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This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women

This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women


This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women

ratings:
4.5/5 (55 ratings)
Length:
54 minutes
Publisher:
Released:
Oct 3, 2006
ISBN:
9781427208569
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features Americans—from the famous to the unknown—completing the thought that begins with the book's title. The pieces that make up the program compel listeners to re-think not only what and how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.

Featuring a star-studded list of contributors that includes John McCain, Isabel Allende, and Colin Powell (as well as pieces from the original 1950's series including Helen Keller and Jackie Robinson), the collection also contains essays by a Brooklyn lawyer, a woman who sells yellow pages advertising in Fort Worth, TX and a man who serves on the state of Rhode Island's parole board.

The result is a stirring, funny and always provocative trip inside the minds and hearts of a diverse group of Americans whose beliefs, and the incredibly varied ways in which they choose to express them, reveal the American spirit at its best.

A Macmillan Audio production.

Publisher:
Released:
Oct 3, 2006
ISBN:
9781427208569
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Jay Allison is one of public radio's most honored producers. He has produced hundreds of nationally broadcast documentaries and features for radio and television. His work has earned him the duPont-Columbia and five Peabody Awards, and he was the 1996 recipient of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's Edward R. Murrow Award for outstanding contributions to public radio, the industry's highest honor. He was the curator and producer of This I Believe on NPR and he produces The Moth Radio Hour. Before his career in broadcasting, Jay was a theater director in Washington, D.C. He is also the founder of the public radio stations for Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and Cape Cod where he lives.


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  • (5/5)
    Beautiful. A collection of beliefs to revisit time after time.
  • (5/5)
    Listening to this is healthy exercise for the brain and heart.
  • (5/5)
    What’s good about this book is how inclusive it’s views are of people, while specific to Americans, reflects a far greater majority.
  • (5/5)
    This book is inspiring. It connects rather than divides. I love it as an audiobook because hearing the voices of the individual writers is deeply moving.