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The Intellectual Devotional

The Intellectual Devotional

Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Roam Confidently with the Cultured Class

David S. Kidder and Noah D. Oppenheim; Read by Oliver Wyman and Helen Litchfield

Macmillan Audio

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On Sale: 06/24/2007

ISBN: 9781427201676

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This daily digest of intellectual challenge and learning will arouse curiosity, refresh knowledge, expand horizons, and keep the mind sharp.

Millions of Americans keep bedside books of prayer and meditative reflection—collections of daily passages to stimulate spiritual thought and advancement. The Intellectual Devotional is a secular version of the same—a collection of 365 short lessons that will inspire and invigorate the reader every day of the year. Each daily digest of wisdom is drawn from one of seven fields of knowledge: history, literature, philosophy, mathematics and science, religion, fine arts, and music.

Impress your friends by explaining Plato's Cave Allegory, pepper your cocktail party conversation with opera terms, and unlock the mystery of how batteries work. Daily readings range from important passages in literature to basic principles of physics, from pivotal events in history to images of famous paintings with accompanying analysis. The book's goal is to refresh knowledge we've forgotten, make new discoveries, and exercise modes of thinking that are ordinarily neglected once our school days are behind us. Offering an escape from the daily grind to contemplate higher things, The Intellectual Devotional is a great way to awaken in the morning or to revitalize one's mind before retiring in the evening.

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The Intellectual Devotional by David Kidder and Noah Oppenheim--Audio Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from David Kidder and Noah Oppenheim's book The Intellectual Devotional: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Roam Confidently with the Cultured Class, narrated by Oliver Wyman and Helen Litchfield. This daily digest of intellectual challenge and learning will arouse curiosity, refresh knowledge, expand horizons, and keep the mind sharp.

Praise for The Intellectual Devotional

“If ever a book were meant for listening, this is it....Narrators Oliver Wyman and Helen Litchfield, who also read for the American History entry in this series, assist listeners' efforts at retention with well-enunciated, cogent, and steadily paced readings.” —Library Journal -

David S. Kidder and Noah D. Oppenheim; Read by Oliver Wyman and Helen Litchfield

David S. Kidder is an entrepreneur with a wide range of technology and marketing expertise. Kidder and his companies have appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Fast Company. Kidder is a graduate of Rochester Institute of
Technology and was a recipient of ID magazine's International Design Award. He lives in Westchester, New York, with his wife, Johanna, and son.

Noah D. Oppenheim, a senior producer of NBC's Today show, has extensive experience in television and print journalism. He has produced and reported for Scarborough Country and Hardball with Chris Matthews, and his writing has appeared in Esquire, the Wall Street Journal, Men's Health, and the Weekly
Standard. He resides in New York City.

Helen Litchfield has read several titles by David Kidder and Noah Oppenheim, including The Intellectual Devotional, The Intellectual Devotional: American History, and The Intellectual Devotional: Modern Culture, which was a 2009 Audies Finalist. Along with William Dufris, she also narrated Mariette DiChristina's Brainstorm.

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