Callings

The Purpose and Passion of Work

Author: Dave Isay,Maya Millett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143110071

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Stories of passion, courage, and commitment, following individuals as they pursue the work they were born to do, from StoryCorps founder Dave Isay In Callings, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay presents unforgettable stories from people doing what they love. Some found their paths at a very young age, others later in life; some overcame great odds or upturned their lives in order to pursue what matters to them. Many of their stories have never been broadcast or published by StoryCorps until now. We meet a man from the barrios of Texas whose harrowing experiences in a family of migrant farmers inspired him to become a public defender. We meet a longtime waitress who takes pride in making regulars and newcomers alike feel at home in her Nashville diner. We meet a young man on the South Side of Chicago who became a teacher in order to help at-risk teenagers like the ones who killed his father get on the right track. We meet a woman from Little Rock who helps former inmates gain the skills and confidence they need to rejoin the workforce. Together they demonstrate how work can be about much more than just making a living, that chasing dreams and finding inspiration in unexpected places can transform a vocation into a calling. Their shared sense of passion, honor, and commitment brings deeper meaning and satisfaction to every aspect of their lives. An essential contribution to the beloved StoryCorps collection, Callings is an inspiring tribute to rewarding work and the American pursuit of happiness. From the Hardcover edition.

Callings

The Purpose and Passion of Work

Author: David Isay,Maya Millett

Publisher: Penguin Press HC

ISBN: 1594205183

Category: Interviews

Page: 266

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The founder of StoryCorps relates the true stories of people who are doing what they love amd making a difference, including a man from a Texas barrio who became a public defender, and a waitress who makes everyone feel at home at her diner.

Callings

The Purpose and Passion of Work

Author: Dave Isay

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101980850

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Stories of passion, courage, and commitment, following individuals as they pursue the work they were born to do, from StoryCorps founder Dave Isay In Callings, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay presents unforgettable stories from people doing what they love. Some found their paths at a very young age, others later in life; some overcame great odds or upturned their lives in order to pursue what matters to them. Many of their stories have never been broadcast or published by StoryCorps until now. We meet a man from the barrios of Texas whose harrowing experiences in a family of migrant farmers inspired him to become a public defender. We meet a longtime waitress who takes pride in making regulars and newcomers alike feel at home in her Nashville diner. We meet a young man on the South Side of Chicago who became a teacher in order to help at-risk teenagers like the ones who killed his father get on the right track. We meet a woman from Little Rock who helps former inmates gain the skills and confidence they need to rejoin the workforce. Together they demonstrate how work can be about much more than just making a living, that chasing dreams and finding inspiration in unexpected places can transform a vocation into a calling. Their shared sense of passion, honor, and commitment brings deeper meaning and satisfaction to every aspect of their lives. An essential contribution to the beloved StoryCorps collection, Callings is an inspiring tribute to rewarding work and the American pursuit of happiness.

Ties That Bind

Stories of Love and Gratitude from the First Ten Years of StoryCorps

Author: Dave Isay

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143125966

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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The award-winning founder of StoryCorps analyzes the project's first decade to celebrate the power of the human bond as demonstrated by poignant examples, from two brothers who reconnect after parent rejection, to a gay woman who reveals to her granddaughter her youthful hopes of having a family, to a veteran who remembers his poignant relationship with two Iraqi children.

All There Is

Love Stories from StoryCorps

Author: Dave Isay

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143123025

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 157

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The founder of StoryCorps, a national project that records, shares, and preserves the lives of Americans from all backgrounds, presents individuals' love stories from early dating to finding connections and lifelong commitment.

Listening Is an Act of Love

A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project

Author: Dave Isay

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101202630

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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As heard on NPR, a wondrous nationwide celebration of our shared humanity StoryCorps founder and legendary radio producer Dave Isay selects the most memorable stories from StoryCorps' collection, creating 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 stereotype. We are our history, individually and collectively, and Listening Is an Act of Love touchingly reminds us of this powerful truth. Dave Isay's newest book, Callings, is now available from Penguin Press.

Mom

A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps

Author: Dave Isay

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101427329

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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"What I want to say to you is that sometimes life catches you by surprise and you feel unequipped to handle what it brings you, but every bit of life you've lived before that moment equips you to live through it. That's what I would give to you." -Fanni Victoria Green-Lemons, in conversation with her daughter, Danyealah Green-Lemons In Mom, Dave Isay-StoryCorps's founder and the editor of the project's bestselling collection, Listening Is an Act of Love-presents a celebration of American mothers. Featuring StoryCorps's most revelatory stories on the subject, Mom looks across a diversity of experience to present an entirely original portrait of motherhood. Through conversations between parents and children, husbands and wives, siblings and friends, the life of the American mother unfolds. In stories that take us from the woods of New Hampshire to urban Detroit and beyond, we meet mothers and children from all walks of life-an immigrant mother instilling in her children the importance of education, adult children caring for an elderly parent, a woman remembering the sound of her mother's laugh, and mothers and children of all ages learning to grow into new roles over time. Visiting families in moments of profound joy and sadness, courage and despair, struggle and triumph, we learn new truths about that most primal and sacred of bonds-the relationship between mother and child. With this vital contribution to the American storybook, StoryCorps has created a tribute to mothers that honors the wealth of our national experience. An appreciation of the wisdom and generosity passed between mothers and children, this generation to the next, Mom offers powerful lessons in the meaning of family and the expansiveness of the human heart. Watch a Video

Life Reimagined

The Science, Art, and Opportunity of Midlife

Author: Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399573321

Category: Aging

Page: 464

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'There's no such thing as an inevitable midlife crisis', Barbara Bradley Hagerty writes in this provocative, hopeful book. New scientific research explodes the fable that midlife is a time when things start to go downhill for everybody. In fact, midlife can be a great new adventure, when you can embrace fresh possibilities, purposes and pleasures. In Life Reimagined, Hagerty explains that midlife is about renewal: It's the time to renegotiate your purpose, refocus your relationships, and transform the way you think about the world and yourself.

Awaken the Outlaw

Discover Your Process for Transformation

Author: Ben Stroup

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1630887943

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 9433

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Remember those rules we were taught as kids? Work hard. Pay attention. Do this and you’ll be successful in life. We did our best to do everything right. But now we feel unsettled, restless, and lost in the chaos. Now what if we told you . . . That’s exactly where you should be. In that overwhelming chaos is the very place you’ll discover your purpose and passion. The challenge you must accept is the journey to uncover what that is. That journey is your process for transformation. And it starts with breaking a few rules, with awakening the outlaw inside of you. Awaken the Outlaw gives you permission to break through the barriers that keep you from embarking on your search for purpose. It teaches you to look beyond the illusions that prevent you from moving forward. And it empowers you to live your life—and your faith—in a way that draws others into the adventure of their own transformation.

The Sagebrush State

Nevada's History, Government, and Politics

Author: Michael Wayne Bowers

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874176827

Category: History

Page: 275

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An updated edition of this informative study of Nevada's history and constitution is updated through 2005 to include information on the elections of 2002 and 2004 and two controversial sessions of the legislature. Original.

Callings

Finding and Following an Authentic Life

Author: Gregg Levoy

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0609803700

Category: Self-Help

Page: 339

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Levoy describes the myriad ways individuals are directed to follow their authentic true work and provides inspiring psychological, spiritual, and practical guidance.

Sociology in Action

Author: Kathleen Odell Korgen,Maxine P. Atkinson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506345891

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 5586

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Wake up your introductory sociology classes! Sociology in Action helps your students learn sociology by doing sociology. Sociology in Action will inspire your students to do sociology through real-world activities designed to ignite their sociological imaginations. This innovative new text immerses students in an active learning experience that emphasizes hands-on work, application, and learning by example. Each chapter explains sociology's key concepts and theories and pairs that foundational coverage with a series of carefully developed learning activities and thought-provoking questions. You choose the activities that will best engage your students, fit the format of your course, and meet your course goals.

Badminton

Technique, Tactics, Training

Author: John Edwards

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847978541

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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Crowood Sports Guide are superbly designed full colour paperbacks providing sound practical advice that will help make you a better player whether you are learning the basic skills, discovering more advanced techniques and tactics or reviewing the fundaments of your game. Badminton - Crowood Sports Guide features kit checks; laws checks; key points and coaching points and includes introduction to laws and club play. Skills and techniques at every level are discussed along with advice on correct equipment. Issued by the Badminton Association of England as part of the resource pack for their Teacher's Award.

Persistence of Vision

An Introduction to Film Appreciation

Author: Christopher Miller,Richard Scott Pursley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781465298843

Category:

Page: N.A

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Campus to Corporate

Your Roadmap to Employability

Author: Gangadhar Joshi

Publisher: Sage Publications

ISBN: 9789351502791

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

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This textbook offers a fresh perspective to the techniques of coping with the challenges of transition from a relaxed campus life to a professional corporate environment. Key highlights of the book: * Follows a pragmatic approach--discusses corporate expectations from students and the means to deliver the expected results. * Highlights critical soft skills requirements and adopts a practice-oriented approach. * Discusses high-in-demand technology-based skills (such as database management, data-mining and IT security). * Includes important information on professional certification and membership of professional associations.

Flophouse

Life on the Bowery

Author: N.A

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 150

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An unforgettable photographic odyssey into New York City's eight remaining flophouses in the Bowery district captures the life stories of the men, representing all backgrounds, races, and classes, who dwell in the forgotten underbelly of one of the world's great cities. 20,000 first printing.

Rereading America

Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing

Author: Gary Colombo,Robert Cullen,Bonnie Lisle

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319018246

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 688

View: 1874

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Rereading America remains the most widely adopted book of its kind because it works: instructors tell us time and again that they've watched their students grow as critical thinkers and writers as they grapple with cross-curricular readings that not only engage them, but also challenge them to reexamine deeply held cultural assumptions, such as viewing success solely as the result of hard work. Extensive apparatus offers students a proven framework for revisiting, revising, or defending those assumptions as students probe the myths underlying them. Rereading America has stayed at the forefront of American culture, contending with cultural myths as they persist, morph, and develop anew. The tenth edition, developed with extensive input from users, features a refreshed collection of readings with a new chapter that introduces students to one of the most pervasive myths of our time: technological innovation fosters a more equal society. Also in response to instructors' requests for more writing instruction, there are now more questions that help students apply to their own writing the strategies used in the readings.

Zoology

Author: Stephen Miller,John Harley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 1259324230

Category:

Page: 640

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Our America

Author: Lealan Jones,Lloyd Newman,David Isay

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671004646

Category: Photography

Page: 208

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