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I Thought My Father Was God : And Other True Tales from NPR's National Story Project
I Thought My Father Was God And Other True Tales from NPR's National Story Project Author:Paul Auster When Paul Auster was asked to join NPR's Weekend All Things Considered program to tell stories, he turned the proposition on its head: he would let the stories come to him. He invited listeners to submit brief, true-life anecdotes about events that touched their lives. — And so the National Story Project was born. just over a year old,... more » it's one of NPR's most popular features. The response has been so overwhelming, with more than 4,000 stories submitted so far, that Auster decided to cull the top works and make them available in a book -- and now this audio tape. His selections -- hilarious blunders, wrenching coincidences, brushes with death, miraculous encounters, improbable ironies -- come from people of all ages and walks of life.
This one-of-a-kind collection is a testament to the power of storytelling that offers a glimpse into the American soul. By turns poignant, nostalgic, funny and strange, it is an audiobook to be treasured and shared for years to come.
Paul Auster is the author of several novels, including The New York Trilogy: City of Glass, Ghosts, and The Locked Room, Leviathan, Mr. Vertigo, The Music of Chance, and Timbuktu. He also wrote the screenplay for the movie Smoke. He began the National Story Project in October 1999. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.« less
Like any collection, there are a few selections that should have been left out, but for the most part, these are wonderful stories told by real people -- heart-warming, heart-breaking, poignant, funny, sad and everything in between. Kind of like a less sappy version of the "Chicken Soup" books. I loved them, and the story behind how they came to be told on NPR.