Callings

The Purpose and Passion of Work
Product Number: EB00620403
Released: Apr 19, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101980859
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Stories of passion, courage, and commitment, following individuals as they pursue the work they were born to do, from StoryCorps founder Dave Isay In Callings, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay presents unforgettable stories from people doing what they love. Some found their paths at a very young age, others later in life; some overcame great odds or upturned their lives in order to pursue what matters to them. Many of their stories have never been broadcast or published by StoryCorps until now. We meet a man from the barrios of Texas whose harrowing experiences in a family of migrant farmers inspired him to become a public defender. We meet a longtime waitress who takes pride in making regulars and newcomers alike feel at home in her Nashville diner. We meet a young man on the South Side of Chicago who became a teacher in order to help at-risk teenagers like the ones who killed his father get on the right track. We meet a woman from Little Rock who helps former inmates gain the skills and confidence they need to rejoin the workforce. Together they demonstrate how work can be about much more than just making a living, that chasing dreams and finding inspiration in unexpected places can transform a vocation into a calling. Their shared sense of passion, honor, and commitment brings deeper meaning and satisfaction to every aspect of their lives. An essential contribution to the beloved StoryCorps collection, Callings is an inspiring tribute to rewarding work and the American pursuit of happiness.

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Author(s): Dave Isay
Original Publish Date: Apr 19, 2016

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Author(s): Dave Isay
Narrator(s): Dave Isay
Product Number DD24291
Released: Apr 19, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781681682167
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Author(s): Dave Isay
Narrator(s): Dave Isay
Product Number Z100103650
Released: Apr 19, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781681682174

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