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Publisher's Summary

How OzHarvest charity queen and internationally renowned leader Ronni Kahn found her true calling in this passionately uplifting memoir. 

Life throws us mysterious ingredients. If we are brave enough to put the recipe aside and experiment, it's right there that things get interesting.

As the owner of a successful events company, throwing away huge volumes of leftover food at the end of the day came with the territory. But when Ronni Kahn hit midlife, she found herself no longer able to turn a blind eye to her food waste problem. Hand delivering the untouched food to homeless shelters around Sydney became her renegade solution. Little did she know that fixing her small problem at work would lead her to unlock a hidden purpose at the very core of her inner life.

Now founder and CEO of the food rescue organisation OzHarvest, Ronni leads hundreds of staff and thousands of volunteers with the goal to nourish Australia. She serves in an advisory capacity to government and is an instrumental leader in changing federal laws to improve social justice and environmental policies.

A Repurposed Life is the story of how Ronni found her voice, her heart and her deepest calling. From her early years growing up under the brutal system of apartheid South Africa, to a socialist commune in Israel, Ronni finally settled in Australia to discover a profound new way of living. Shared with the humour, warmth and energy that have made her an internationally renowned keynote speaker, this heartfelt exploration of the choices that define us will speak to anyone seeking a more passionate expression of being alive.

©2020 Ronni Kahn (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"From the founder of OzHarvest, an ebullient, generous memoir with an exhilarating message: it's never too late to do great things." (Annabel Crabb)

"Brimming with energy, altruism and refreshing candour." (Quentin Bryce)

"The inspiring story of a woman with a big heart who dared to make a difference. This is a must-read book. I couldn't put it down." (Ita Buttrose)

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Entertaining and Inspiring.

In my late 30’s, it’s so wonderful to hear stories about people’s lives... where they began, the journey they went on, the choices they made... and how each piece of the puzzle fits together. Ronni’s story is inspiring on so many levels.

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surprised me

wonderfully read by author. her journey was so interesting. learnt a lot more than I expected

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Book of the Year, Book of a Lifetime

My goodness, I couldn't have hoped for a better book and narration. If inspiration and purpose sits on your heart and the forefront of your very mimd and spirit then this book is for you. I've registered my interest in being an Ozharvest volunteer and can't hrlp but want to buy this book for whoever needs a reminder of encouragement to offer what they have in terms of gifts, talent, knowledge, experience and wisdom. It all equates to value and nothing goes to waste. Highly recommend! Sad I've finished the book but exhiberantly happy for this legacy of inspiration!

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Great Book ❤

Lots of gems within, a great story of purpose and legacy. "one starfish at a time".

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Thank you Ronni

I am incredibly moved by this book and very grateful that it found me. It is inspiring, eye-opening, heart-warming, insightful, meaningful and so much more. Thank you so much for sharing your story Ronni x

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Inspiring and heart warming read

Ronni is such a wonderful and inspiring human with so much wisdom to offer
Life changing if you we choose
Thank you Ronni

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Amazing story

Roni Kahns story is amazing and has inspired me to get out there and do what I've been talking about for a while now. thanks Roni

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So much more than a memoir

This isn't just a biography, it's a window to reimagining your life. It's inspirational and bursting with something that can be hard to come by in this day and age:
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Ronni Kahn is an absolute inspiration and delight!

Ronni Kahn has an incredible story and an incredible way with words!

A repurpose life has had such an impact on me and the way I see and live my life! I found myself listening at every opportunity as I just couldn’t stop listening (the equivalent of not being able to put a book down!)

I laughed, I cried and now am proudly a member of the order of the teaspoon, I carry one in my purse for whenever I may need it or a reminder of the impact I can have on those around me and the world.
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Everyone with a heart should read this

Wow! What a great read. Ronnie’s impact through her work at Oz Harvest is Impressive, and her story from South Africa to Australia via Israel is engaging and interesting. But we can all learn from her experience and build the chapters of our own life in a way that positively impacts the lives of others. As Ronni says, all it takes is a teaspoon and we all have one of those.

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