This I Believe

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A welcome change from the sloganeering, political mudslinging and products of spin doctors.ùThe Philadelphia Inquirer Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features eighty Americansùfrom the famous to the unknownùcompleting the thought that the book's title begins. Each piece compels readers to rethink not only how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs but also the extent to which they share them with others. Featuring many renowned contributorsùincluding Isabel Allende, Colin Powell, Gloria Steinem, William F. Buckley Jr., Penn Jillette, Bill Gates, and John Updikeùthe collection also contains essays by a Brooklyn lawyer; a part-time hospital clerk in Rehoboth, Massachusetts; a woman who sells yellow pages advertising in Fort Worth, Texas; and a man who serves on Rhode Island's parole board. The result is a stirring and provocative trip inside the minds and hearts of a diverse group of people whose beliefsùand the incredibly varied ways in which they choose to express themùreveal the American spirit at its best.