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Callings : the purpose and passion of work

Author: David Isay; Maya Millett; StoryCorps (Project)
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of StoryCorps interviews that demonstrates "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. [The participants'] shared sense of passion, honor, and commitment brings deeper meaning and satisfaction to every aspect of their lives"--Dust jacket flap.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Anecdotes
Biography
Case studies
Biography Anecdotes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Isay; Maya Millett; StoryCorps (Project)
ISBN: 9781594205187 1594205183
OCLC Number: 946150481
Notes: "A StoryCorps book"--Jacket.
Includes "Favorite StoryCorps questions" (page 261).
Description: 266 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: DREAMERS. Herman Heyn, street-corner astronomer ; Barbara Abelhauser, bridgetender ; Sharon Long, forensic artist ; Marat Kogut, NBA referee ; Alton Yates, aeromedical field tester ; Ronald McNair, astronaut ; Storm Reyes, library assistant ; Dorothy Warburton, scientist ; Thomas McGarvey, dentist --
GENERATIONS. Dekalb Walcott Jr. and Dekalb Walcott III, firefighters ; Don and Mackenzie Byles, funeral directors ; Anne Lucietto, mechanical engineer ; Phil Kerner, tool and die maker ; Barbara Moore, bricklayer ; Noramay Cadena, engineer and entrepreneur ; Olga Ayala, sculptor ; Larry and Laura Michaelis, physicians ; Johnny Bradley, farmer ; Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, actor ; Red Lain, oil rig driller --
HEALERS. Dana Viviano, oncology nurse ; Issan Koyama, hospice chaplain ; John Vigiano Jr. and Joe Vigiano, 9/11 first responders ; Kerry Davis and Ken Hopper, ironworkers ; Angelo Bruno and Eddie Nieves, sanitation workers ; Rich Barham and Nelson Peck, veterans crisis hotline workers ; Rowan Allen, emergency medical technician ; Michelle Alore, ICU nurse ; Austin Chen, ob-gyn ; Burnell Cotlon, grocer ; Vito de la Cruz, assistant federal public defender ; Pat Hays, policewoman ; Dawn Maestas, ink removal specialist ; Barbara Butler, FMF corpsman ; Ayodeji Ogunniyi, English teacher --
PHILOSOPHERS. Al Siedlecki, science teacher ; Sol Aramendi, artist and educator ; Ted Dennard, beekeeper ; Rose Brudno, bar owner ; Leonard Berk, salmon slicer ; Clarence Haskett, beer vendor ; Arnie Knapp, entertainer coach operator ; Paquita Williams, subway conductor ; Jim Clyburn, congressman ; Darlene Lewis, employment counselor ; Miranda Louise, waitress and blues singer --
GROUNDBREAKERS. Jerry Lawson, video game inventor ; Clela Rores, county clerk ; Eric D. Williams, pastor ; Laura Martinez, chef and restaurateur ; Dorothy Glinton, Ford assembly plant supervisor ; Wendell Scott, NASCAR driver ; Lyle Link, building contractor.
Responsibility: Dave Isay ; with Maya Millett.

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A collection of StoryCorps interviews that demonstrates "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. [The participants'] shared sense of passion, honor, and commitment brings deeper meaning and satisfaction to every aspect of their lives"--Dust jacket flap.

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