Reviews

President Bill Clinton
President Bill Clinton

42nd President of the United States

 

“Howard Buffett’s account of his long battle against food insecurity conveys his deep respect for poor farmers and his conviction that they can be empowered to feed the world. His work is amazing and will inspire you to join his crusade.”

 

Tony Blair
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1997 – 2007

 

“This book is like Howard himself: inspiring, positive, and full of great stories. If you ever find yourself doubting that we can change the world for the better, read this and your optimism will return.”

Carlos Slim
Carlos Slim

Businessman and Philanthropist

 

“Howard has three passions: his devotion to the fight against hunger and misery; his love for farming; and his ability as a photographer and writer to share his amazing journey. Through the stories in 40 Chances, Howard invites all of us to join his efforts to fight poverty.”

 

Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria
Actress and Philanthropist

 

“Whether we are driving his combine in Illinois, meeting with farmers in Guatemala, walking across the border from Mexico to the US, or indulging in our shared love for Dairy Queen, a day spent with Howard Buffett is one spent learning and laughing. Howard’s intellect is only surpassed by the size of his heart. This book will give readers a chance to learn from him in the way that I have and form their own plan for making the most of the 40 Chances we all have.”

 

Dan Glickman
Dan Glickman
Former US Secretary of Agriculture

 

“The Jewish Talmud teaches that if you save one life you save the entire world. Howard Buffett has lived this prescription, and in the process has saved the world many times over. 40 Chances illustrates that his commitment and passion to help folks out of poverty, at home and especially in the developing world, has had a remarkable and measurable impact on the lives of farmers and rural citizens worldwide. 40 Chances should be a primer for all our citizens on how one man has the passion to save the world, and how we can all follow his lead in our own way.”

 

Publisher's Weekly
Publisher’s Weekly
Book Review

 

“In 40 chapters—constructed as elegant essays—Buffett describes his quest to make a difference in the world […] he recounts his personal and professional experiences in surprisingly candid and colorful fashion. An accomplished photographer, Buffett humanizes his stories with his own pictures […] Those interested in these issues or global philanthropy are sure to find this a satisfying read.”

 

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Booklist
Book Review

 

“[An] inspiring manifesto. . . Buffett’s work is both an informative guidebook and a catalyst for igniting real changes in the world.”

 

Kirkus Reviews
Kirkus Reviews
Book Review

 

“An impressive example of how an individual’s diligent work can truly affect the world.”

 

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Margaret Jaworski
Success Magazine

 

“An immensely readable, important and inspiring book with essential lessons about doing business in difficult circumstances.”

 

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Miguel Forbes
Forbes

 

“Howard Buffett’s new book redefines risk taking in philanthropy.”

 

Peter Lamb
Peter Lamb, Senior Fellow at the Philanthropic Initiative
Foster’s Daily Democrat

 

“The Buffetts have traveled the world and looked at all factors – ecological, social, economic – and their work gets at the core of the challenges of food security and sustainable agriculture around the globe.”

 

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Susan Antilla
Bloomberg Businessweek

 

“Philanthropists will take much from Forty Chances, and the layperson will benefit, too, coming away wiser about the powerful forces that keep poverty and hunger alive – and ways to fight those force.”

 

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Sheridan Jobbins
World Economic Forum

 

“He provides both pragmatic examples of successful charitable endeavours, as well as cautionary tales from well-meaning failures. This creates a valuable resource for anyone interested in effective giving.”