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The best strangers in the world : stories from a life spent listening

Ari Shapiro (Author)
"In his very first book, broadcaster Ari Shapiro takes us around the globe to reveal the stories behind narratives that are sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking, but always poignant. He details his time traveling on Air Force One with President Obama, or following the path of Syrian refugees fleeing war, or learning from those fighting for social justice both at home and abroad. As the self-reinforcing bubbles we live in become more impenetrable, Ari Shapiro keeps seeking ways to help people listen to one another; to find connection and commonality with those who may seem different; to remind us that, before religion, or nationality, or politics, we are all human. The Best Strangers in the World is a testament to one journalist's passion for Considering All Things-and sharing what he finds with the rest of us."-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2023
First edition View all formats and editions
HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, NY, 2023
244 pages ; 24 cm
9780063221345, 9780063325531, 0063221349, 0063325535
Introduction: Thank you for listening
Nature boy
Happy endings
Musical interlude 1: Je ne veux pas travailler
The bubble
War people in war places
War people in other places
The other man I married
The third rail of journalism
The best strangers in the world
The whole world falls in
Answers versus questions
You can't see schvitz on the radio
Musical interlude 2: Crowd surfing with cigarettes
You can't kill me; I'm an idea; I'm timeless
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