What I Found in a Thousand Towns

A Traveling Musician's Guide to Rebuilding America's Communities - One Coffee Shop, Dog Run, and Open-Mike Night at a Time
Narrated by: Dar Williams
Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
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A beloved folk singer presents an impassioned account of the fall and rise of the small American towns she cherishes.

Dubbed by The New Yorker as "one of America's very best singer-songwriters", Dar Williams has made her career not in stadiums, but touring America's small towns. She has played their venues, composed in their coffee shops, and drank in their bars. She has seen these communities struggle but has also seen them thrive in the face of postindustrial identity crises.

Here, Williams muses on why some towns flourish while others fail, examining elements from the significance of history and nature to the uniting power of public spaces and food. Drawing on her own travels and the work of urban theorists, Williams offers real solutions to rebuild declining communities.

What I Found in a Thousand Towns is more than a love letter to America's small towns, it's a deeply personal and hopeful message about the potential of America's lively and resilient communities.

©2017 Dar Williams (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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Loved this book!

Dar is the consummate story teller whether it be through her songs or books. This book makes you look around at your own community with a critical eye towards evaluating & rebuilding your community. You get the added bonus of Dar as the story teller performing the narration of the book. Best part was when she told a story about a concert she did in St. Pete FL that I actually attended! Loved it & recommend!

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It’s Brilliant, simply brilliant!!!

This is definitely a must read book, god bless you! I will keep reading! Bye

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Listening to Dar read her book feels like sitting with her and chatting over a cup of tea. Insightful and filled with hope for out collective future, as well as providing simple ideas we can all build on.