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The Resource This I believe : the personal philosophies of remarkable men and women, edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman ; with John Gregory and Viki Merrick

This I believe : the personal philosophies of remarkable men and women, edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman ; with John Gregory and Viki Merrick

Label
This I believe : the personal philosophies of remarkable men and women
Title
This I believe
Title remainder
the personal philosophies of remarkable men and women
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman ; with John Gregory and Viki Merrick
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This I Believe features eighty Americans-from the famous to the unknown, completing the thought that the book's title begins. 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 many renowned contributors and essays by some not-so-famous people: a Brooklyn lawyer; a part-time hospital clerk in Rehoboth, Massachusetts; a woman who sells yellow pages advertising in Fort Worth, Texas; and a man who serves on 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 beliefs and the incredibly varied ways in which they choose to express them reveal the American spirit at its best
Cataloging source
ROPUB
Dewey number
170/.44
Index
no index present
LC call number
BD215
LC item number
.T48 2006a
Literary form
non fiction
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1964-
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  • Allison, Jay
  • Gediman, Dan
  • Gregory, John
  • Merrick, Viki
  • National Public Radio (U.S.)
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  • Celebrities
  • Belief and doubt
  • Conduct of life
  • Ethics
  • Social values
Target audience
adult
Label
This I believe : the personal philosophies of remarkable men and women, edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman ; with John Gregory and Viki Merrick
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes discussion questions
  • "In association with NPR"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Studs Terkel -- Introduction / Jay Allison -- Be cool to the pizza dude / Sarah Adams -- Leaving identity issues to other folks / Phyllis Allen -- In giving I connect with others / Isabel Allende -- Remembering all the boys / Elvia Bautista -- The mountain disappears / Leonard Bernstein -- How is it possible to believe in God? / William F. Buckley, Jr. -- The fellowship of the world / Niven Busch -- There is no job more important than parenting / Benjamin Carson -- A journey toward acceptance and love / Greg Chapman -- A shared moment of trust / Warren Christopher -- The hardest work you will ever do / Mary Cook -- Good can be as communicable as evil / Norman Corwin -- A daily walk just to listen / Susan Cosio -- The elusive yet holy core / Kathy Dahlen -- My father's evening star / William O. Douglas -- An honest doubter: Have I learned anything important since I was sixteen? / Elizabeth Deutsch Earle -- An ideal of service to our fellow man / Albert Einstein -- The power and mystery of naming things / Eve Ensler -- A goal of service to humankind / Anthony Fauci -- The God who embraced me / John W. Fountain -- Unleashing the power of creativity / Bill Gates -- The people who love you when no one else will / Cecile Gilmer -- The willingness to work for solutions / Newt Gingrich -- The connection between strangers / Miles Goodwin -- An athlete of God / Martha Graham -- Seeing in beautiful, precise pictures / Temple Grandin -- Disrupting my comfort zone / Brian Grazer --Science nourishes the mind and the sould / Brian Greene -- In praise of the "Wobblies" / Ted Gup -- The power of presence / Debbie Hall -- A grown-up Barbie / Jane Hamill -- Happy talk / Oscar Hammerstein II -- Natural links in a long chain of being / Victor Hanson -- Talking with the sun / Joy Harjo -- A morning prayer in a little church / Helen Hayes -- Our noble, essential decency / Robert A. Heinlein -- A new birth of freedom / Maximillan Hodder -- The benefits of restlessness and jagged edges / Kay Redfield Jamison -- There is no God / Penn Jillette -- A duty to heal / Pius Kamau -- Living life with "Grace and elegant treeness" / Ruth Kamps -- The light of a brighter day / Helen Keller -- The bright lights of freedom / Harold Hongju Koh -- The power of love to transform and heal / Jackie Lantry -- The power of mysteries / Alan Lightman -- Life grows in the soil of time / Thomas Mann -- Why I close my restaurant / George Mardikian -- The virtues of the quiet hero / John McCain -- The joy and enthusiasm of reading / Rick Moody -- There is such a thing as truth / Errol Morris -- The rule of law / Michael Mullane -- Getting angry can be a good thing / Cecilia Mu?oz -- Mysterious connections that link us together / Azar Nafisi -- The making of poems / Gregory Orr -- We are each other's business / Eboo Patel -- The 50-percent theory of life / Steve Porter -- The America I believe in / Colin Powell -- The real consequences of justice / Frederic Reamer -- There is more to life than my life / Jamaica Ritcher -- Tomorrow will be a better day / Josh Rittenberg -- Free minds and hearts at work / Jackie Robinson -- Growth that starts from thinking / Eleanor Roosevelt -- The artistry in hidden talents / Mel Rusnov -- My fellow worms / Carl Sandburg -- When children are wanted / Margaret Sanger -- Jazz is the sound of God laughing / Colleen Shaddox -- There is no such thing as too much barbecue / Jason Sheehan -- The people have spoken / Mark shields -- Everything potent is dangerous / Wallace Stegner -- A balance between nature and nurture / Gloria Steinem -- Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness / Andrew Sullivan -- Always go to the funeral / Deirdre Sullivan -- Finding prosperity by feeding monkeys / Harold Taw -- I agree with a pagan / Arnold Toynbee -- Testing the limits of what I know and feel / John Updike -- How do you believe in a mystery? / Loudon Wainwright III -- Creative solutions to life's challenges / Frank X. Walker -- Goodness doesn't jus
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxiii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780805086584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn610327117
  • (Sirsi) o610327117
  • (OCoLC)610327117
Label
This I believe : the personal philosophies of remarkable men and women, edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman ; with John Gregory and Viki Merrick
Publication
Note
  • Includes discussion questions
  • "In association with NPR"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Studs Terkel -- Introduction / Jay Allison -- Be cool to the pizza dude / Sarah Adams -- Leaving identity issues to other folks / Phyllis Allen -- In giving I connect with others / Isabel Allende -- Remembering all the boys / Elvia Bautista -- The mountain disappears / Leonard Bernstein -- How is it possible to believe in God? / William F. Buckley, Jr. -- The fellowship of the world / Niven Busch -- There is no job more important than parenting / Benjamin Carson -- A journey toward acceptance and love / Greg Chapman -- A shared moment of trust / Warren Christopher -- The hardest work you will ever do / Mary Cook -- Good can be as communicable as evil / Norman Corwin -- A daily walk just to listen / Susan Cosio -- The elusive yet holy core / Kathy Dahlen -- My father's evening star / William O. Douglas -- An honest doubter: Have I learned anything important since I was sixteen? / Elizabeth Deutsch Earle -- An ideal of service to our fellow man / Albert Einstein -- The power and mystery of naming things / Eve Ensler -- A goal of service to humankind / Anthony Fauci -- The God who embraced me / John W. Fountain -- Unleashing the power of creativity / Bill Gates -- The people who love you when no one else will / Cecile Gilmer -- The willingness to work for solutions / Newt Gingrich -- The connection between strangers / Miles Goodwin -- An athlete of God / Martha Graham -- Seeing in beautiful, precise pictures / Temple Grandin -- Disrupting my comfort zone / Brian Grazer --Science nourishes the mind and the sould / Brian Greene -- In praise of the "Wobblies" / Ted Gup -- The power of presence / Debbie Hall -- A grown-up Barbie / Jane Hamill -- Happy talk / Oscar Hammerstein II -- Natural links in a long chain of being / Victor Hanson -- Talking with the sun / Joy Harjo -- A morning prayer in a little church / Helen Hayes -- Our noble, essential decency / Robert A. Heinlein -- A new birth of freedom / Maximillan Hodder -- The benefits of restlessness and jagged edges / Kay Redfield Jamison -- There is no God / Penn Jillette -- A duty to heal / Pius Kamau -- Living life with "Grace and elegant treeness" / Ruth Kamps -- The light of a brighter day / Helen Keller -- The bright lights of freedom / Harold Hongju Koh -- The power of love to transform and heal / Jackie Lantry -- The power of mysteries / Alan Lightman -- Life grows in the soil of time / Thomas Mann -- Why I close my restaurant / George Mardikian -- The virtues of the quiet hero / John McCain -- The joy and enthusiasm of reading / Rick Moody -- There is such a thing as truth / Errol Morris -- The rule of law / Michael Mullane -- Getting angry can be a good thing / Cecilia Mu?oz -- Mysterious connections that link us together / Azar Nafisi -- The making of poems / Gregory Orr -- We are each other's business / Eboo Patel -- The 50-percent theory of life / Steve Porter -- The America I believe in / Colin Powell -- The real consequences of justice / Frederic Reamer -- There is more to life than my life / Jamaica Ritcher -- Tomorrow will be a better day / Josh Rittenberg -- Free minds and hearts at work / Jackie Robinson -- Growth that starts from thinking / Eleanor Roosevelt -- The artistry in hidden talents / Mel Rusnov -- My fellow worms / Carl Sandburg -- When children are wanted / Margaret Sanger -- Jazz is the sound of God laughing / Colleen Shaddox -- There is no such thing as too much barbecue / Jason Sheehan -- The people have spoken / Mark shields -- Everything potent is dangerous / Wallace Stegner -- A balance between nature and nurture / Gloria Steinem -- Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness / Andrew Sullivan -- Always go to the funeral / Deirdre Sullivan -- Finding prosperity by feeding monkeys / Harold Taw -- I agree with a pagan / Arnold Toynbee -- Testing the limits of what I know and feel / John Updike -- How do you believe in a mystery? / Loudon Wainwright III -- Creative solutions to life's challenges / Frank X. Walker -- Goodness doesn't jus
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxiii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780805086584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn610327117
  • (Sirsi) o610327117
  • (OCoLC)610327117

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