"We often say that young people must not let themselves be infected by the cynicism of their elders. Hannah inoculated her family with the vision to dream a different world and the courage to help create it."
"The Salwens set a new standard for families and individuals seeking to inject meaning into their lives. What does your family stand for? Read this book – it will change your life."
Crazy, impetuous and utterly inspiring.... The Salwens offer an example of a family that came together to make a difference — for themselves as much as the people they were trying to help.
"Mixing humor, inspiration, and self-reflection, THE POWER OF HALF will give you a whole new perspective on your life. You can't help but recommit to the values you want to share with your children. And you'll be reminded that your kids have much to teach you, too."
"Give it up for the Salwen family.... You feel lighter reading this book, as if the heavy weight of house and car and appliances, the need to collect these things to feel safe as a family, are lifted and replaced by something that makes much more sense."
"Hannah inspires every one of her readers to ask, ‘What can I do to help?’ An adventure with a conscience. Brava!"
The Salwens' "book, soaring in idealism and yet grounded in realism, can show Americans of any means how best to give back."
"Hannah, you rock!"
"Americans are the world's most generous people, but, as THE POWER OF HALF shows, the Salwen family is lifting hearts in a new way. Who knew Siddartha lived in the suburbs, Mother Teresa wore volleyball kneepads, and the Buddha could emerge from his dream at a traffic light: When the heart is full, give half."
"THE POWER OF HALF is a story of generosity become realized - a family's unpretentious, morally introspective life becomes a fulfillment of an old ethical and spiritual imperative: that in giving we receive."
"THE POWER OF HALF proves so much about leadership. Most importantly, that leadership comes in all ages, as long as there is a decision made to let it out and foster it. Hannah and her family inspire me."
(The New York Times, 01.24.2010)
(ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, 02.08.2010)
(The Today Show, 08.07.2010)
(Los Angeles Times, 01.28.2010)
(CBS Sunday Morning, 02.07.2010)
(Boston Globe, 02.13.2010)
(The New Yorker, 03.15.2010)
(The Daily Beast, 02.22.2010)
(The Washington Post, 04.17.2010)
(Parade Magazine, 01.17.2010)