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All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps Paperback – December 24, 2012
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For nearly a decade, the StoryCorps oral-history project has invested countless hours in the simple act of listening, yielding more than 30,000 interviews from more than 60,000 participants. Some of those interviews have aired on NPR’s Morning Edition; all are being archived in the Library of Congress; and a powerful few have been gathered in book form, resulting in two best-sellers, Listening Is an Act of Love and Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps. Now, just in time for Valentine’s Day, comes this new collection about the enduring power of love, the perfect antidote to the cynicism and fear that pervade so much of our thinking in America today. StoryCorps founder Dave Isay has pulled together a set of interviews that head straight for the heart, as couples remember their first date, laugh and joke over each other’s foibles, or express their undying love for one another. And if Beverly Eckert remembering her husband’s voice over his cell phone on 9/11 as the South Tower collapsed around him doesn’t move you to tears, you simply have no heart. --Leonard Kniffel --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
“[A] perfect little collection . . . All There Is is a Valentine’s Day gift more meaningful than any box of chocolates.” — Entertainment Weekly
“[A] collection of gems . . . All There Is made me verklempt a ridiculous amount of times.” — The Boston Globe
“Heart-poundingly good . . . There's just one word for the book: lovely.” — The Huffington Post
“In reminding us what really matters most, All There Is is sure to spark renewed reassessments of readers’ own relationships and priorities.”
— The Christian Science Monitor
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The stories, the memories, can cover nearly any topic. Some recordings are shared at video sites online or featured on radio stations.
The book, All There Is, contains a varied collection of love stories recorded by StoryCorps, many arising from relatively recent events (Hurricane Katrina, September 11) and others from a glance, a chance meeting or even an arranged date.
The book is divided into sections focused on three common types of love: falling in love, losing love, reconnecting with a lost love. Each account is unique and most are so touching that I felt compelled to reread many of them. Love can last after early or hasty marriages or die after thirty years, perhaps leading to a new love. Tragedy can leave a legacy of love behind.
Of course there are the " love at first sight" accounts but there are also the "dislike at first sight" stories or embarrassing dates, marriages cut short by tragedy, and amazing reconnections after twenty or thirty years. There are couples who remain good friends after divorce (some even remarry). Love can begin at 17 or when couples are in their 70s.
Some connections start with the oddest of circumstances. An email gets sent to someone by mistake, setting off a series of correspondences which lead to love. Attraction blooms between a tollbooth operator and one of the thousands of drivers who pass through his lane daily.
There is also plenty of wisdom to be gained from this gem of a book. I've copied down the Six Points For a Successful Marriage shared by one couple, info they swore kept their marriage rock solid through the years. Spouses who remain committed even as their partners struggle with cancer or Alzheimer's Disease are inspiring beyond words, demonstrating that love can remain strong even amidst so much pain.
If you've lost hope in lasting romance or need a lift after the end of a relationship or marriage, this book is worth reading. Already drawn to love stories? You won't want to pass up this collection.