DAVE ISAY - Callings

Monday, May 2 at 7PM

Founder of StoryCorps
Dave Isay
speaking & signing
Callings:

The Purpose and Passion of Work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Join us this evening for delightful author and StoryCorps founder Dave Isay, he will discuss and sign his new collection of stories Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work


ABOUT CALLINGS

In Callings, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay presents unforgettable stories from people doing what they love. Some found their paths at a very young age, others later in life; some overcame great odds or upturned their lives in order to pursue what matters to them. Many of their stories have never been broadcast or published by StoryCorps until now.

We meet a man from the barrios of Texas whose harrowing experiences in a family of migrant farmers inspired him to become a public defender. We meet a longtime waitress who takes pride in making regulars and newcomers alike feel at home in her Nashville diner. We meet a young man on the South Side of Chicago who became a teacher in order to help at-risk teenagers like the ones who killed his father get on the right track. We meet a woman from Little Rock who helps former inmates gain the skills and confidence they need to rejoin the workforce. Together they demonstrate how work can be about much more than just making a living, that chasing dreams and finding inspiration in unexpected places can transform a vocation into a calling. Their shared sense of passion, honor, and commitment brings deeper meaning and satisfaction to every aspect of their lives. 

An essential contribution to the beloved StoryCorps collection, Callings is an inspiring tribute to rewarding work and the American pursuit of happiness.


ABOUT DAVE ISAY

Dave Isay is the founder of StoryCorps and the recipient of numerous broadcasting honors, including six Peabody awards, a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, and the 2015 TED Prize. He is the author/editor of numerous books that grew out of his public radio documentary work, including four StoryCorps books: Listening Is an Act of Love (2007), Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps (2010), All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps (2012), and Ties That Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude from the First Ten Years of StoryCorps (2013). Dave is also an Executive Producer of StoryCorps Animated Shorts, as seen on the PBS documentary series, POV.


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Event date: 
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78703-5413
Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work (A StoryCorps Book) Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781594205187
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Press - April 19th, 2016