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Listening Is an Act of Love

A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project

Dave Isay - Editor

Dave Isay - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780143114345 | 320 pages | 28 Oct 2008 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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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.

Listening is an Act of Love Introduction
Author's Note

Home and Family
Work and Dedication
Journeys
History and Struggle
Fire and Water

The Story of StoryCorps
Afterword
The Conversation of a Lifetime
Do-It-Yourself Checklist
Favorite StoryCorps Questions
Acknowledgments
StoryCorps Facilitators, 2003-06
“Each interview is a revelation.”—USA Today

“ 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


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