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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 IsayIn Callings StoryCorps founder Dave Isay presents unforgettable stories from people doing what they love Some are paid well for their work others not at all; some found their paths at a very young age others later in life; many overcame great odds or upturned their lives in order to pursue what matters to them These stories were collected over the past two years as part of a national outreach campaign a I cannot get enough of these compilations They make me fall back in love with humanity ever African Nights passion courage and commitment following individuals as they Kings pursue the work they were born to do from StoryCorps founder Dave IsayIn Callings StoryCorps founder Dave Isay Doctor Who presents unforgettable stories from An Affair with My Mother people doing what they love Some are Peppa Pig paid well for their work others not at all; some found their Dot.Homme paths at a very young age others later in life; many overcame great odds or upturned their lives in order to The West (3rd Edition) pursue what matters to them These stories were collected over the The Maddest Idea (Revolution at Sea past two years as The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running part of a national outreach campaign a I cannot get enough of these compilations They make me fall back in love with humanity ever

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First for StoryCorps and most have never been published or broadcast until nowWe meet a man from the barreros 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 voluntee What a fantastic book Full of people's life stories I love reading them and feeling inspire


10 thoughts on “Callings

  1. says:

    If you love StoryCorps you will love this as its condensed versions of some of the stories told to them over the years dealing with various elements of work and callingMy favorites are the bridgetender and the tattoo removal artist


  2. says:

    Last month I read my first StoryCorps book Listening is an Act of Love and I couldn’t help but be affected by all of those stories The stories in Callings The Purpose and Passion of Work are similar I grew up in a house with a father who loved his job every minute of every day even the bad days he would never have traded one day of flying for any other job in the world I have great respect and admiration for those people who manage to find a job that pays well enough to survive on and feeds their soul as well There are many touching stories; one of my favorites was the story of a self proclaimed street corner astronomer Twenty seven years with not much than a sign and a telescope and a hat to collect whatever donations people wanted to make He showed these people the stars the planets teaching his visitors sharing in their joy Another person talks about her years as a forensic artist An interview with an NBA Referee A volunteer in a program that pre dates NASA testing the affects of high speed on human subjects Fascinating and memorable stories illustrating how working and living their passions has enriched their lives Release Date 19 April 2016Many thanks to PENGUIN GROUP The Penguin Press NetGalley and to Dave Isay for the opportunity to read this book


  3. says:

    I cannot get enough of these compilations They make me fall back in love with humanity every single time


  4. says:

    What a fantastic book Full of people's life stories I love reading them and feeling inspired StoryCorps for the win again


  5. says:

    StoryCorps gives you a glimpse into other peoples lives how they live what motivates them their challenges and their joys It's a burst of inspiration and a reminder of what makes us human I recently listened to an interview with the creator of StoryCops Dave Isay on OnBeing During that interview there was mention of his new book Callings Being such a fan of StoryCorps I purchased the book right away and boy am I glad that I did Callings is a book about people work and finding what you love It's about how people in everyday life find meaning in their day to day work The book is a collection of interviewsstories from teachers physicians chefs police officers etc The characters at the center of these stories share how they came to find their calling and how this fulfills them The stories are honest and heartfelt highly recommend


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    I had read Dave Isay's Listening Is An Act of Love a few years back during my days as a newspaper columnist and I got much out of that book So with my new gig as a senior writer at a local university a job that has me digging for stories that tell a universal truth for the many things I write I figured I could find those here I didCallings reminds me of Studs Terkel's Working because it's full of these colorful characters far from the headlines of the day Every person comes from the popular StoryCorps series on NPR the short audio recordings that I bet cause many driveway moments for many of us That happens because these stories tell much about who we are And you'll find that here in Callings full of short stories from migrant workers bridge tenders farmers sanitation workers a lox slicer a beer vendor and even a US congressmanA neurosurgeon talks to his eighth grade science teacher who inspired him And that is one beautiful story But I think my favorite comes from a retired firefighter a father from New York City who lost both his sons on 911 One was a firefighter; the other a cop The father says There’s not many people I know of that the last words they said to their son or daughter were “I love you” and the last words they heard were “I love you” So that makes me sleep at night”Good stuff


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    With the worst of America on grotesue display on an almost daily basis at the moment it’s refreshing to read something that showcases some of that country’s best characteristics In addition to its core focus on professional pride and fulfilment there are stories here of dramatic social mobility and uiet dignified heroism in the face of racism sexism homophobia and depravation An anthology of everyday Americans talking about their jobs and personal philosophies is the kind of thing I would usually run a mile to avoid and I suspect many fellow cynics will steer clear of this book fearing intolerable levels of preachy sentimentality I believe they will be missing out because this is one of the wisest most moving and thought provoking things I’ve read in a long time Part philosophy part social history and part self help book in a good way


  8. says:

    I love StoryCorps and was hoping for a uick uplifting read when I chose this one This collection is truly meant for the audiobook format since each person’s story was read by the individual author which gave their words all the meaning Some of the stories were entertaining some were heartbreaking but all of them left me with food for thought and something new to consider Although I was expecting of a focus on how different people came to find their “callings” and what makes their chosen professions meaningful for them the diverse stories included were still valuable in their own right Overall I was left with a lot to consider and learned a few things along the way which was a decent takeaway from such a short book


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    an inspiring tribute to rewarding work and the American pursuit of happinessEveryone has a story to tell and I love hearingreading them I'm a fan of StoryCorps and this collection of stories is dedicated to everyone working to find and follow their callings May you live with courage always The unforgettable stories are of dreamers generations healers philosophers and groundbreakers I found them inspiring and motivational Studs Terkel wrote that work is about the search for daily meaning as well as daily bread for recognition as well as cash for astonishment rather than torpor; in short for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying How fortunate are those who discover the work that they were born to do


  10. says:

    I really enjoyed these personal stories on finding sometime reluctantly and working in your calling It ended on such a sad note working as a death row guard spiritual counselor and clinical staff I wish I could I hear that part but maybe I just need time to processReading this in conjunction with The Good Girls Revolt which documents the barriers the women of Newsweek faced in the 60’s trying to work in their calling as reporters and writers


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