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by Michael Zitz

  • ISBN: 1579622097
  • Category: Biographies
  • Author: Michael Zitz
  • Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Permanent Press (May 1, 2010)
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • FB2 size: 1630 kb
  • EPUB size: 1805 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
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Doris Buffett and author Michael Zitz signed hundreds of books at The Griffin.

Doris Buffett and author Michael Zitz signed hundreds of books at The Griffin. They would like to thank everyone who patiently waited in line for hours. At 82 years young, Doris, big sister of billionaire Warren, is on a mission. She says she wants to give it all away; that she wants the last check she writes to bounce due to insufficient funds. She began the Sunshine Lady Foundation, helping battered women, sick children, and at-risk kids who otherwise would never have had the chance to go to college. She’s also funding college programs for prison inmates, lowering recidivism.

Writing with Doris s cooperation, Zitz tells an upbeat story of charitable giving that has its roots in this bright and . Doris Buffett tells her life story using a family, oral history style.

Writing with Doris s cooperation, Zitz tells an upbeat story of charitable giving that has its roots in this bright and attractive woman s misfortunes. Emotionally abused by a mother who apparently disliked her children, Doris was made to feel stupid and unloved ( I never heard the words I love you, she writes). so, being local myself, she is well known here in the area for her philanthropic pursuits. She carefully pick and chooses the charities that she feels has specific needs that she deems notable.

Giving It All Away book. An inspiring biography of an intelligent, fascinating woman

Giving It All Away book. An inspiring biography of an intelligent, fascinating woman. Michael Zitz captures the spirit of Doris Buffett, whose generosity and determination can't help but encourage all of us to pay it forward. May 14, 2010 Jenna Gall rated it it was amazing. The Doris Buffett Story was a great book about her life. I had no idea the struggles she went through but she works tirelessly to help those in need. It's a great uplifting story that I would recommend to anybody.

Buffett attracted attention with the publication of a 2010 book titled, Giving It All Away: The Doris Buffett Story, which was authored by Michael Zitz

Buffett attracted attention with the publication of a 2010 book titled, Giving It All Away: The Doris Buffett Story, which was authored by Michael Zitz. Through her Sunshine Lady Foundation she has helped thousands of children get an education or attend camp, sponsored young women in Afghanistan and supports prison education programs amongst other philanthropy work

In 'Giving It All Away' author Michael Zitz examines the life of Doris Buffett - Warren Buffett's older sister - from growing up with an emotional abusive mother to donating more . Warren Buffett wrote the forward for the book

Warren Buffett wrote the forward for the book. Read an excerpt of the book below, and then head to the "GMA" Library to find more good reads. When Doris was twelve, she locked herself in a closet. I won't remember this when I'm forty," she kept whispering to herself, crying. Outside the door, her mother, Leila Buffett, continued one of a lifelong series of tirades which would sometimes go on for two hours.

I am investing in people. She teamed up with journalist Michael Zitz to write Giving It All Away: The Doris Buffett Story. Doris Buffett What would you do if someone dropped hundreds of millions of dollars into your lap? If you are like Doris Eleanor Buffett, you will give it all away. The Buffetts in 1937 (l-r): Roberta (Bertie), Warren, mother Leila Stahl Buffett, and Doris. She was never happy until I was sobbing. The Doris Buffett Story. Life behind the closed doors of the Buffett household was not peaceful.

The Doris Buffett Story

The Doris Buffett Story. The book offers intriguing glimpses of young Warren Buffett-he provides a foreword-and describes how Doris became an anti-communist activist and Barry Goldwater supporter in the early ’60s to have something to talk about with her dying father, a Republican Congressman. The author offers moving examples of Doris’s philanthropy and rightly praises her support of prisoner education at Sing Sing and San Quentin prisons, among other causes shunned by most of her peers.

Warren Buffett's big sister Doris has never lost that quality, despite personal problems that would have soured others on the world.

When she was a toddler in Omaha, her parents called her Mary Sunshine.Warren Buffett's big sister Doris has never lost that quality, despite personal problems that would have soured others on the world. The "retail" philanthropist known as the Sunshine Lady derives such joy from helping others on a one on one basis that emotional abuse by a mother who may have been bipolar, a string of horrific marriages, nearly losing her home after the 1987 stock market crash, two bouts of cancer, and, worst of all, estrangement from her own children, have never hardened her heart. Instead, her own problems have caused empathy for others, evident since childhood, to deepen over the years. She has donated $100 million of her own money, mostly to individuals in trouble through no fault of their own, often taking the time to call them personally to determine the best way to help. At 82, her goal is to give away her entire fortune, which remains substantial despite her generosity and the stock market crash of 2008."She identifies with the underdog," Warren says.Perhaps more important than the material gifts she bestows is her message, resonating through her own example: We can all write our own destiny. We can all maintain nobility, optimism and selflessness in the face of uncertainty and pain. And caring for others more than we do for ourselves is the most rewarding thing in life.
Reviews about Giving it All Away: The Doris Buffett Story (7):
Innadril
Doris Buffett tells her life story using a family, oral history style. She lives in Fredericksburg Virginia...so, being local myself, she is well known here in the area for her philanthropic pursuits. She carefully pick and chooses the charities that she feels has specific needs that she deems notable. I gave this book to my brother-in-law as a gift. He has enjoyed it very much.
Tiv
I love this book because it is an example of true selflessness and how concrete actions to make this world better
Lightbinder
Not a great book. Boring story about a rich female who didn't get everything she wanted. Went broke and then inherited millions. Glad she's giving it away tho.
Karg
Very good book. I wanted to read this as I am applying for a scholarship with her foundation. She's a really amazing and interesting woman, quite overshadowed by her much more famous brother. Very good read, she has done so much for women and promoting education.
Marirne
I give the book four stars because she is a remarkable women. Her work is an inspiration to be better in my own life and five to those around me. It is not the most poetic read. Just the facts powerful, honest, and a testimonial that our purpose in life can become clearer when we least expect it. Thank you for inspiring me and so many others. The world is a better place because you have lived in it.
Kardana
lOVELY
Rias
Easy read. Provides a greater understanding of Doris Buffet and how she came to be the person she is today. Largely based on interviews with family members and people that know her very well.
I bought this book expecting a address on how to help and nothing. Her story is truly inspiring! Just thought some kind of info about her charity.
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