Sean Penn Haiti Foundation to Benefit as the New Global Book Club,, Launches

CHICAGO, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --, the new global book club dedicated to bringing readers together worldwide to share in the discovery and discussion of one exceptional book every two months, creating widespread change in the world as a result, and helping charities in the process, has launched.

(Logo: (Logo: Membership in is free. Every two months, members vote from amongst three new books on the one book they'd like to read and discuss. These book selections are based on input from local book club leaders worldwide, book critics, and a diverse range of prominent individuals. Members receive exclusive insights on each book from the authors and prominent individuals in arts and entertainment, media, business, and beyond, and they also share their own insights in the forums.

Every two months, a different charity is also selected. When members order the book through links on, 100% of the club's commissions and also proceeds from the author go to the charity. Members also receive insights about the work of the selected charity to expand their awareness and inspire them to take action through donations, volunteering, and spreading the word to others.

Sean Penn's Haiti Foundation, J/P HRO, is the featured charity for November and December 2010. The featured book for November / December 2010 is "Unfinished Business: One Man's Extraordinary Year of Trying to Do the Right Things" by Lee Kravitz, who was fired from his job as editor-in-chief of Parade magazine which prompted him to write the book.

According to founder Brian Vaszily, "Exceptional books still have an unparalleled power to strengthen, enlighten, and motivate individuals - and therefore the society they're a part of - to be and do their best, to thrive despite whatever circumstances they face.

"Unfortunately in today's information-cluttered world," Vaszily continues, "most of the exceptional books published today that can truly change lives go unnoticed by those who need them most. My mission with is to change that. Person by person, book by book, and with proceeds and attention going to charities, is going to make individual lives and this world a better place." Everyone who appreciates books is encouraged to join for free now at, where they'll also discover more about the book club, the Sean Penn Haiti Foundation, about founder Brian Vaszily, and about "Unfinished Business." SOURCE Copyright (C) 2010 PR Newswire. All rights reserved -0- KEYWORD: Illinois INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PUB