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"The Yellow Envelope"

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It all started in Portland. Kim Dinan, who lived in the city for eight years, decided to quit her job, sell her house and embark on a round-the-world trip with her husband. She shares the story of her life-changing trip around the world in her new memoir, The Yellow Envelope: One Gift, Three Rules, and A Life-Changing Journey Around the World.

Visit Kim at her book event:

• Thursday, April 13 at 7pm – Broadway Books (Portland)

On the night before they left, Kim and her husband received an unusual going-away present from their friends….a yellow envelope with $1,000 and three simple instructions for giving it away during their travels:

Rule #1: Don’t over think it!

Rule # 2: Share your experiences! (… if you want to)

Rule # 3: Don’t feel pressured to give it all away!

The yellow envelope traveled with Kim through a rickshaw race in India, volunteering at a children’s literacy and arts center in Ecuador, visiting a tiny island in Peru, trekking across Nepal, and beyond.

As Kim distributes the gift to people she encounters along the way, she learns that money does not have a thing to do with the capacity to give, but that giving—of ourselves—is transformational.