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Listening is an Act of Love

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 I just finished one of the most amazing book I have ever read. Its called  Listening is an Act of Love and is a compilation of 49 stories collected from more than 10,000 recorded stories in the Storycorps Project. If you listen to NPR on Fridays, you might have heard one of these stories.

A few years ago the Storycorps Project came to Kalamazoo. It was located in Bronson Park right downtown, and you could make an appointment for a 40 minute time slot to share a story from your life.  Many people took advantage of it.  It turns out that all over the nation people took advantage of this opportunity, and still do.

This book takes a sampling covering a broad range of peoples life experiences – from reminiscences of living through the Great Depression, to watching a loved one die from cancer, to surviving a walk down 100 flights of steps in a World Trade Tower on 9/11. In this book you get a glimpse of ordinary people, doing ordinary things – or extraordinary as the case may be – and you are left with a beautiful picture of this American life.  You will not regret picking up this book and getting caught up in its stories.

Listening is an Act of Love

Listening is an Act of Love

Posted by Martha Lohrstorfer at 08/28/2008 11:53:32 AM