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Title:Callings: A Celebration of Lives of Purpose and Passion
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Penguin Press
ISBN:1594205183
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Number of Pages:266
Category:Non fiction, Short stories, Memoir, History, Biography, Essays

Callings: A Celebration of Lives of Purpose and Passion by Dave Isay

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Callings: A Celebration of Lives of Purpose and Passion Stories of passion courage and commitment following individuals as they pursue the work they were born to do from StoryCorps founder Dave Isay b .

In i Callings i StoryCorps founder Dave Isay presents unforgettable stories from people doing what they love Some are paid well for their work others not at all some found their paths at a very young age others later in life many overcame great odds or upturned their lives in order to pursue what matters to them These stories were collected over the past two years as part of a national outreach campaign a first for StoryCorps and most have never been published or broadcast until now .

We meet a man from the i barreros i of Texas whose harrowing experiences in a family of migrant farmers inspired him to become a public defender We meet a longtime waitress who takes pride in making regulars and newcomers alike feel at home in her Nashville diner We meet a young man on the South Side of Chicago who became a teacher in order to help at risk teenagers like the ones who killed his father get on the right track We meet a woman from Little Rock who volunteers to help former inmates gain the skills and confidence they need to rejoin the workforce Together they demonstrate how work can be about much more than just making a living that chasing dreams and finding inspiration in unexpected places can transform a vocation into a calling Their shared sense of passion honor and commitment brings deeper meaning and satisfaction to every aspect of their lives .

An essential contribution to the beloved StoryCorps collection i Callings i is an inspiring tribute to rewarding work and the American pursuit of happiness

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