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All There Is by Dave Isay
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Jan 20, 2012

it was amazing
Read in January, 2012

I love the concept of this book! It's a company that sets up shop and ordinary people go into a booth where with another person and a moderator. They interview one another or just tell their story. A prompt might be: If you have only 45 minutes to live, what legacy would you leave? They tell their stories of love, loss, heartbreak, and happiness. The stories run the gamut of love; from young marriages, to people in their 90's, those who survived WWII, gay couples, those who lost loved ones during the 9/11 attacks, lost then found loves.

The most moving were the stories of 9/11 and those that have lasted through decades of ups and downs. The book is organized in three parts. Nearly every story brought an emotional response. Mostly, I felt the hope.
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Terra My sentiments exactly.

Anjaly Storycorps isn't a private company. Its non profit and relies heavily on donations and probably grants. Stories air on NPR on Friday mornings. The other two compilation books are excellent. (Listening Is An Act Of Love & Mom)

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