I'll remind you that two stars means that "it was OK." There is something a little bit interesting about each of the stories in this little book: how a couple met, how one of the partners died (in one episode she is at home talking to him while he is on the 105th floor of the World Trade Center knowing he is going to die), etc. But in general, it was just a tad better than reading the obituaries on Sunday. I do like what Storycorps is doing and I think it has a place. But it wasn't like reading great fiction. Great fiction takes these little actual stories and embellishes them into something more exciting than real life.