Endorsements

Unselfish is a beautiful collection that illustrates one of the best common grounds upon which we all can stand: care for each other.”

Joel Hunter, Senior Pastor of Northland, a Church Distributed, Inaugural member of the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

 

“The acknowledgement that selfishness pervades modern life, and our inherent desire for the opposite, is the great hope for us all, and our future.  The stories in Unselfish give us great hope for the future.”

Scott Neeson, Founder and Executive Director of Cambodian Children’s Fund.  Former President of Twentieth Century Fox International

 

“Everyone needs to GET THIS BOOK! Unselfish definitely should be on everybody’s coffee table.”

Marilu Henner, Actress, Producer, Author, Host of The Marilu Show

 

“A popular song from the past century stated, ‘Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me’.  The people you will read about in Unselfish understand this concept well.  If everyone were to practice unselfishness in a similar fashion, we would have much greater peace on earth.”

Jose Ramos-Horta, 1996 Nobel Peace Prize winner and former President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

 

“A big, beautiful book that screams to be put on coffee table display for all to see, Unselfish delivers heart-warming tales of the kind of selfless acts that don’t make the headlines.”

Radian Lit Book Reviews

 

“’Lose yourself and you will find yourself.’ The stories in Unselfish add the wonderful insight necessary to know why this truth is so important. This book helps us understand that every great blessing in life can be driving us to a wonderful state where charity is the sacred crowning endowment.”

Steve Young, Super Bowl MVP, Pro Football Hall of Fame Member, and Founder of Forever Young Foundation

 

“I just love when you find a book that celebrates OTHERS. That speaks about leadership through service. That shows the value of leadership being personal, rather than positional. That shows you don’t have to win awards to make a difference. That is this book.  Now let’s make Unselfish mandatory reading for ALL ages.”

Julie Foudy, Olympic Gold Medalist, Founder, Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy, former Captain of the US Women’s Soccer Team

 

“With an Internet age that seems to reward narcissistic behavior, it’s refreshing to see the faces of so many unsung heroes who work diligently behind the scenes to make the world a better place. I believe it’s part of our duty as human beings to look out for one another as best we can. More stories like these must be told. This book, Unselfish, is uplifting and inspiring.”

Kelli Serio, Navy Veteran, Breitbart News Columnist

 

Unselfish is an ethic – and a book – that people of all identities, from atheists to Zoroastrians, can get behind, and get better at.’

Eboo Patel, Founder and President, Interfaith Youth Core

 

“Paul has hit the nail on the head. Unselfish is easy to read in bite-sized chunks and gets you thinking about how to make the world a better place. Get it and get inspired. What are you waiting for?”

Monique Hohnberg, Founder, #RiseRegardless, Wellness and Film Journalist (Australia)

 

“Besides his wisdom and altruism, the thing we admire about our friend Paul Parkinson is his great sense of timing.  To have this wonderful book about unselfishness come out on the same day as the Kardashian book on selfishness is the ultimate juxtaposition.  And the very future of the world may hang on which side the majority of us gravitate toward.”

Richard and Linda Eyre, NY Times #1 Bestselling Authors

 

“An entire book made without a selfie stick? Unbelievable. People helping people without thoughts of Twitter followers? Unreal. A book to gladden the heart? Unselfish.”

Rick Reilly, Award Winning Journalist and Sportswriter, and Founder of anti-malaria effort “Nothing But Nets”

  

“In today’s world of selfies and obsession with one’s self, Parkinson’s lovely compilation of stories in his latest book Unselfish reminds us that real inner beauty, goodness, and compassion are part of the human spirit that changes people’s lives.  Forget Kim Kardashian’s coffee table book about her shallow life and discover the greatness of selfless individuals who do not seek glory or fame, but focus on those who are less fortunate and dedicate their lives in truly making the world a better place.  The book inspires you to take action and use your talents for the greater good.”

Mercedes Schlapp, TV and Radio Political Commentator

 

“Mario Nugara is one of the most altruistic, deeply generous, passionate and committed souls on the planet. His artistry and love for the Ballet has empowered, encouraged and transformed the lives of so many underserved children in the community.  He is a true gift.  The book, Unselfish, is a wonderful gift as well, illuminating many beautiful stories of selflessness, including Mario’s story.”

Lesley Ann Warren, Actress and Singer, Golden Globe Award recipient and Oscar nominee

 

Unselfish should be on the coffee table of every Kardashian home!  It reminds us what truly brings happiness – loving others.  And, such original ways! The book’s true stories include Greg Kloehn who makes tiny ‘work of art’  rooms-on-wheels for the homeless; and ex-movie producer Scott Neeson who left the glamour of Hollywood nine years ago to fix the poverty in Phnom Penh. Scott sold everything he had and lives and works there, feeding, clothing, educating and building homes for strangers. I am inspired – less selfies, more un-selfies!”

Victoria Jackson, Actress and Comedian, Former cast member Saturday Night Live

 

“This book reminds us of the true meaning of being “Unselfish“.  You find your real purpose when you are willing to put the needs or wishes of others before your own.  A tug on your heartstrings to take action of your own doing and being.  Be inspired by these stories.”

Ty Bennett, Best-selling Author of The Power of Influence & The Power of Storytelling.

 

“I’m so inspired by the stories and people in this book, it makes me want to leap out of my chair and take action! The “Unselfish” of the world have it all figured out, and while I’m proud to be a part of this story collection, I’m humbled by it as well. Read it like an instruction manual for life, then go change the world around you!”

Ryan Devlin, Actor (Brothers & Sisters, Veronica Mars) and Co-Founder of This Bar Saves Lives

 

“I believe and think of the world as a collective consciousness, so why wouldn’t we be ‘Unselfish’, it’s in all of our best interests…wait, does that make it selfish after all?”

Natasha Henstridge, Actress and Model

 

Unselfish portrays a new world where everyone from brilliantly inspired youth to the deepest wise elder make a difference in their worlds – and ours.  From every walk of life, these are stories of people showing up when life calls. Paul shares how small makes big in a profoundly connected world.”

Jody Turner, Brand Anthropologist, CEO and Founder, CultureofFuture.com

 

“These are the stories that need to be told. These are the stories that need to be read by every child around the world. To be included in these pages humbles me beyond words and fills me with immense pride. It is my wish that this book, Unselfish, is the first of many that celebrates kindness towards others and shows that empathy and unselfish acts can change our world!”

Georgia Van Cuylenburg, Actress, Voice Actress, Comedian and Founder of Arts Bridging the Gap

 

“Unselfish will restore your faith in humanity.  It will inspire you to stop the selfies, turn the camera around, put others in the lens, and reach out a helping hand.  The antidote for our ‘me’ obsessed selfie culture, Unselfish will change your POV–and just might change your life.”

Nancy Stafford, Actress (“Matlock”), Speaker, and Author of  The Wonder of His Love: A Journey into the Heart of God  and Beauty by the Book: Seeing Yourself as God Sees You 

 

“What an incredible, feel good book! It only takes a minute to read a story and be completely inspired by the good in the world and motivated to help others on even the smallest of levels. This is a book that will literally give you a physical feeling of happiness.”

Al Fox Carraway, Popular Blogger, Speaker

 

“No matter how high the mountain, there’s always the road. The people you will read about in Unselfish have chosen to take a different road, climb mountains and fight revolutions that may seem unconquerable to others. Instead of looking for an easier life or waiting for others to fix what’s wrong in the world, they are asking, ‘If not me, who?’”

Denise Restauri, Founder and CEO, GirlQuake, and Forbes Contributor

 

“In this age of rampant narcissism, the stories in Unselfish are a breath of fresh air, a relief, a joy, an inspiration, and a necessity. Thankfully, there are still people who are willing to put altruism first. If only there were more collections of unselfish stories, and fewer of selfies. Read this book to restore your faith in humanity.”

Jean M. Twenge, co-author of The Narcissism Epidemic and author of Generation Me