Thoughts on: Wine to Water by Doc Hendley

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About:
Wine to Water by Doc Hendley is a non-fiction memoir of the author starting the Wine to Water non-profit. The charity brings clean water to many parts of the world.

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  • 288 pages
  • Publisher: Avery
  • ISBN: 1583334629

My rating for Wine to Water – 4

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Thoughts:
Wine to Water by Doc Hendley, a CNN hero, is an inspiring book told in the prose of the liked and endearing author. While never owning a motorcycle I have hung out in one or two biker’s bars, met people much like Doc described in his book and always felt welcomed – even with the toughest crowd.

The highlight of the book for me was Doc’s ingenuity getting water and equipment to remote places around the world. Surviving some dangerous, almost deadly events, losing friends and facing hurdles from bureaucrats, local and international will break most people – but Doc kept on. Witnessing government sponsored genocide would have most people running for the hills – but not Doc.

The story was well paced, easy to read and interesting. Doc doesn’t mince words about his experience, the people he worked with and met, or the organizations he worked with or for. Being the son of a preacher man the book does evoke some religious aspects – not in a preachy way but some, I felt, in the wrong spots.

The book is told in the charming voice of Doc, if there was a ghostwriter involved, it certainly didn’t seem like it to me. The book might have needed a professional touch in some places, but then it might have lost its charm and I think the author/editor/publisher decision to live it in Doc’s voice was a good one.

Books in sim­i­lar vein:
Little Princes by Connor Grennan

So tell me, can you smell a ghostwritten book a mile away?

Synopsis:
A small town bartender named Doc Hendley launched a wine tasting events to help bring awareness to clean water projects around the world. Instead of donating the money, Doc found himself being an anchor presence and starting his own charity – Wine to Water.

Facing Janjaweed terrorists, mass murder, administrative red tape and other challenges, Doc managed to stretch the charity’s money to bring clean water to many deserving people around the world.

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Give­away

  • Give­away ends: January 25, 2012

  • US/Canada Ship­ping Addresses Only

  • No PO Boxes

  • Win­ners will have 24 hours to write back with their address, oth­er­wise an alter­nate win­ner will be picked



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TLC Book Tour for Wine to Water:
Monday, January 2nd:  Deb’s Book Bag
Wednesday, January 4th:  Laura’s Reviews
Thursday, January 5th:  Joyfully Retired
Monday, January 9th:  DBC Reads
Tuesday, January 10th:  Ted Lehmann’s Bluegrass, Books, and Brainstorms
Wednesday, January 11th:  I Am A Reader, Not A Writer – author Q&A
Monday, January 16th:  Chaotic Compendiums
Tuesday, January 17th:  Man of La Book
Wednesday, January 18th:  Book Journey
Thursday, January 19th:  Almost All the Truth
Friday, January 20th:  Green Upgrader
Monday, January 23rd:  Book Addiction
Tuesday, January 24th:  The Things We Read
Wednesday, January 25th:  Books and Boston
Thursday, January 26th:  Helen’s Book Blog
Monday, January 30th:  Broken Teepee
Date TBD:  The Green Geek

 

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Disclaimer: I got this book for free as part of the TLC Book Tour pro­mo­tion.

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