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The StoryCorps Project

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by cougargirl, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member

    As I mentioned on another thread, I'm reading the book "Listening Is An Act of Love," which is a compilation of personal narratives from the StoryCorps project. You've probably heard some of the StoryCorps narratives on NPR or on a podcast, or if you've visited Grand Central Terminal in New York you've seen the StoryCorps booth.

    I cannot put this book down when I'm home, and I can't stop listening to some of the touching stories that people tell, from one woman who went through childhood obesity, to another who proposed while he was telling a story about his late father. I haven't brought myself to listen to the stories from 9/11 or Hurricane Katrina yet - I don't have any tissues handy.

    But I'm reading or listening to the stories that people tell and really, it makes me wonder what my life is worth or how and if I have asked my parents and my husband and my best friend the right questions about their lives. That's the hardest part of understanding what a great book this is.

    Anyhow, enjoy. I'm sure with our collective background in journalism we can appreciate the simple art of asking questions.

  2. Satchel Pooch

    Satchel Pooch Member

    I thought my father was god was excellent, too.
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