This I Believe II: More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women

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By Jay Allison (Editor), Dan Gediman (Editor)
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“The second volume of essays from National Public Radio's 'This I Believe' series continues the theme of allowing people from every walk of life to express their beliefs and, before you know it, to pull us into their souls.”
— Betsy Goree, The Book Shelf, Tryon, NC


A new collection of inspiring personal philosophies from another noteworthy group of people

This second collection of This I Believe essays gathers seventy-five 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. Listeners 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.

About the Author

Jay Allison, the host and curator of "This I Believe," is an independent broadcast journalist. His work appears often on NPR and has earned him five Peabody Awards. He is the founder of the public radio stations that serve 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781427204950
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Publication Date: September 30th, 2008

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