamorous lifestyle and dedicate her life to helping Africa s most vulnerable children in rural Ghana.Born in Spain to a single mother who struggled to make rent, Lisa Lovatt Smith rose to become the photo editor at British Vogue at the age of nineteen, the youngest in Conde Nast history At twenty one, she helped launch Spanish Vogue, hosting massive, lavish parties in Madrid with celebrities such as the Rolling Stones, Madonna, and Andy Warhol By her mid thirties, Lisa lived an enviable life filled with designer clothes, a dream career, and a beautiful Parisian home.But at home, Lisa s life is less than perfect Her adopted daughter Leila is expelled from school for increasingly disturbing behavior Determined to get her daughter back on track, Lisa takes Leila to Ghana to volunteer at an orphanage The experience is transformational Lisa, who had feared the hardship of even a short visit to Africa, finds herself stunned out of her luxurious life and compelled to act.Within eighteen months, Lisa moves to Ghana and sets up OrphanAid Africa, her own fostering network and activist group, dedicating all her personal resources to bringing up hundreds of Ghanaian children In her drive to give love and a future to these orphaned children, Lisa first builds a beautiful fostering center in the tropical forest Next in a country with almost no regulations protecting these vulnerable children she spearheads a drive to develop nation wide reform throughout Ghana, advocating a phase out of orphanages in favor of monitored fostering.Lisa s quest is a dramatic, unforgettable journey She confronts snakes, death threats, cruel betrayals, illness, road accidents, arson, an armed attack, and the AIDS epidemic that has killed so many parents with young children, and a corrupt system of for profit orphanages Her lonely childhood gives her the keen appreciation for what the orphans are missing, and her apprenticeship within the disciplined structure of Vogue has taught her the enormous resourcefulness and persistence she needs to succeed Who Knows Tomorrow is eye opening and heart wrenchingly honest, an inspiration to anyone who seeks meaning in helping those who cannot help themselves It examines the myths surrounding aid to impoverished African children with a critical yet compassionate eye A vivid portrait of West Africa today, it is an unflinching portrayal of the tragedies endured by millions of children, who struggle despite, and sometimes because of, outpourings of often misplaced Western benevolence And although to Lisa it will always be all about the children, it is also a touching celebration of a woman who is talented, generous, and brave.
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    Commentaires:

    Chrissy (The Every Free Chance Reader)
    Did I enjoy this book I m on the fence It reminds me a lot of Tony Cointreau s memoir, but I feel differently about the two I spent the first half of the book sifting through the usual name drops of which, as with Cointreau s list, I readily identified exactly zero and waiting for the life altering stuff to happen Lovatt Smith s writing is clean and succinct, but I wish I could have seen just a bit of her heart It s a tricky thing to describe especially because I ve got all sorts of admiration [...]

    Krista
    I bought this book and was a little disappointed The first third is about the author s childhood and high fashion connections Vogue, name dropping , which I guess was necessary to explain how she was able to drop everything and move to Ghana to volunteer in orphanages and then start up her own NGO There are a few Winneba references mostly as related to medical facilities Some of her travel anecdotes for Ghana rang true made me remember experiences in May 2011 And her transition from wanting to h [...]

    Jill Lucas
    I really enjoyed this memoir, I didn t want to put it down The author is certainly selfless, a great attribute of course.She s made a huge difference in Ghana, which is wonderful I would say it s certainly inspiring to read My only complaint, while I did love the book, was that I felt the author could have been a bit humble not from the standpoint of living in rough terrain, and without regular water I am just referring to the continual name dropping of folks in the fashion world If you hand an [...]

    Sarah
    I received a galley and was lucky enough to read this in advance of publication It s a fantastic book Lovatt Smith is honest and courageous She offers her vulnerabilities, recognizes her mistakes, and offers inspiration and knowledge to the rest of us who know very little about orphanages in Africa Well done.

    Summer
    This book was so dry I felt like she was relating the story to a cop who insisted on Just the facts, ma am Objectively, her life sounds super interesting so I m impressed that she managed to bore me

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