- Written by Jessica Alexander
- Paper back
This is an honest and irreverent memoir of a young aid worker as she spends a decade working in humanitarian aid. Her experience transports the reader through the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide, to managing a 24,000-person camp in Dafur, collecting evidence of war crimes in Sierra Leone, and finally to her work in the clean up of Haiti's devastation. Throughout this physical journey, the reader is also witness to the author's own internal transformation from idealistic intern, to hardened cynic and, ultimately, to hopeful but critical realist.