All There Is

All There Is

Love Stories from StoryCorps

Format
Hardcover
Price
$24.95
 
Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9781594203213
  • 176 Pages
  • Penguin Press
  • Adult

Overview

In ALL THERE, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay shares stories of love and marriage from the revolutionary oral history project, revealing the many and remarkable journeys that relationships can take.

In stories that carry us from the excitement and anticipation of courtship to the deep connection of lifelong commitment, we discover that love is found in the most unexpected of places—a New York tollbooth, a military base in Iraq, an airport lounge—and learn that the course it takes is as unpredictable as life itself. As the storytellers in this book start careers, build homes, and raise families, we witness the life-affirming joy of partnership, the comfort of shared sorrows, and profound gratitude in the face of loss.

These stories are also testament to the heart’s remarkable endurance. In ALL THERE IS we encounter love that survives discrimination, illness, poverty, distance—even death. In the courage of people’s passion we are reminded of the strength and resilience of the human spirit. This powerful collection bares witness to real love, in its many varied forms, enriching our understanding of that most magical feeling.
All There Is

All There Is

Dave Isay

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Praise

"These testaments of love reveal themselves as profound literature on a par with that of even the grandest poet or novelist. ALL THERE IS is a Valentine’s Day gift more meaningful than any box of chocolates."
– ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“These myriad forms of love will provoke readers to contemplate their own love lives with a new sense of depth.”
– KIRKUS
“[A] collection of gems … ALL THERE IS made me verklempt a ridiculous amount of times.”
– THE BOSTON GLOBE
“In reminding us what really matters most, ALL THERE IS is sure to spark renewed reassessments of readers’ own relationships and priorities.”
– CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
“[A] heart-poundingly good book…there’s just one word for the book: lovely.”
– THE HUFFINGTON POST
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