Robert Fulghum’s New Book Supports Habitat
AMERICUS, Ga. – Robert Fulghum, one of America’s most popular authors has teamed up with one of this countries best known nonprofits, Habitat for Humanity International. Fulghum’s latest book, TRUE LOVE (HarperCollins:February 14, 1997) is a compilation of stories told to and by him which relate to the mystery, confusion, elation and pain associated with the incredible experience of love. Fulghum has gone beyond writing about love, and decided to celebrate the spirit of true love by donating all net royalties from the sale of the book to Habitat for Humanity for its work.
In the introduction Fulghum writes, “To Habitat for Humanity, founded on the principle that the ultimate grace is found in the simple admonition, ‘Love one another.’” About choosing Habitat for Humanity as his beneficiary, Fulghum states, “It is one of the two or three charitable organizations I most respect. I especially admire former President Jimmy Carter’s role with Habitat.”
On writing his latest book, True Love, Fulghum found people were much more willing to tell their most personal stories when they found out the royalties were going to such a charitable organization.
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. Habitat works in partnership with people in need throughout the world building simple, decent shelter that is sold to them at no profit, through no-interest loans. Funds, building materials and labor are donated by individuals, churches, corporations and other organizations who share our goal of eliminating substandard housing in the world. Founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat has helped nearly 300,000 people in over 50 countries have a decent place to call home.
True Love is available at a discount from Our House, Habitat’s online gift shop. Please see the Our House page for pricing and ordering information.