Who Knows Tomorrow
Lisa Lovatt-Smith

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Narrated By: Kate Reading

Duration: 10 hours and 10 minutes

What to expect

Born in Spain and raised by a struggling single mother, Lisa Lovatt-Smith became an editor at British Vogue at nineteen, the youngest in Cond├® Nast history. She helped launch Spanish Vogue and partied across Europe with celebrities, fashion designers, photographers, and supermodels.

By her thirties Lisa has her dream career and a glamorous life in Paris, but when her adopted daughter, Sabrina, is expelled from school, Lisa takes her to volunteer in a Ghanaian orphanage in the hope of getting her back on track. What she discovers there changes both their lives for good.

Appalled by the deplorable conditions she finds, Lisa moves to Ghana permanently and founds OAfrica, dedicating her personal resources to reuniting hundreds of Ghanaian children with their families and spearheading a drive to shut down corrupt orphanages. On this unforgettable journey, Lisa confronts death threats, malaria, arson, and heartbreaking poverty; she also discovers truly inspiring children trapped in limbo by a moneymaking scheme bigger than she ever imagined.

Who Knows Tomorrow is the engaging, frank, and often surprisingly funny story of one amazing woman who has traveled the globe in search of meaningful connection. Although to Lisa her story will always be about the children, it's also a touching celebration of a woman who is talented, generous, and unfailingly courageous.

Genre

Memoirs, Charities, voluntary services and philanthropy

Listen to a sample

“In the midst of a career in high fashion, journalist and author Lovatt-Smith stepped off her gilded career path to pursue a passion. This inspiring memoir explores her transformation from the youngest editor at British Vogue into an activist focused on the establishment of children’s aid organizations in Ghana. When her daughter’s emotional problems became overwhelming, a counselor suggested that volunteering might help…Lovatt-Smith’s immensely readable narrative explores her personal metamorphosis and her positive impact on the children of Ghana.”

Publishers Weekly

“When a Vogue editor trades designer photo shoots for community development, the steep learning curve makes rich material for this memoir.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Lisa’s adventures in West Africa are a powerful testimony to what we could all achieve if we truly become change makers. The work she does is so inspiring to me, and her book tells a fascinating story of struggle over adversity few of us could imagine.”

Rachel Roy, fashion designer

“Lisa’s journey, her crossing worlds, made me realize that saving lives is just there within a hand’s reach. We live in a world of possibilities and we each choose our own path. A story that deserves to be read.”

Margarita Missoni, fashion designer

“Worlds and motives collide inconveniently, touchingly, and passionately…In what reads like an emotional thriller, hard won victories break through the clay and lives are forever transformed.”