The Uncommon Life

Meet the Author Update

February 24, 2011

We’re so excited to meet author Conor Grennan tomorrow at 3 pm on our Facebook page, and I can tell by all your questions that it’s going to be a great event!

Conor has devoted his life to helping reunite children in Nepal with their families, after a decade-long civil war, and his book Little Princes is a real call to action for all of us.

I think Conor’s going to have some great suggestions for ways we can all help. But I want to start out by telling you about our Better To Give Partner, Next Generation Nepal. Founded by Conor Grennan, this amazing nonprofit offers temporary care and education for children trafficked into Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu, and slowly but surely are reconnecting these children with their families in rural and remote mountain villages.

Right now, you can choose for Next Generation Nepal to receive $1 from us, each time you make a purchase. And on Friday, February 25, in honor of our Q&A with Conor Grennan, we’ll be doubling our donation amount.

So if you haven’t picked up a copy of Little Princes yet, you can make a difference for children at the Little Princes orphanage, by buying your copy on Friday. Just remember to select Next Generation Nepal at checkout!


  • Reply Thomas February 25, 2011 at 11:50 am


    Thanks for taking the time to share with our community today. More importantly, thank you for devoting part of your life to such good works. Mary and I look forward to reading your book together soon. We also had a few questions for your presentation today:

    1. What conditions must exist to allow trafficking of children? What can – and must – be done to change these conditions? Are these largely local battles? Or can countries and global organizations such as the UN have a significant impact?

    2. What are some small things individual people can actually do to make a difference? Sometimes these issues look so large and overwhelming that we don’t know how to get started or whether we can in fact make any difference.

    3. Aside from horrible individual life experiences, what larger societal and/or community risks are created by trafficking?

    We look forward to hearing from you today.


    Thomas Epting
    Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer

    Mary Simmerling, PhD
    Asst Prof Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College
    Cornell University

  • Reply jamie currais February 25, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    no book signing in the charleston, sc area?

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