Going the Extra Mile - One Man's Curiosity Through America Leads to Compassion (Paperback)
During our country's current crisis, one man was inspired to explore America's diverse circumstances by embracing the many challenges communities face. Sparked by curiosity, Daniel Seddiqui's drive to learn and develop a deeper understanding leads to compassion for people and their enduring struggles. He recounts his inspiring mission in his book Going the Extra Mile: One Man's Curiosity Through America Leads to Compassion. Culture wars, racism, protests and a pandemic, 2020 has become a year of awareness, change, and making an impact. Remember the guy who did 50 jobs in 50 states during the recession? He's at it again This time, Daniel trades months of his life living and working in the hardest hit communities to address the epidemics of high unemployment in South Dakota, extreme poverty in Appalachia, undocumented immigration in California, obesity in Mississippi, and gang violence in Southside Chicago. In Going the Extra Mile he chronicles all aspects of his journey, dropping into towns a complete stranger, as Daniel motivates the "most obese town in America" in Mississippi to participate in a 5k race, works with youth to secure jobs on the South Dakota reservation with the highest unemployment rate in the country, and keeps kids off the streets in south side Chicago with extreme gang violence. In Central California he works in the fields to learn about the struggles of undocumented workers migrating to the US and living under the radar. He writes of his most difficult and dramatic experience in Appalachia with extreme poverty where he works in social services to comfort the sick. Through this work, you'll navigate through our country's great diversity, hear and learn the stories of abject communities and be inspired to take action for a brighter tomorrow. Daniel's authentic journey proves we can break barriers and genuinely develop respect and compassion for one another. "What differentiates us is our circumstance and environment, but as Americans our will can unite us. Go the Extra Mile "