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


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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies of a fascinating group
of individuals

Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features eighty essays penned by the famous and 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 a star-studded list of contributors—including Isabel Allende, John Updike, William F. Buckley, Warren Christopher, Penn Jillette, Colin Powell, Rick Moody, and Kay Redfield Jameson—the collection also contains essays by 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 the state of Rhode Island’s parole board.

The result is a stirring, funny, and always provocative trip inside the minds and hearts of a diverse group of Americans whose beliefs—and the incredibly varied ways in which they choose to express them—reveal the American spirit at its best.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Belief and doubt.
Conduct of life.
Life.
Celebrities.