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A Mother's Gift

A Mother's Gift

An Inspiring Collection of This I Believe Essays Celebrating Motherhood

Dan Gediman, ed.; Read by various

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ISBN: 9781427212702


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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans with a focus on motherhood. The perfect Mother's Day gift.

Based on the NPR series of the same name, this new 1-CD collection of This I Believe essays will again gather a diverse group of essayists—ranging from famous to previously unknown—completing the thought that begins the book's title with respect to mothers and motherhood. The result will be another stirring and provocative trip inside the minds and hearts of people whose beliefs—and the remarkably varied way in which they choose to express them—reveal the American spirit at its best.

Essays, compiled from the first two This I Believe audiobooks, include:
* In Giving I Connect With Others by Isabel Allende
* There Is No Job More Important Than Parenting by Benjamin Carson
* The People Who Love You When No One Else Will by Cecile Gilmer
* When Children Are Wanted by Margaret Sanger
* The Person I Want To Bring Into This World by Laura Shipler Chico
* There Is No Blame; There Is Only Love by Ann Karasinski

This collection makes the perfect Mother's Day gift.

Audie Award Finalist, National MS Society Books for a Better Life Award Finalist



A Mother's Gift--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this excerpt and hear NPR Weekend Edition host Liane Hansen introduce the audiobook A Mother's Gift: An Inspiring Collection of This I Believe Essays Celebrating Motherhood, then hear essays from Dr. Benjamin Carson and Joel Engardio.


Praise for A Mother's Gift

“I flagged so many quotes from these stories…A Mother's Gift could be enjoyed by anyone.” —5 Minutes for Books

About the author

Dan Gediman, ed.; Read by various

Jay Allison, the host and curator of This I Believe, is an independent broadcast journalist. His work appears often on NPR and has earned him five Peabody Awards. He is the founder of the public radio stations that serve Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and Cape Cod, where he lives.

Dan Gediman is the executive producer of This I Believe. His work has been heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Fresh Air, Marketplace, Jazz Profiles, and This American Life. He has won many of public broadcasting's most prestigious awards, including the duPont-Columbia Award.

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