By Dave Isay
In ALL THERE, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay stocks tales of affection and marriage from the innovative oral background undertaking, revealing the numerous and memorable trips that relationships can take.
In tales that hold us from the buzz and anticipation of courtship to the deep connection of lifelong dedication, we find that love is located within the so much unforeseen of places—a ny tollbooth, an army base in Iraq, an airport lounge—and study that the direction it takes is as unpredictable as existence itself. because the storytellers during this e-book commence careers, construct houses, and lift households, we witness the life-affirming pleasure of partnership, the relaxation of shared sorrows, and profound gratitude within the face of loss.
those tales also are testomony to the heart’s outstanding persistence. In ALL there's we stumble upon love that survives discrimination, disorder, poverty, distance—even demise. within the braveness of people’s ardour we're reminded of the energy and resilience of the human spirit. This robust assortment bares witness to true love, in its many diverse kinds, enriching our figuring out of that almost all magical feeling.
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All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps by Dave Isay