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.
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Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features Americans - from the famous to the unknown - completing the thought that begins with the book's title. The pieces that make up this collection compel listeners to re-think not only what and how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.
This second collection of This I Believe essays gathers 75 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 folks 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 best-selling collection, showcases moving and irresistible essays.
Dan Gediman tells the story of how he was cast, at age 10, in the public TV show Zoom, which aired from 1972 to 1979. He was cut from the cast before the show ever went on the air, so for years, he lied about it. He let friends believe he was on Zoom. In this special half-hour story, Gediman tracks down the original Zoom cast members to find out what his life would've been like if he had achieved his childhood dream of being on Zoom.
Radio producer Dan Gediman's story about his older brother, "Alex Jones," who he idolized when they were kids. After many unsuccessful attempts to become a rock star, Alex finally made it in music, as a Tom Jones impersonator. This story was produced by Jay Allison with Ginna Allison, as part of Jay's Life Stories series.