Callings

Callings

The Purpose and Passion of Work

Large Print - 2016
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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 inorderto 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."
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, c2016
ISBN: 9781410493903
1410493903
Branch Call Number: LP 331 Isay
Characteristics: 331 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Millett, Maya
Alternative Title: Purpose and passion of work

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wildct2003
Mar 06, 2017

Enjoyable collection of short interviews dealing with work.

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GummiGirl
May 31, 2016

A collection of touching and inspiring stories which will be familiar to regular followers of StoryCorps. It was inspired by Studs Terkel's classic "Working" and is true to the spirit of that book.

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