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Written by Jay Allison

Narrated by Full Cast

Published on September 30, 2008

Audio is 748 hours and 20 minutes

About This I Believe II:

A new collection of inspiring personal philosophies from another noteworthy group of people

This second collection of This I Believe essays gathers seventy-five essayists—ranging from famous to previously unknown—completing the thought that begins the book’s title. With contributors who run the gamut from cellist Yo-Yo Ma 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 first New York Times bestselling 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. Listeners 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 people—whose beliefs and the remarkably varied ways in which they choose to express them reveal the American spirit at its best.

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A collection of inspiring personal philosophies from a noteworthy group of seventy-five essayists

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Jay Allison, the host and curator of This I Believe, is an independent broadcast journalist. His work appears often on NPR and has earned him five Peabody Awards. He is the founder of the public radio stations that serve Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Cape Cod, where he lives.

Dan Gediman is the executive producer of This I Believe. His work has been heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Fresh Air, Marketplace, Jazz Profiles, and This American Life. He has won many of public broadcasting’s most prestigious awards, including the duPont-Columbia Award.

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Introduction
JAY ALLISON

Finding the Strength to Fight Our Fears
TERRY AHWAL

I Will Take My Voice Back
QUIQUE AVILES

A Silent Night That Brought Healing
STEVE BANKO

Living with Integrity
BOB BARRET

The Strange Blessing That Brought Me Home
ROBIN BAUDIER

Returning to What’s Natural
AMELIA BAXTER-STOLTZFUS

The Right to Be Fully American
YASIR BILLOO

The Person I’m Supposed to Be
ANDY BLOWERS

Making It Up as I Go Along
ALICE BROCK

Sticking My Nose in the World’s Business
BRIGID DAULL BROCKWAY

Teaching a Bad Dog New Tricks
DAVID BUETOW

The Learning Curve of Gratitude
MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER

Failure Is a Good Thing
JON CARROLL

The Faith That Brings Me Peace
BETSY CHALMERS

The Person I Want to Bring into This World
LAURA SHIPLER CHICO

The Deeper Well of Memory
CHRISTINE CLEARY

A Marriage That’s Good Enough
CORINNE COLBERT

Creating Our Own Happiness
WAYNE COYNE

A Way to Honor Life
CORTNEY DAVIS

We Never Go Away
DENNIS DOWNEY

The Questions We Must Ask
TAMAR DUKE-COHAN

Learning True Tolerance
JOEL ENGARDIO

Doing Things My Own Way
BELA FLECK

Dancing All the Dances as Long as I Can
ROBERT FULGHUM

A Reverence for All Life
MICHELLE GARDNER-QUINN

A Feeling of Wildness
DAVID GESSNER

All the Joy the World Contains
JIMMIE DALE GILMORE

As I Grow Old
DAVID GREENBERGER

Untold Stories of Kindness
ERNESTO HAIBI

Peace Begins with One Person
IVORY HARLOW

Do What You Love
TONY HAWK

Combating the Tyranny of the Positive Attitude
BARBARA HELD

My Husband Will Call Me Tomorrow
BECKY HERZ

The Tense Middle
ROALD HOFFMANN

Living in the Here and Now
JEFFREY HOLLENDER

Inner Strength from Desperate Times
JAKE HOVENDEN

Becoming a Parent Is a Gift
CHRIS HUNTINGTON

Finding Redemption Through Acceptance
INTERROGATOR

Paying Attention to the Silver Lining
ANNALIESE JAKIMIDES

There Is No Blame; There Is Only Love
ANN KARASINSKI

The Universe Is Conspiring to Help Us
KEVIN KELLY

We All Need Mending
SUSAN COOKE KITTREDGE

Telling Kids the Whole Truth
MARTHA LEATHE

Every Person Is Precious
ISABEL LEGARDA

Navigating Turbulent Waters
JIMMY LIAO

All Beings Are Interconnected
JAMES LONEY

A Musician of Many Cultures
YO-YO MA

Being Content with Myself
KAMAAL MAJEED

Be Cool
CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE

That Old Piece of Cloth
FRANK MILLER

My Home Is New Orleans
MIKE MILLER

That Golden Rule Thing
CRAIG NEWMARK

My Personal Leap of Faith
BILL NUNAN

Admittance to a Better Life
MICHAEL OATMAN

Living What You Do Every Day
YOLANDA O’BANNON

The Long Road to Forgiveness
KIM PHUC

The Practice of Slowing Down
PHIL POWERS

Living My Prayer
SISTER HELEN PREJEAN

The Chance to Move Forward
MARIA MAYO ROBBINS

Utterly Humbled by Mystery
FATHER RICHARD ROHR

I Always Have a Choice
CATHERINE ROYCE

I Am Not My Body
LISA SANDIN

Resilience Is a Gift
JOEL SCHMIDT

The Designated Celebrator
MELINDA SHOAF

Baking by Senses and Memories
EMILY SMITH

Learning to Trust My Intuition
CYNTHIA SOMMER

An Optimistic View of the World
DAN TANI

Community in Action
STUDS TERKEL

Music Makes Me Come Alive
JOAN TOWER

God Is God Because He Remembers
ELIE WIESEL

The Guts to Keep Going
AMY LYLES WILSON

Freeing Myself Through Forgiveness
YOLANDA YOUNG

A Potential for Brutality
YINONG YOUNG-XU

A Duty to Family, Heritage, and Country
YING YING YU

We’re All Different in Our Own Ways
JOSHUA YUCHASZ

Afterword
DAN GEDIMAN

APPENDIX A:
How to Write Your Own This I Believe Essay

APPENDIX B:
How to Use This I Believe in Your Community

Acknowledgments

This I Believe II was published on September 30, 2008.

The This I Believe II Audiobook is 748 hours and 20 minutes. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.

Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.

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Subjects in This I Believe II

This I Believe II includes the following subjects: Inspiration & Personal Growth. The BISAC Subject Code is Literary Collections, Essays.

About the Author(s) of This I Believe II

The author of This I Believe II is Jay Allison.

About the Narrator of This I Believe II Audiobook

The narrator for the This I Believe II Audiobook is Full Cast.

This I Believe II Audiobook Additional Info

The imprint is Macmillan Audio. It is supplied by MPS. The ISBN-10 is 1427204969. The ISBN-13 is 9781427204967.

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