Dave Isay on CALLINGS and Finding What You are Meant to Do (VIDEO)

By Sara Clemens | August 25 2017 | First-Year Reading First-Year Reading: Inspiration

Stories of passion, courage, and commitment, following individuals as they pursue the work they were born to do, from StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.

In Callings, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay presents unforgettable stories from people doing what they love. Some found their paths at a very young age, others later in life; some overcame great odds or upturned their lives in order to pursue what matters to them. Many of their stories have never been broadcast or published by StoryCorps until now.

We meet a man from the barrios of Texas whose harrowing experiences in a family of migrant farmers inspired him to become a public defender. We meet a longtime waitress who takes pride in making regulars and newcomers alike feel at home in her Nashville diner. We meet a young man on the South Side of Chicago who became a teacher in order to help at-risk teenagers like the ones who killed his father get on the right track. We meet a woman from Little Rock who helps former inmates gain the skills and confidence they need to rejoin the workforce. Together they demonstrate how work can be about much more than just making a living, that chasing dreams and finding inspiration in unexpected places can transform a vocation into a calling. Their shared sense of passion, honor, and commitment brings deeper meaning and satisfaction to every aspect of their lives.

An essential contribution to the beloved StoryCorps collection, Callings is an inspiring tribute to rewarding work and the American pursuit of happiness.

Signature Views has created a video featuring Dave’s thoughts on finding your own calling. He advises trusting yourself when it comes to finding what you’re meant to do, which can happen at any age.

 

 

Click here for a full transcript of Dave’s video.

The Purpose and Passion of Work
978-0-14-311007-1
Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs
History - Social History
Social Science - Sociology - General
"StoryCorps founder Isay culls and collects wise words and powerful stories about searching for meaning in work from the more than 65,000 stories recorded in StoryCorps booths across America over the past 12 years. Every one of the stories in this inspiring collection reveals the deep love that motivates the storytellers as they discover and embrace their vocations."—Publishers Weekly
$16.00 US | $22.00 CAN
Apr 18, 2017
5-1/16 x 7-3/4
Paperback
288 Pages
Penguin Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt