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The Benefits of Restlessness and Jagged Edges

The Benefits of Restlessness and Jagged Edges

A "This I Believe" Essay

This I Believe

Kay Redfield Jamison; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.

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On Sale: 10/03/2006

ISBN: 9781427203670

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Professor of psychiatry Kay Redfield Jamison describes the power of intense emotions and temperaments in "The Benefits of Restlessness and Jagged Edges", her contribution to NPR’s This I Believe series.

This I Believe is a National Public Radio program that features Americans, from the famous to the unknown, completing the thought that begins with the series 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 This I Believe collection also contains essays by a Brooklyn lawyer, a woman who sells yellow pages advertising in Fort Worth, 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.

This short audio essay is an excerpt from the audiobook edition of the This I Believe anthology.

Kay Redfield Jamison; read by the author; Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds.

Kay Redfield Jamison is a professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and an honorary professor of English at the University of St Andrews. She has received multiple awards for her work and is the author of the Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire; a classic textbook on bipolar disorder, Manic-Depressive Illness; and the nationally bestselling memoir, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness.

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.

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