October 28, 2008
October 28, 2008
As heard on NPRâ?a wondrous nationwide celebration of our shared humanity
StoryCorps founder and legendary radio producer Dave Isay selects the most memorable stories from StoryCorpsâ' collection, creating a moving portrait of American life.
The voices here connect us to real people and their livesâ?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.
Authored by founder Dave Isay, LISTENING IS AN ACT OF LOVE is a compilation of selected interviews from the first 10,000 sessions of the StoryCorps oral history project, in which ordinary people, usually in the company of friends and relatives, tell their stories in a soundproof studio at New York's Grand Central Station. The stories enter the historical record by being placed in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, and the participants receive a CD of their experience. The compelling stories in LISTENING IS AN ACT OF LOVE are drawn from every one of the 50 states, and are organized under general themes. Each story presents a unique perspective, and collectively they provide a wide-ranging and inspiring panoramic study of life in these United States.
Genre: History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Customs + Traditions, Social History
- Genre: Social Science, History
- Subgenre: Social History, Customs + Traditions
- Publisher: Penguin Group USA
- Pages: 293
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Online Item #: 11326090
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-3058
- ISBN: 9780143114345
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported