Frank Bruni, The New York Times:
“As good as we humans are at division, we’re better still at connection. Ties That Bind
shows this again and again.”Publishers Weekly:
“A testimony to the power of narrative and vision....The collection features an astonishing range of voices, and the stories recount exceptional events in the lives of 'noncelebrated' people. As a result of the participants’ refreshing lack of cynicism, the book is appealingly down-to-earth and, ultimately, moving. The collection successfully fulfills its mission: to make readers feel 'more connected, awake, and alive.'"
About the Author
DAVE ISAY is the founder of StoryCorps and the recipient of numerous broadcasting honors, including six Peabody awards and a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. He is the author/editor of numerous books that grew out of his public radio documentary work, including three StoryCorps books: Listening Is an Act of Love
(2007), Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps
(2010), and All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps
(2012)—all New York Times
bestsellers. Dave is also an Executive Producer of StoryCorps Animated Shorts, as seen on the PBS documentary series, POV.
StoryCorps' first-ever animated special, Listening Is an Act of Love
will premiere Thanksgiving night on PBS at 9/8c.