Jay Allison and Dan Gediman
Adult Nonfiction BD215 .T46 2006
Summary: An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies of a group of remarkable men and women Based on the National Public Radio series of the same name, This I Believe features eighty essayistsÃ¢ÂÂfrom the famous to the unknownÃ¢ÂÂcompleting thethought that begins the book's title. Each piece compels readers to rethink not only how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs but also the extent to which they share them with others. Featuring a well-known list of contributorsÃ¢ÂÂincluding Isabel Allende, Colin Powell, Gloria Steinem, William F. Buckley Jr., Penn Jillette, Bill Gates, and John UpdikeÃ¢ÂÂthe collection also contains essays by a Brooklyn lawyer; a part-time hospital clerk from Rehoboth, Massachusetts; a woman who sells Yellow Pages advertising in Fort Worth, Texas; and a man who serves on the state of Rhode Island's parole board. The result is a stirring and provocative trip inside the minds and hearts of a diverse group of people whose beliefsÃ¢ÂÂand the incredibly varied ways in which they choose to express themÃ¢ÂÂreveal the American spirit at its best.
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