All There Is

All There Is

Love Stories From Storycorps

Book - 2012
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In ALL THERE, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay shares stories of love and marriage from the revolutionary oral history project, revealing the many and remarkable journeys that relationships can take.

In stories that carry us from the excitement and anticipation of courtship to the deep connection of lifelong commitment, we discover that love is found in the most unexpected of places--a New York tollbooth, a military base in Iraq, an airport lounge--and learn that the course it takes is as unpredictable as life itself. As the storytellers in this book start careers, build homes, and raise families, we witness the life-affirming joy of partnership, the comfort of shared sorrows, and profound gratitude in the face of loss.

These stories are also testament to the heart's remarkable endurance. In ALL THERE IS we encounter love that survives discrimination, illness, poverty, distance--even death. In the courage of people's passion we are reminded of the strength and resilience of the human spirit. This powerful collection bares witness to real love, in its many varied forms, enriching our understanding of that most magical feeling.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781594203213
1594203210
Characteristics: 157 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Isay, David
StoryCorps (Project)

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elizali
Sep 29, 2016

I loved this book so much more than I thought I would. It's organized very well and gives all the warm and fuzzies. The 9/11 stories were my favorites.

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ryner
Aug 31, 2016

From the founder of Storycorps, a commendable, non-profit organization offering the opportunity for individuals from all walks of life to record interviews about their lives, this slim volume is a poignant compilation of some of the most touching -- and heartbreaking -- love stories submitted over the years. I usually shy away from overly sentimental, inspirational reading, but this collection truly warmed my heart. Storycorps gives voice to ordinary people whose lives on the surface may not be extraordinary but whose personal stories, when given the opportunity to be told, are nevertheless fascinating. It reminded me of the ongoing "Humans of New York" project.

kat62 May 02, 2012

A wonderfully touching, hope-filled and sad collection of real-life conversations with people about love that they have found, lost, or found at last. Please visit the StoryCorps oral history project at www.storycorps.org.

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