Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The Power of Half
The American Dream… that pervasive idea that everyone in America should own a big house with a white-picket fence, a couple of dogs, a mini-van and raise two perfect children. Some people work their entire lives and never even come close to the dream. But the Salwen family had achieved the dream and then some when they decided to give up their mansion in Atlanta and give half the sale price to charity. Inspired by their 14-year-old daughter, Hannah, the Salwens did what most wouldn’t do, especially in this economic climate, and they did it in the name of charity. Hannah and her dad Kevin co-authored the book The Power of Half. They talk with us a little about their decision to give and how it’s changed their outlook on life.