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Cambodia's School of Hope: How the Spitler School educates and empowers impoverished children in Cambodia. Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 10404 KB
  • Publication Date: May 13, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KBJOCKY
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Norm Schriever is an author, pro blogger, cultural mad scientist, and enemy of the comfort zone. His latest book, "South of Normal," is a gonzo blast of laughter and adventure about a year living in the tropical paradise of Tamarindo, Costa Rica that has earned him a place on the Amazon.com best seller list and won a silver medal with the Nonfiction Book Awards. His first book, "Pushups in the Prayer Room," is a wild, irreverent account of a year spent backpacking around the world.

Norm grew up in Connecticut and graduated from the University of Connecticut, where he was never accused of over-studying, and went on to live in North Carolina, Colorado and most recently in Northern California.

Dissatisfied with a conventional existence, Norm sold or donated all of his possessions and moved down to Costa Rica in 2011. In the sleepy surf town of Tamarindo he pursued his passion of writing, armed with his secret weapons: fresh ocean air and Baileys in his morning coffee. He then migrated just a chicken bus ride north to San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua, where he settled into a local barrio and wrote "South of Normal" with his puppy, Panda, curled up at his feet. He is currently living in exotic southeast Asia, where he survives super typhoons, writes his heart out and explores other cultures daily.

He sees his words as a way to illuminate the commonalities of human existence, and thereby hopes to leave this planet a little better than how he found it.

You can find him on Twitter @NormSchriever
Or visit his blog at NormWrites.com/blog

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By B. Van Santen on July 14, 2014
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I read Norm's books Pushups in the Prayer Room and South of Normal during a trip to Costa Rica and loved both of them. At the end of the book, there's an email address to email Norm. I did and received an almost immediate response. During the course of our conversations, I googled Norm and discovered he and I had the same tour guide Sarin in Siem Reip Cambodia. Sarin had taken Norm to Spitler School, the same school I had visited in 2008.
Reading Norm's book was a trip down memory lane. It's an easy read. Norm gave the kids a camera and had them take pictures of the most important thing or person in their life and write a sentence about why the subject is important to them. It makes me realize how simple needs are so important to these kids. Needs like water, food, electricity that we so take for granted are just becoming available in the impoverished village 20 minutes from the tourist mecca of Siem Reip.
My favorite sentence in the book is when Norrm states he turned right instead of left and that is how he met Sarin. That's what an adventure is all about, just making the turn and finding out what comes.

Norm is donating funds from the book to the school. Please buy the book to help the kids.
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It show what a small amount of money can do, if used right, by dedicated men who believe education will lead people out of poverty. The author of this book is donating 100% of the proceeds back to this school.
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Inspiring!!! I'm a firmed believer that education is precious wealth that can't be stolen. And this book shows that being poor can't stop this children to get good education. It shows how grateful they are by not wasting the opportunity given to them.

It is very unfortunate though, that many young people (in my country, Philippines) take their education for granted and don't see it's true value.

Kudos to the amazing people who help, helped, and going to help (The Spitlers and others, to many to mention) make this children's lives and their families future a brighter one.
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By Wendy K. Davis on May 14, 2014
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The story of how the Spitler School came about is amazing! It just shows what a few people can do to help so many! I love what it has become and how much it has changed the lives of these children and their community.
I love the drawings and photos from the children. They show just how grateful these children are for a lot of the things we take for granted.
It is awesome that all the proceeds from this book go directly to the school. After reading this, you will definitely want to do more for them! Thanks, Norm!!
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A book about Cambodia and the Spitler School which my husband's son and his wife started after they met a tour guide in Cambodia who wanted to help his people! They book is well written and I enjoyed reading it!
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