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Chattanooga Area Residents Featured In National Book Unselfish

Monday, May 4, 2015

Three Chattanooga area residents are featured in a new book called Unselfish.  

Mark and Lindsay Teeter of Ringgold helped a competitor stay in business after the April 2011 tornado destroyed his building. Their story is featured on page 22 of Unselfish.  

Colette Holland of Dutton, Al., one hour out of Chattanooga, is featured in the book on page 8. 

DeWayne Hamby of Cleveland was given a minivan by an unnamed donor that he honors in his story. It is featured on page 102. 

Sergeant Scott Butcher from East Ridge astonished a passerby when he brought a homeless woman food for her dog instead of harassing her. His story is featured on page 28. 

Unselfish releases on Tuesday.

Review for Unselfish: 

Everyone is trying to get noticed. Selfies are taking over the internet.  We live in a world where success and achievement seem to be determined by how many “likes” or “followers” one has on social media.  Selfish behavior seems to be at an all-time high. 

But there are people who do unselfish things everyday.Unselfish – Love Thy Neighbor As Thy Selfie tells their story.The coffee  table book containing 99 stories and full color photos of selfless people (releasing May 5, 2015) celebrates acts of kindness and extraordinary sacrifices of regular people and celebrities. 

From high school football players helping a special needs girl fit in, to a police officer feeding a hitchhiker and her dog, to a Hollywood producer leaving behind a 6-figure job to help children in Cambodia, the true stories in this book will restore your faith in humanity. And maybe, just maybe, will inspire thousands of people to turn their cameras the other way and look for someone they can help. 

It is no coincidence that Unselfish releases the same day as Kim Kardashian’s book, Selfish. Paul Parkinson, the author of Unselfish, believes this project is an important antithesis.   

“We plan to release Unselfish the same day,” says Mr. Parkinson, whose last project was Nowhere Safe, a film about cyberbullying. “We feel there needs to be a counterbalance. This is not a campaign against any individual or group of individuals. It is a campaign to address the growing culture of selfishness.” 

For additional information, visit www.unselfishstories.com or www.facebook.com/unselfishstories.  

Mr. Parkinson is a former regional vice-president of a medical supply company, which he left in 2012 to found various media enterprises.  As president of Gradual Elevate Media, Mr. Parkinson wrote the story for and oversaw the production of the feature film, “Nowhere Safe” – a movie that addresses the issue of cyberbullying.  His work is in media that positively affects society and culture.  He and his wife Rebecca have six children.


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