Listening is an Act of Love
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Listening is an Act of Love

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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 fromPenguin Press."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 293 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 17.78mm | 113.4g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • PLUME
  • New York, NY, India
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0143114344
  • 9780143114345
  • 525,773

Review quote

"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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About Mr. David Isay

Dave Isay is the founder of StoryCorps and its parent company, Sound Portraits Productions. Over the past two decades his radio documentary work has won nearly every award in broadcasting, including five Peabody awards. Dave has also received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a MacArthur Fellowship, and a United States Artists Fellowship. He is the author (or coauthor) of four books based on Sound Portraits radio stories, including Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago and Flophouse. He and his wife, Jennifer Gonnerman, live in Brooklyn.
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Table of contents

Listening is an Act of LoveIntroduction
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
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3,466 ratings
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