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The Power and Mystery of Naming Things

A "This I Believe" Essay

Eve Ensler; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.

Macmillan Audio

         Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features 80 Americans--from the famous to the unknown--completing the thought that begins with the book's title. The pieces that make up the program compel listeners to re-think not only what and 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 that includes John McCain, Isabel Allende, and Colin Powell (as well as pieces from the original 1950's series including Helen Keller and Jackie Robinson), the collection also contains essays by a Brooklyn lawyer, a woman who sells yellow pages advertising in Fort Worth, TX 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.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Eve Ensler; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.

  • Jay Allison, the host of This I Believe, is an independent broadcast journalist. His work airs on NPR's All Things Considered and Morning Edition, PRI's This American Life, ABC News' Nightline, and other national programs.
     
    Dan Gediman, is the Executive Producer of This I Believe. His work has been heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Fresh Air, Marketplace, Soundprint, Jazz Profiles, and This American Life.
  • Eve Ensler Brigitte Lacombe
  • Jay Allison Nubar Alexanian
    Jay Allison
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The Power and Mystery of Naming Things

A "This I Believe" Essay

Eve Ensler; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.

  • Unabridged Digital Audio

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Macmillan Audio

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