Saturday, September 30, 2006

this i belive

This I Believe
written by lots of different people
HC to be released 10/03/06

This I Believe was an NPR segment in the 50's and was revived in recent years. Famous and everyday average people write essays about their personal beliefs, and once a week a really good one ends up on the radio.

A couple of things are interesting about this book. Edward R. Murrow's original introduction to the show is printed here and is pretty good. Also, as the editor or intro writer or somebody notes, if you didn't know which of these essays was written for the 50s show and which was modern day, you probably couldn't pick most of them out. These everyone still has the same concerns and convictions as they did then. There are some really big names in here, and it's kinda cool to see what they think when they are only speaking for themselves.

There will be six additional essage available in the finished book that weren't in my advance copy, so I will probably have to leaf through it and find the new ones.

The book also includes a CD with records of these people reading their essays and may some other stuff.

posted by ~e at 1:44 AM


Blogger Elizabeth said...

All these recent reviews of yours are really great! This is another one I want to check out, having listened a few times and enjoyed the show. Although what I really need to do is see if they have something similar for This America Life...

10/01/2006 11:14 PM  
Blogger ~e said...

thank you.

everyone else's stuff i really useful to me, too. i can't read all the books and always rely alot on what reviewers, interviewers, coworkers and anybody else is reading. as long as i have the idea of it, i can run w/ it.

10/02/2006 8:34 AM  

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