Listening Is an Act of Love

Listening Is an Act of Love

A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project

Narrated by:
Read by: Storycorps Participants

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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

Listening Is an Act of Love

Dave Isay, Narrated by: Dave Isay, Read by: Storycorps Participants


“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

Table of Contents

Author’s Note

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

The Story of StoryCorps
The Conversation of a Lifetime
Do-It-Yourself Checklist
Favorite StoryCorps Questions
StoryCorps Facilitators, 2003-06

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