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This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women
Contributor(s): Allison, Jay (Editor), Gediman, Dan (Editor)

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ISBN: 0805086587     ISBN-13: 9780805086584
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2007

Annotation: Featuring 80 Americans--from the famous to the unknown--this series of insightful observations completes the thought that the books title introduces. Each piece compels readers to rethink not only how they arrive at their own personal beliefs but also how they share them with others.

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BISAC Categories:
- Self-help | Motivational & Inspirational
Dewey: 170.44
Series: This I Believe
Physical Information: 0.9" H x 5.2" W x 7.9" (0.55 lbs) 291 pages
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"A welcome change from the sloganeering, political mudslinging and products of spin doctors."--"The Philadelphia Inquirer"
Based on the NPR series of the same name, "This I Believe" features eighty Americans--from the famous to the unknown--completing the thought that the book's title begins. Each piece compels readers to rethink not only how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs but also the extent to which they share them with others.
Featuring many renowned contributors--including Isabel Allende, Colin Powell, Gloria Steinem, William F. Buckley Jr., Penn Jillette, Bill Gates, and John Updike--the collection also contains essays by a Brooklyn lawyer; a part-time hospital clerk in Rehoboth, Massachusetts; a woman who sells yellow pages advertising in Fort Worth, Texas; and a man who serves on Rhode Island's parole board.
The result is a stirring and provocative trip inside the minds and hearts of a diverse group of people whose beliefs--and the incredibly varied ways in which they choose to express them--reveal the American spirit at its best.

Contributor Bio(s): Gediman, Dan: - 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 broadcasting's most prestigious awards, including the duPont-Columbia Award.Allison, Jay: - 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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