Ira Glass





Ira Glass


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in Baltimore, Maryland, The United States
March 03, 1959

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Ira Glass is an American public radio personality, and host and producer of the radio and television show This American Life.

Average rating: 4.00 · 4,937 ratings · 652 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
The New Kings of Nonfiction

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Lost Buildings

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This American Life: Stories...

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From WBEZ Chicago, This Ame...

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The Fairest Fowl: Portraits...

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Juvenile In Justice

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Radio: An Illustrated Guide

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Everything Sings: Maps for ...

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More Information Than You R...

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“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
Ira Glass

“You'll hit gold more often if you simply try out a lot of things.”
Ira Glass

“We live in a world where joy and empathy and pleasure are all around us, there for the noticing.”
Ira Glass

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