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Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the Storycorps Project (Paperback)
May 2009 Indie Next List
“Drawn from the work of StoryCorps, these stories of real people transport us into the lives of others -- and offer a much-needed reality check in these tough times! A great book club read.”
— Mary McDonald, Learned Owl Book Shop, Hudson, OH
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," will be published by Penguin Press on April 19, 2016.
About the Author
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 four Peabody awards, two RFK awards, and two Livingston awards. He is also the recipient of a Guggenheim and a MacArthur Fellowship. He is the author or coauthor of four books, including "Holding On," "Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago," and "Flophouse: Life on the Bowery,"
“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