Brentwood - Amanda Lindhout discusses and signs "A House in the Sky"
Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes author, humanitarian, and survivor Amanda Lindhout to the store to discuss and sign her new book, A House in the Sky: A Memoir, on Thursday, September 19th at 7pm.
In August of 2008, Amanda Lindhout, a Canadian journalist, was kidnapped, along with her entourage, by teenage insurgents in Somalia. She was held hostage for 460 days. In her most desperate moments, she visited a "house in the sky," far from the woman in captivity below.
Donations for her ransom helped eventually secure Amanda's release, and in 2010, she founded the non-profit Global Enrichment Foundation, which aims to promote peace and development in Somalia through education and community-based empowerment programs. In 2011, she confronted her fears and returned to Somalia, leading a convoy carrying food aid for 14,000 people in the Somalia town of Dobley.
A House in the Sky is the story of an amazing woman who refused to become a victim despite her terrible experience, who refused to sink into anger, bitterness, or thoughts of revenge, and instead has become a source of inspiration, strength, and leadership.