Listening Is an Act of Love
A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project
On Sale: November 8, 2007
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From more than ten thousand interviews, StoryCorps-the
largest oral history project in the nation's
history-presents a tapestry of American stories, told by the
people who lived them to the people they love.
StoryCorps began with the idea that everyone has an
important story to tell. And since 2003, this remarkable
project has been collecting the stories of everyday
Americans and preserving them for future generations. In New
York City and in mobile recording booths traveling the
country-from small towns to big cities, at Native American
reservations and an Army post-StoryCorps is collecting the
memories of Americans from all ages, backgrounds, and walks
of life. The project represents a wondrous nationwide
celebration of our shared humanity, capturing for posterity
the stories that define us and bind us together.
In Listening Is an Act of Love, StoryCorps founder and
legendary radio producer Dave Isay selects some of the most
remarkable stories from the already vast collection and
arranges them thematically into a moving portrait of
American life. The voices here connect us to real people and
their lives-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 caricature. Above all, this book honors
the gift each StoryCorps participant has made, from the raw
material of his or her life, to the Americans who will come
after. We are our history, individually and collectively,
and Listening Is an Act of Love touchingly reminds us of
this powerful truth.
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