Synopses & Reviews
StoryCorps travels America, collecting and preserving the stories of our lives. Each conversation is housed in the Library of Congress, and many are broadcast on NPR’s Morning Edition, heard by millions of listeners each week. Told from the hearts, souls, and lives of individual Americans, these stories make us laugh, cry, think, feel, and know that we are all worth listening to and remembering.Gayle and Frank Newby. They met on a triple blind date in 1950, had a three-day courtship, and honeymooned on $20.Bobbi Côté-Whitacre and her wife, Sandi. At 19, they were totally in love and couldn’t tell anyone.Tomas Kubrican and his wife, Carol Mittlesteadt. She thought he had a mental disorder; he made heart-shaped pancakes.Elliott Reiken. He and his identical twin brother met and married identical twins.Joe and Trudy Hunter. He was Ray Charles’ road manager; she was a back-up singer.Hilda Chacón and her husband, Pedro Morán-Palma. They haven’t stopped talking in 20 years.David Wilson. A plaintiff in the 2004 court case legalizing same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, David remembers the death of his first partner.and much more.
“A remarkable collection of true anecdotes about love and marriage—and all the obstacles in between—thats bound to win over even the most jaded of cynics. . . . These testaments of love reveal themselves as profound literature on a par with that of even the grandest poet or novelist. Heres a Valentines Day gift more meaningful than any box of chocolates. A.”
“Love stories for people who dont read love stories.”
“Remarkable love stories.”
Moving, uplifting, real-life stories from everyday Americans, gathered by StoryCorps and heard on NPRs Morning Edition.
StoryCorps travels America, collecting and preserving the stories of our lives. Each conversation is housed in the Library of Congress, and many are broadcast on NPRs Morning Edition, heard by millions of listeners each week. Told from the hearts, souls, and lives of individual Americans, these stories make us laugh, cry, think, feel, and know that we are all worth listening to and remembering.
About the Author
DAVE ISAY is the founder of StoryCorps and the recipient of numerous broadcasting honors, including five Peabody Awards and a MacArthur “Genius” fellowship. He is the author/editor of four books including Listening Is an Act of Love, a New York Times bestseller.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction by Dave IsayRachel Salazar with her husband, RubenAndrea McKnight with her husband, JayPJ Goetz with her son, SamMary and Peter Vincelli with their daughter LaurenBobbi Côté-Whitacre with her wife, SandiJudi Frabosilo with her husband, PhilipPaul Wilson with his daughter Marty SmithAndrea St. John remembering her boyfriend, Kevin BroderickRebia Mixon Clay remembering her husband, Frank MixonMax Voelz remembering his wife, KimberlyGranvilette Kestenbaum remembering her husband, HowardBeverly Eckert remembering her husband, Sean RooneyHilda Chacón with her husband, Pedro Morán-PalmaPepper Miller with her husband, RonCatherine Kohanek with her husband, ScottMala Fernando with her daughter Ashanthi GajaweeraDon Boniface with his partner, Ted KuharDanny Perasa with his wife, Annie