This second collection of This I Believe essays gathers seventy-five essayists—including writers known and unknown—who complete the thought that begins in the book’s title. Among the contributors are musicians Yo-Yo Ma and Béla Fleck, Nobel Prize Winner Elie Wiesel, the founder of the online community Craigslist.org and an anthropology student at the University of Chicago.
Sister Helen Prejean writes about learning what she truly believes through watching her own actions; singer Jimmie Dale Gilmore writes about a hard-won wisdom based on being generous to others, and Robert Fulghum writes about dancing all the dances for as long as he can. A diner waitress, an Iraq War veteran, and a new husband also add their voices to the collection of concise essays about music, skateboarding, success and failure, memory and identity.
Each piece, whether poignant or humorous, compels the reader to think about how they have formed their own personal beliefs and about the extent to which they express them to others. This edition also contains an appendix on how to write a This I Believe essay.
This I Believe II is also available on CD as an unabridged audiobook. Each essay is read by its author. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.