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This I Believe II: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women
Contributor(s): Allison, Jay (Editor), Gediman, Dan (Editor), Gregory, John (Editor), Merrick, Viki (Editor), Botein, Emily (Editor)

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ISBN: 0805090894     ISBN-13: 9780805090895
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: July 2009
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Annotation: Featuring 80 Americans--from the famous to the unknown--this series of insightful observations completes the thought that the book's 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.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Belief and doubt.
Conduct of life.
Life.
BISAC Categories:
- Literary Collections | Essays
Dewey: 170/.44
LCCN: bl2013026539
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 7.75" H x 5.25" W x 1.00" (0.50 lbs) 266 pages
 
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Publisher Description:
A new collection of inspiring personal philosophies from another noteworthy group of people

This second collection of "This I Believe "essays gathers seventyfive essayists--ranging from famous to previously unknown--completing the thought that begins the book's 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. Readers 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.


Contributor Bio(s):

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.

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.


 
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