I’m so excited! The above titled StoryCorps book is set to come out on April 19th, and yours truly is going to be on page 17! I don’t financially benefit from the sale of this book at all, but I am honored to be a part of it, because I love being a bridgetender, and it makes me proud to know that when they heard my StoryCorps interview about it back in 2009, they could tell that this was the case and chose to include me.
There’s going to be a book tour and according to their Facebook page it will include “stops in NYC (4/20 & 5/4), Washington, D.C. (4/21), Atlanta (4/25), Los Angeles (4/27), San Francisco (4/29), Austin (5/2), Dallas (5/3) and Chicago (5/15).”
Dave Isay, the founder of StoryCorps will be there, as well as some of the people featured in the book. Sadly, I won’t be one of them, as the tour doesn’t come to Seattle. But if you live in one of these cities, I urge you to go check it out!
I’ll let Dave Isay speak for himself. This is from an e-mail that he sent out:
We’re thrilled to share the news that we are less than two weeks away from the release of our new book, Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work .
We’re really proud of this book. Callings is a collection of 53 stories of people finding the work they were born to do. These remarkable first-person accounts will resonate with anyone at any stage of their work life. Whether you’ve spent years in the workforce, or are just beginning to think about what career you would like to pursue, Callings offers timeless wisdom and advice from men and women from across America who have, through hard work and thoughtfulness, found their callings. It’s a great read and a great gift.
When you pre-order Callings before its official release date -April 19- you will also receive additional gifts* like access to a pre-release viewing of our newest animation, “The Bookmobile,” and an excerpt from the two-CD Callings audiobook.
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Thank you so much for your support of StoryCorps over the years. Without you, our mission to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world would not be possible.