Saturday, October 1, 2011

This I Believe: Life Lessons

We are happy to announce that Troy Chapman's essay, "Caring Makes Us Human," which was produced by This I Believe, Inc., for National Public Radio in September 2008, has been published as part of the new compilation of selected This I Believe essays, "Life Lessons," available Oct. 4. Troy is honored to be part of this collection of extraordinary essays, many by ordinary people.

First created by Edward R. Murrow in the 1950s, the popular radio program This I Believe explores the core beliefs and guiding principles by which Americans live today. In this book, you will find an inspiring collection of personal essays from men and women of all walks of life who share the stories of important lessons they have learned about life.

In this collection, you’ll find personal experiences and profound insights from a roller derby queen and a physician, a corporate executive and a homeless person. You’ll find essays written by those with several decades of life experience, while others have been written by teenagers.

You’ll find ponderings on life’s big questions, such as “Why am I here?” and “What is my place in the world?” as well as beliefs in the importance of saying hello, saying thank-you, and saying “I forgive you.” There are revelations on the importance of listening to your inner voice and taking responsibility for your actions. And there are reflections on the resiliency of people—living through cancer, depression, or an accident—and coming through it with spirits intact.

These diverse, engaging essays share valuable lessons for those just starting their adult lives or anyone dealing with life’s challenges. Revealing much about what it means to be human, this book offers wisdom, guidance, and inspiration for all.

—Maryann

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