Steve Zikman
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Doing Good for Goodness Sake Do you ever wish you could do more to make a real difference? "The next step beyond the good feeling we get from reading a heartwarming story of kindness and giving," says author Steve Zikman, "is to act on those feelings."
In Doing Good for Goodness' Sake, Zikman has collected real-life stories--some poignant, some truly courageous--about saving lives, mentoring troubled teens, learning from the unconditional love of a child, caring for a terminally ill patient, helping a coworker at the office, and more. Each tale expresses the joy of helping someone else unconditionally, without receiving anything in return.
Importantly, the book also puts the world of good within everyone's reach; after each piece, Zikman includes practical ways in which readers can prepare themselves to take action in their own communities and across the world.
Through the tips, along with a resource section of organizations mentioned in the book, you'll learn:

  • What to do in case of a car, medical, or fire emergency
  • How to prevent drunk driving
  • How to reach out to others during the holiday season
  • How to become an organ or bone marrow donor
  • What you and your family can contribute through volunteering
  • How to teach your children about helping the homeless and others in need
  • How to be a mentor

This easily accessible and beautifully designed collection is perfect for sharing with family and friends, over the holidays and all through the year.

The book also features a foreword by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Harry Belafonte and an afterword by the Points of Light Foundation, the largest volunteer network in the United States.

Chicken Soup for the Nature Lover's SoulNature is all-encompassing, an unending circle of events that touches every life on Earth. It's the rock in your flower-strewn garden. It's the first snowfall that covers that garden, leaving a downy white playground for the kids to explore. It's the pattern left in the snow by a passing doe, the same one that feasted on your blueberries last summer.
Whether you are scaling a summit, camping with friends, floating peacefully along the river's edge or resting in a hammock in your own backyard, nature offers incomparable moments of exhilaration and adventure, beauty and awe, serenity and healing.
Each story in Chicken Soup for the Nature Lover's Soul will provide that essential connection to nature in its many forms. As you read each piece, you'll be inspired to get out there and savor all that Mother Nature presents. You'll find that appreciating nature's splendor will soothe your sorrows, put things into much-needed perspective and add a revitalizing brilliance to your life. As author Rachel Carson revealed, “Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”

Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul The bestselling series, Chicken Soup for the Soul, hits the road! With chapters like Living Your Dream, Getting There, Our Common Bond, Making a Difference, On Love, The Kindness of Strangers and Wisdom Along the Way, Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul is certain to inspire all travelers and would-be travelers.
Contributors range from Peace Corps volunteers and sky-savvy flight attendants to Maya Angelou and Charles Kuralt.
Whether you're contemplating a short getaway, already on the road, or restlessly awaiting the next chapter in your travels, Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul will take you where you need to go and celebrate what you have already experienced.

For a peek at Steve’s 47-city, cross-country road tour, click here.

The Power of TravelThe Power of Travel is the first handy and concise source for bringing travel to a new level of personal experience, enabling you to more fully appreciate and enrich your own weekend jaunt, vacation adventure, or business trip.
Easily kept in a knapsack, briefcase or back pocket, this book brims with a travel expert's wisdom on turning time spent in the town down the road or across the globe into a journey of personal insight and revelation. Steve Zikman's brief and reflective sketches present today's hurried travelers with countless opportunities to look both outward and inward.
The Power of Travel will truly take you where you need to go, whether you’re heading out for a short getaway, already on the road or restlessly awaiting the next chapter in your travels. Indeed, this precious volume will be a trusted and empowering traveler's staple for many years to come.