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This I Believe II: More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women

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Publisher Comments:

A new collection of inspiring personal philosophies from another noteworthy group of people

This second collection of This I Believe essays gathers seventy-five essayists—ranging from famous to previously unknown—completing the thought that begins the books title. With contributors who run the gamut from cellist Yo-Yo Ma to ordinary folks like a diner waitress, an Iraq War veteran, a farmer, a new husband, and many others, This I Believe II, like the first New York Times bestselling collection, showcases moving and irresistible essays.

Included are Sister Helen Prejean writing about learning what she truly believes through watching her own actions, singer Jimmie Dale Gilmore writing about a hard-won wisdom based on being generous to others, and Robert Fulghum writing about dancing all the dances for as long as he can. Listeners will also find wonderful and surprising essays about forgiveness, personal integrity, and honoring life and change.

Here is a welcome, stirring, and provocative communion with the minds and hearts of a diverse, new group of people—whose beliefs and the remarkably varied ways in which they choose to express them reveal the American spirit at its best.

Synopsis:

Based on the NPR series of the same name, this second collection of "This I Believe" essays offers the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans. Unabridged. 5 CDs.

Synopsis:

A collection of inspiring personal philosophies from a noteworthy group of seventy-five essayists

Synopsis:

Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features 80 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.

About the Author

Jay Allison, the host and curator of This I Believe, is an independent broadcast journalist. His work appears often on NPR and has earned him five Peabody Awards. He is the founder of the public radio stations that serve Marthas Vineyard, Nantucket, and Cape Cod, where he lives.

Dan Gediman is the executive producer of This I Believe. His work has been heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Fresh Air, Marketplace, Jazz Profiles, and This American Life. He has won many of public broadcastings most prestigious awards, including the duPont-Columbia Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781427204950
Subtitle:
More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
With:
Gregory, John
Editor:
Allison, Jay
Editor:
Gediman, Dan
Author:
Gediman, Dan
Author:
Allison, Jay
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Motivational & Inspirational
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Life
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
Inspiration & Personal Growth
Edition Description:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
20080930
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 CDs/5 hrs
Dimensions:
5.94 x 5.11 x 0.605 in
Media Run Time:
300

Related Subjects

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"Synopsis" by , Based on the NPR series of the same name, this second collection of "This I Believe" essays offers the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans. Unabridged. 5 CDs.
"Synopsis" by ,

A collection of inspiring personal philosophies from a noteworthy group of seventy-five essayists

"Synopsis" by , Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features 80 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.

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