Books & DVDs

Books & DVDs

Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work

A collection of inspiring stories from the heart of the American workforce, available April 2016.

Over the past dozen years, StoryCorps has amassed the largest single collection of voices in history. In Callings, the fifth book from StoryCorps, founder Dave Isay presents stories that celebrate the passion, determination, and courage it takes to pursue the work we feel called to do.

In stories both humorous and poignant, people from an array of occupations recount the struggles and triumphs along the way to discovering their callings. More

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Ties That Bind

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Published in 2013, New York Times bestseller Ties That Bind honors the people who nourish and strengthen us. StoryCorps founder Dave Isay draws from 10 years of the revolutionary oral history project’s rich archives, collecting conversations that celebrate the power of the human bond and capture the moment at which individuals become family. Between blood relations, friends, coworkers, and neighbors, in the most trying circumstances and in the unlikeliest of places, enduring connections are formed and lives are forever changed. More

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All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps

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Published in 2012, New York Times bestseller All There Is celebrates stories of love and marriage, revealing the many and remarkable paths that relationships take. From the excitement and anticipation of courtship to the deep connection of lifelong commitment, we discover that love is found in the most unexpected of places—a New York toll booth, a military base in Iraq, an airport lounge. These stories are a testament to love’s remarkable endurance. More

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Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps

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Published in 2010, New York Times bestseller Mom looks across a diversity of experience to offer an entirely original portrait of motherhood. In conversations between parents and children, husbands and wives, siblings and friends, the life of the American mother unfolds. Through these stories of profound joy and sadness, courage and despair, struggle and triumphs, we learn new truths about that most primal and sacred of bonds—the relationship between mother and child. More

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Listening Is an Act of Love

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Published in 2007, Listening is an Act of Love includes some of the most remarkable stories—selected by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay—from our already vast archive arranged thematically into a moving portrait of American life. To read this book is to be reminded of how rich and varied our national storybook truly is, and how resistant it is to easy categorization or caricature.

Above all, this book honors the gift each StoryCorps subject has made. We are our history, individually and collectively, and Listening Is an Act of Love touchingly reminds us of this powerful truth. More

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Listening Is an Act of Love DVD

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This 2013 feature length animated special from StoryCorps celebrates the power of listening through our beloved shorts animated by the Rauch Brothers.

Included are bonus features such as interviews with StoryCorps founder Dave Isay, the Rauch Brothers, and a selection of other signature StoryCorps animations. More

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