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Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features 80 Americans, from the famous to the unknown, completing the thought that begins with the audiobook's title. The pieces that make up the program will compel listeners to rethink not only what and how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.

Featuring a star-studded list of contributors that includes John McCain, Isabel Allende, and Colin Powell (as well as pieces from the original 1950s series that included Helen Keller and Jackie Robinson), the collection also contains essays by a Brooklyn lawyer; a woman who sells yellow-pages advertising in Fort Worth, Texas; and a man who serves on Rhode Island's parole board. The result is a stirring, funny, and always provocative trip inside the minds and hearts of a diverse group of Americans whose beliefs, and the incredibly varied ways in which they choose to express them, reveal the American spirit at its best. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laura | 2/20/2014

    " From the NPR series. I look forward to the sequel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Megan | 2/16/2014

    " I went to 3 funerals/memorials in the first few months of 2011. The first was my grampa's funeral. At the funeral my aunt, his oldest daughter, talked about giving her dad this book to read. My grampa always had to have a book to read, my aunt also loves reading and so do I. Its a family thing. My grampa was also adamantly not into religion although his wife was a practicing Catholic and a few of his children are Baptist Christians. I always appreciated that he stood true to what he believed even those around him thought he was just being stubborn. I'm not big into religion either. In any case, my aunt had peaked my interest in this book and since it seemed death was invading my life where it never had before, I needed something like this book to help make sense of my feelings. I thought it was a great way to think about what I believe in the context of what others believe. Famous folks or just the average Joe, everyone had something unique to say about life and why we are here and what matters while we're here. This is a book you can go back to again and again. What is also pretty neat is that the editors who brought the "This I Believe" project back to life now have a website and resources for community/classroom learning with the book. I think this is a great idea and intend to check out the website in the future. I've written my first draft "This I Believe" but I'm sure it will go through many re-writes! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Beth | 2/7/2014

    " Great Book....I've heard a few of the NPR shows in the past, but it was really great to read the ones from 50 years ago. It's so interesting to see how things still stay the same over the course of time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carol W. | 2/7/2014

    " I was given this book as a gift and knew nothing about it. I find myself picking it up off and on. It is very thought provoking. Made me examine my own beliefs. It is something it woudl be good for everyone to read. "

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