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This I believe II : more personal philosophies of remarkable men and women / edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman with John Gregory and Viki Merrick in association with NPR.

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Portland Public Library - Adult Department

CD BOOK 170.44 THI

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Audiobook on CD/MP3
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New York : Macmillan Audio, [2008]
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5 audio discs (approximately 5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Playing Time
Essays are read by the authors ; theme music for the radio program by George Brandl Eglof.
Produced by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman with John Gregory and Viki Merrick.
Disc 1. Introduction / Jay Allison -- Finding the strength to fight our fears / Terry Ahwal -- I will take my voice back / Quique Aviles -- A silent night that brought healing / Steve Banko -- Living with integrity / Bob Barret -- The strange blessing that brought me home / Robin Baudier -- Returning to what's natural / Amelia Baxter-Stoltzfus -- The right to be fully American / Yasir Billoo -- The person I'm supposed to be / Andy Blowers -- Making it up as I go along / Alice Brock -- Sticking my nose in the world's business / Brigid Daull Brockway -- Teaching a bad dog new tricks / David Buetow -- The learning curve of gratitude / Mary Chapin Carpenter --
Disc 2. Failure is a good thing / Jon Carroll -- The faith that brings me peace / Betsy Chalmers -- The person I want to bring into this world / Laura Shipler Chico -- The deeper well of memory / Christine Cleary -- A marriage that's good enough / Corinne Colbert -- Creating our own happiness / Wayne Coyne -- A way to honor life / Cortney Davis -- We never go away / Dennis Downey -- The questions we must ask / Tamar Duke-Cohan -- Learning true tolerance / Joel Engardio -- Doing things my own way / Bela Fleck -- Dancing all the dances as long as I can / Robert Fulghum -- A reverence for all life / Michelle Gardner-Quinn -- A feeling of wildness / David Gessner -- All the joy the world contains / Jimmie Dale Gilmore -- As I grow old / David Greenberger -- Untold stories of kindness / Ernesto Haibi --
Disc 3. Peace begins with one person / Ivory Harlow -- Do what you love / Tony Hawk -- Combating the tyranny of the positive attitude / Barbara Held -- My husband will call me tomorrow / Becky Herz -- The tense middle / Roald Hoffmann -- Living in the here and now / Jeffrey Hollender -- [Inner strength emerges when times are desperate] / Jake Hovenden -- Becoming a parent is a gift / Chris Huntington -- Finding redemption through acceptance / Interrogator -- Paying attention to the silver lining / Annaliese Jakimides -- There is no blame; there is only love / Ann Karasinski -- The universe is conspiring to help us / Kevin Kelly -- We all need mending / Susan Cooke Kittredge -- Telling kids the whole truth / Martha Leathe -- Every person is precious / Isabel Legarda -- Navigating turbulent waters / Jimmy Liao -- All beings are interconnected / James Loney --
Disc 4. A musician of many cultures / Yo-Yo Ma -- Being content with myself / Kamaal Majeed -- Be cool / Christian McBride -- That old piece of cloth / Frank Miller -- My home is New Orleans / Mike Miller -- That Golden Rule thing / Craig Newmark -- My personal leap of faith / Bill Nunan -- Admittance to a better life / Michael Oatman -- Living what you do every day / Yolanda O'Bannon -- The long road to forgiveness / Kim Phuc -- The practice of slowing down / Phil Powers -- Living my prayer / Sister Helen Prejean -- The chance to move forward / Maria Mayo Robbins -- Utterly humbled by mystery / Father Richard Rohr -- I always have a choice / Catherine Royce -- I am not my body / Lisa Sandin -- Resilience is a gift / Joel Schmidt --
Disc 5. The designated celebrator / Melinda Shoaf -- Baking by senses and memories / Emily Smith -- Learning to trust my intuition / Cynthia Sommer -- An optimistic view of the world / Dan Tani -- Community in action / Studs Terkel -- Music makes me come alive / Joan Tower -- God is God because he remembers / Elie Wiesel -- The guts to keep going / Amy Lyles Wilson -- Freeing myself through forgiveness / Yolanda Young -- A potential for brutality / Yinong Young-Xu -- A duty to family, heritage, and country / Ying Ying Yu -- We're all different in our own ways / Joshua Yuchasz -- Afterword / Dan Gediman -- Appendix A: How to write your own "this I believe" essay -- Appendix B: How to use "This I believe" in your community.
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 people 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 about forgiveness, personal integrity, and honoring life and change.
GMD: sound recording.
Belief and doubt.
Conduct of life.
Added Author
Allison, Jay.
Gediman, Dan.
National Public Radio (U.S.)
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This I believe 2
This I believe (Radio program)
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SLD 1412 BBC Audiobooks America