This I Believe: Life Lessons

ISBN: 978-1-118-48199-8
208 pages
February 2013
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Psychology, Jossey-Bass

February 13, 2013
San Francisco, CA

This I Believe: Life Lessons

"To hold this range of beliefs in the palm of your hand is as fine, as grounding, as it was hearing them first on the radio. Heartfelt, deeply cherished beliefs, doctrines for living (yet none of them doctrinaire). Ideas and ideals that nourish. You can see it in their faces, in the photos in this book. And read it in their words. I'm so proud that NPR helped carry this Edward R. Murrow tradition into a new century. And so glad to have it in print, to encounter again and again."  --Susan Stamberg, special correspondent, National Public Radio


THIS I BELIEVE: Life Lessons 

Inspiring life wisdom from people of all ages—based on the This I Believe radio program

In the 1950's, Edward R.Murrow's radio program, THIS I BELIEVE, gave voice to the feelings and treasured beliefs of Americans around the country. Fifty years later, the popular update of the series, which now continues on Bob Edwards Weekend on public radio, explores the beliefs that people hold dear today. 

Now available in paperback, THIS I BELIEVE: LIFE LESSONS brings together treasured life lessons of people from all walks of life. Whether it's learning the power of saying hello or how courage comes with practice, the essayists intimate reflections will inspire, move, and encourage readers. Filled with the valuable insights distilled from a wide range of personal experiences, This I Believe: Life Lessons is a perfect gift—for others or for yourself:

  • Includes extraordinary essays written by "ordinary" people who share the story of an important lesson they have learned about life
  • Shares a wide range of beliefs and experiences from a diverse group of contributors, including a physician, a roller derby queen, a corporate executive, and a homeless person
  • Based on the popular This I Believe radio series and thisibelieve.org website

No matter what your age or circumstances, this book will give you valuable food for thought and important new insights on how others have learned from life's challenges.