Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work (A StoryCorps Book)

Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work (A StoryCorps Book) Author Dave Isay
ISBN-10 0143110071
ISBN-13 9780143110071
Year 2017-04-18
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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Stories of passion courage and commitment following individuals as they pursue the work they were born to do from StoryCorps founder Dave IsayIn Callings StoryCorps founder Dave Isay presents unforgettable stories from people doing what they love Some found their paths at a very young age others later in life some overcame great odds or upturned their lives inorderto pursue what matters to them Many of their stories have never been broadcast or published by StoryCorps until now We meet a man from the barrios 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 helps 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 Callings is an inspiring tribute to rewarding work and the American pursuit of happiness From the Hardcover edition

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