How Do You Believe in a Mystery? Audiobook
Written by Loudon Wainwright, III
Narrated by Loudon Wainwright, III
Published on October 3, 2006
Audio is 6 hours and 40 minutes
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Musician Loudon Wainwright III explains that the joy in writing a song comes from the mystery of its creation, in “How Do You Believe in a Mystery?”, his contribution to NPR’s This I Believe series.
This I Believe is a National Public Radio program that features Americans, from the famous to the unknown, completing the thought that begins with the series title. The pieces that make up the program compel listeners to re-think not only what and how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.
Featuring a star-studded list of contributors that includes John McCain, Isabel Allende, and Colin Powell, as well as pieces from the original 1950’s series including Helen Keller and Jackie Robinson, the This I Believe book collection also contains essays by a Brooklyn lawyer, a woman who sells yellow pages advertising in Fort Worth, TX and a man who serves on the state of Rhode Island’s parole board. The result is a stirring, funny and always provocative trip inside the minds and hearts of a diverse group of Americans whose beliefs, and the incredibly varied ways in which they choose to express them, reveal the American spirit at its best.
This short audio essay is an excerpt from the audiobook edition of the This I Believe anthology.
Singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III is known for his songs about family dynamics, especially the dysfunctional side. He has recorded more than 20 albums and was nominated for two Grammy Awards. Wainwright has also acted in television and the movies.
Jay Allison, the host of This I Believe, is an independent broadcast journalist. His work airs on NPR’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition, PRI’s This American Life, ABC News’ Nightline, and other national programs.
Dan Gediman, is the Executive Producer of This I Believe. His work has been heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Fresh Air, Marketplace, Soundprint, Jazz Profiles, and This American Life.
How Do You Believe in a Mystery? was published on October 3, 2006.The How Do You Believe in a Mystery? Audiobook is 6 hours and 40 minutes. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.
Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.