Thirst by Scott Harrison


An inspiring personal story of redemption, second chances, and the transformative power within us all, from the founder and CEO of the nonprofit charity: water. At 28 years old, Scott Harrison had it all. A top nightclub promoter in New York City, his life was an endless cycle of drugs, booze, models--repeat. But 10 years in, desperately unhappy and morally bankrupt, he asked himself, "What would the exact opposite of my life look like?" Walking ...

Details Thirst

Release DateOct 2nd, 2018
GenreNonfiction, Biography Memoir, Autobiography, Memoir, Biography, Christian

Reviews Thirst

  • Samuel Wood
    I received an early copy from Crown via my graduate program. Scott's story is tremendous and amazing. While reading it, there were times where I felt a presence come over me, as if something unseen resonated with what I was reading. Please buy this book when it's released in October.
  • Cindy Luis
    This is a very personal story by Scott Harrison of his journey from a confused, rebellious young boy whose mother had a strange illness and whose parents became zealous in their faith to a selfish, partying young man to the founder of a wonderful charity hoping to make a real difference in this world! The book is easy to read and will touch your heart and soul. Scott doesn't hide the truth of his life as a drinking, drug-using night club promoter...
  • Jeff Lochhead
    If you only read one book this year, this should be it!! It is not very often that I slow down reading a book, because I didn’t want it to end. Harrison’s story challenges one to look beyond their comforts and step into the incredibly transforming lifestyle of living by faith. In his case, changing the lives of thousands around the world by providing clean water to areas of the world that are without.
  • Daniel Henderson
    This is my #1 for the year.
  • Nani Birrell
    Where do I even begin? I had to break up my review in 2 parts. Part 1. Scott’s Writing: I’m a self-published author and a female construction worker living in Las Vegas. My start time is 6 a.m. at the Resorts World tower. I found myself getting to work earlier and earlier to read “Thirst”. If I missed the man lift to my work area on the 5th floor I practically ran up the 5 stories worth of stairs to give myself more time to read. I could ...
  • Lindsay Hickman
    I very rarely give five stars to any book, but this one checked all the right boxes for me. If you are not familiar with charity:water and Scott Harrison’s story he spends about the first third of the book giving a great history. One learns about his childhood, his family, life events that shaped him and how he ended up being a nightclub promoter in New York. I thought this section was fascinating because I’ve heard Harrison speak before, but...
  • Hadrien
    Thirst is a feel good, inspiring read. Scott Harrison is a fantastic story teller who exemplifies how one person can inspire countless others to get behind something they believe in and take action. Scott's stories paint a clear picture of what life in water deprived parts of Africa is like and make you feel connected to the people there.This book is not a technical read and did not go into much detail on the causes behind the water crisis such a...
  • Steve
    Was fortunate enough to get an advanced copy of Thirst, which is truly one of the best books I’ve ever read. I came in knowing a lot about Charity Water, as I’m a monthly donor and have had a profound respect for the work they do ever since hearing Scott Harrison on Bill Simmons’ podcast a few years ago.This book not only taught me more about Charity Water and the impact my contributions have made, but challenged me about the idea of charit...
  • Trevor Marks
    There isn't a stronger or more personal connection between humans then the art of storytelling. Great stories are full of hope. Great stories define who we are. And great stories empower the audience. The book Thirst and Scott's story will leave you inspired, appreciative and motivated to not only tell your story but to make part of your story about giving to people in need so one day those people can tell their story too. Visionaries like Scott ...
  • Alexander Rivas
    First off I was not aware how much of Christianity played a vital role in the author's story. It is always good to read a story about someone who was walking a life that was of emptiness and unfulfillment then gets awoken and changes his trajectory. It seems to me that the skill sets he obtained as a nightlife promoter did not go to waste because they helped him get clean water to the people who struggle daily to get the minimum amount to survive...
  • Rachelle
    Thirst... an inspiring journey one entrepreneur took on a mission to connect people with clean water. Although some chapters dragged on with details of parties and backstory, the book contained valuable yet heart wrenching information about the world's water crisis. Drilling wells to hit fresh water, campaigning for a charity that spends 100% of money received on the company's mission, and finding new resources of revenue and staff are among the ...
  • Maura
    Fast read. Kept me engaged the whole way through. The author is an over-the-top kind of personality so everything he does he does beyond reason, but that's a part of why the book was compelling. He also turned his life around from "over the top decadence and self-indulgence" to an over-the-top drive to bring clean water to humanity all over the world. I was a contributor to charity: water before the book but I'm even more secure in my belief that...
  • Jesse Hale
    My work is water. Water is simple to me and it shows up in 20 gpm or 1200 gpm without hesitation. To watch Scott go from his life of selfishness to a life of bringing life to others at 0.3 gpm is humbling and awe inspiring. I would be lying if I said I didnt break down countless times while reading this book. I put it down...only to eat and drink water. My heart fills with joy at his work and is crushed by those that still need something as "mund...
  • Andrew Hurley
    *I was given an advance copy of this book from the publisher*I first heard Scott's story on a podcast he did with Bill Simmons a few years ago. I was immediately drawn to Scott's mission and purpose. Scott's change of heart was literally miraculous.This book is well written, engaging, and provides additional stories for the reader even if they are familiar with Scott's tale.It's an inspiring must read!
  • Melissa
    I was touched by Scott Harrison’s story. The beginning was so surprising to me, and I kept thinking to myself: “How is this guy going to end up founding a charity for clean water?” Let’s just say that I was amazed how the story got there. So inspirational, and this book is full of hope. What an experience.
  • Peggii
    I relate to the comment from another reader: who am I to rate someone's life "his biography"? Scott is a story teller and definitely did an amazing job describing his own journey to self discovery and purpose. His drive and ability to inspire others is put to good use. I trust this book will move many people.
  • Brenda Koinis
    Truth really is more compelling than fiction. Scott Harrison's book gives his readers two stories in one as it describes how his life changed dramatically and how he is--with the help of thousands of contributors--changing the lives of millions across the globe. Masterfully woven into an inspiring tale, this book is a winner. You'll want to read from start to finish without a break.
  • Pat
    It's a page-turner. Harrison went from a drug using nightclub promoter to the founder of a growing charity to deliver water across Africa. There's a little more than that and he tells quite a few of the ups and downs along the way.I can't think about water the same again.
  • Robert
    It has been a long time since something could inspire me personally, professionally, spiritually, and emotionally all at once. This is a remarkable story that I cannot wait to share with everyone I know. I just finished an advance copy and encourage everyone to buy it when it comes out in October.
  • Carol
    I love this book! I am already gifting it to others. It is inspiring in the way that 1. he is literally a prodigal son story and 2. that anyone can be a part of something big if they choose to be. Life-changing. I've got big plans and dreams after reading this book.
  • Samantha
    This book is truly inspiring, I’d Learned about Scott Harrison a few years previously on the Rich Roll podcast and already donate to the spring every month, but I enjoyed learning more of his backstory, childhood, and the struggles that charity water faced.
  • Brynn
    Thirst is an incredible book!!! The stories that Scott Harrison shares within these pages are so captivating, inspiring, and eye opening. If you’re looking for a good book, you’ve found it! Thirst is a must read!
  • Dean
    Very inspiring!
  • Kristin
    This was an awesome book and such a great reminder that God can redeem anyone no matter our sins. Thank you Scott for being so real and encouraging us to get out and do something to help others.
  • Kathy V.
    LOVED IT!! Inspirational. empowering, redemptive and honest. An authentic voice. Required reading for all of us living on this earth together.
  • Dave
    Absolutely one of the most inspirational stories I’ve ever read. Every chapter got me choked up.
  • Alisa
    Absolutely loved this book! Transformation is real. Your life doesn't have to mirror Scott's life to want to make a change and to know that each person can make a difference.
  • Ben Fraley
    Just a great readThe ups and downs of the beginnings of a charity that impacts millions, bringing water and life to those who need it desperately.
  • Ali Nasser Almuallem
    مع لغته البسيطة وتصرفات الكاتب التي تبدو أحيانا عجولة وبلا حُسبان للعواقب، نجح سكوت هاريسون في إثارة الكثير من الفوضى بداخلي