Listening Is an Act of Love (Paperback)
A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project
Penguin Books, 9780143114345, 320pp.
Publication Date: October 28, 2008
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As heard on NPR, a wondrous nationwide celebration of our shared humanity
StoryCorps founder and legendary radio producer Dave Isay selects the most memorable stories from StoryCorps' collection, creating a moving portrait of American life.
The voices here connect us to real people and their lives--to their experiences of profound joy, sadness, courage, and despair, to good times and hard times, to good deeds and misdeeds. To read this book is to be reminded of how rich and varied the American storybook truly is, how resistant to easy categorization or stereotype. We are our history, individually and collectively, and Listening Is an Act of Love touchingly reminds us of this powerful truth.
Dave Isay's newest book, Callings, is now available from Penguin Press.
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Praise For Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project…
“As heartwarming as a holiday pumpkin pie and every bit as homey . . . what emerges in these compelling pages is hard-won wisdom and boundless humanity.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer