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Callings: the purpose and passion of work [electronic resource] / Dave Isay ; with Maya Millett.

Isay, David, author. (Author). Millett, Maya, author. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781681682174 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1681682176 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (1hr., 46 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : 2016.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by David Isay.
Summary, etc.: In CALLINGS, 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. Many of these stories have never been published or broadcast 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.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: United States > Biography > Anecdotes.
Vocation > Case studies.
Interviews > United States.
Oral history.
StoryCorps (Project)

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