My Hero: Extraordinary People on the Heroes Who Inspire Them Audiobook, by the My Hero Project Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: the My Hero Project Narrator: Alan Sklar Publisher: Tantor Audio Length: Release Date: December 2005 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781400171989

Publisher Description

In the tradition of Marlo Thomas's The Right Words at the Right Time, My Hero is a stunning collection of essays by American heroes—including Michael J. Fox, Senator John McCain, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, astronaut John Glenn—about their heroes, inspiring examples of the best that we can be.

In My Hero, some of the most prominent heroes and leaders of our time will share—in their own words—their thoughts and stories about the people who have been the greatest source of strength and inspiration to them. In these uncertain times, these stories about the extraordinary people whose words and deeds made an indelible impression will serve as welcome beacons.

Find out from Michael J. Fox what sort of career woman would work tirelessly for years only to toss aside the spectacular profession she'd worked so hard and so long to achieve to run his foundation.

How did Dana Reeve come to find such grit and grace when her fairy tale prince was thrown from his real-life steed, paralyzed from the neck down?

What could Nelson Mandela possibly have in common with a happy little whale named Baby Beluga, the whimsical creation of songwriter Raffi?

How did Stan O'Neal, the grandson of a former slave, manage to become Chairman, President, and CEO of Merrill Lynch?

A book for young and old alike, My Hero is about the values that live in us all. It is a book that will inspire us to reach our own potential.

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Collection of short bios of those who inspired those who inspire us...feel good read, surprising the people who are really influential in the lives of others. "

    - Taylor, 10/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Interesting idea, but it couldn't have been done in a less interesting way. B O R I N G. Was I too subtle there? "

    - Katie, 11/26/2010
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Interesting idea, but it couldn't have been done in a less interesting way. B O R I N G. Was I too subtle there? "

    - Katie, 7/27/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Collection of short bios of those who inspired those who inspire us...feel good read, surprising the people who are really influential in the lives of others. "

    - Taylor, 1/9/2008

About the Author

The My Hero Project is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire the hero in all of us by shining a spotlight on real-life examples of people at their best. The three founders: Karen Pritzker, formerly a magazine editor, works as an advocate for literacy and children’s issues. Rita Stern is an artist and Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker and was an architect of the original My Hero web site. Jeanne Meyers is a film and multimedia producer who helped develop and has continued to direct the award-winning My Hero web site since its inception.

About the Narrator

Alan Sklar, a graduate of Dartmouth, has excelled in his career as a freelance voice actor. Named a Best Voice of 2009 by AudioFile magazine, his work has earned him several Earphones Awards, a Booklist Editors’ Choice Award (twice), a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and Audiobook of the Year by ForeWord magazine. He has also narrated thousands of corporate videos for clients such as NASA, Sikorsky Aircraft, IBM, Dannon, Pfizer, AT&T, and SONY.