Living on a Dollar a Day
The Lives and Faces of the World's Poor

THOMAS A. NAZARIO, RENÉE C. BYER

Text by Thomas A. Nazario, Photographs by Renée C. Byer, Foreword by the 14th Dalai Lama

Astonishingly, one out of every six people who share this planet lives on less than a dollar a day.

The 150 color photographs and written profiles in this captivating book put faces and names on the tragedy of global poverty that is too often anonymous. The stories show us that we all have similar hopes and dreams for ourselves and our children, but for so many circumstances outside of their control—changing climate, military conflict, political oppression, or the lack of access to basic healthcare and education—prevent this realization. Looking into these faces may seem overwhelming at first, but in fact, changing the life of one person, or one family, or one village, is possible. This book invites you to participate in changing the world for the better and shows you how.


THOMAS A. NAZARIO is the founder and president of The Forgotten International, a nonprofit organization that does poverty alleviation work in several parts of the world, as well as an attorney, child advocate, and law professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law.

RENÉE C. BYER is an American documentary photojournalist best known for her in-depth work focusing on the disadvantaged and those who otherwise would not be heard. Her work earned her the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 2007 and made her a Pulitzer finalist in 2013. She has covered local, national, and international stories for The Sacramento Bee since 2003.

April 2014 $49.95 Clothbound (Can. $0.00) ISBN-13 9781593720568 11.5” x 10” inches More than 200 color photographs 348 pages SOCIAL SCIENCE/PHOTOGRAPHY