9780805090895

This I Believe II More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women

  • ISBN 13:

    9780805090895

  • ISBN 10:

    0805090894

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 07/21/2009
  • Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

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Summary

The new paperback in the bestselling series of inspiring personal philosophiesThis collection ofThis I Believeessays gathers seventy-five essayistsranging from famous to previously unknowncompleting the thought that begins the book's title. With contributors who run the gamut from cellist Yo-Yo Ma, to professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, to ordinary folks like a diner waitress, an Iraq War veteran, a farmer, a new husband, and many others,This I Believe II, like the firstNew York Timesbestselling collection, showcases moving and irresistible essays.Included are Sister Helen Prejean writing about learning what she truly believes through watching her own actions, singer Jimmie Dale Gilmore writing about a hard-won wisdom based on being generous to others, and Robert Fulghum writing about dancing all the dances for as long as he can. Readers will also find wonderful and surprising essays about forgiveness, personal integrity, and honoring life and change.Here is a welcome, stirring, and provocative communion with the minds and hearts of a diverse, new group of peoplewhose beliefs and the remarkably varied ways in which they choose to express them reveal the American spirit at its best.

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