Paul Auster I Thought My Father Was God

ISBN 13: 9780060874117

I Thought My Father Was God

3.86 avg rating
( 2,565 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780060874117: I Thought My Father Was God

One of America's foremost writers collects the best stories submitted to NPR's National Story Project -- and illuminates the powerful role of storytelling in all our lives.

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. It was one of NPR's most popular features. The response was so overwhelming, with more than 4,000 stories submitted that Auster decided to cull the top works and make them available in a book -- and now this CD collection. 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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

When the call went out to listeners of National Public Radio's Weekend All Things Considered to submit stories about their personal experiences, the results were overwhelming. I Thought My Father Was God: And Other True Tales from NPR's National Story Project contains editor Paul Auster's pick of the best submissions. The stories, whether fact or fiction, all exhibit a heartfelt earnestness to be heard, and share similar themes of bizarre coincidences, otherworldly intervention, love and loss, life-changing experiences, and mundane pleasures. Some are deeply moving, most are not. But it is uplifting and well worth the time to sift through these brief snapshots of our collective human experience.

To give the book shape, Auster has done his best to categorize the material by subject, such as Animals, Families, War, Love, Dreams, and the like. These categories hold true to the submission criteria: "[I was most interested in] stories that defied our expectations about the world, anecdotes that revealed the mysterious and unknowable forces at work in our lives, in our family histories, in our minds and bodies, in our souls.... I was hoping to put together ... a museum of American reality." I Thought My Father Was God is a testament that, despite what on a bad day we may think is a drab existence, we all have a few good stories in us. --Michael Ferch

About the Author:

Paul Auster is the bestselling author of Oracle Night, The Book of Illusions, and Timbuktu. I Thought My Father Was God, the NPR National Story Project anthology, which he edited, was also a national bestseller. His work has been translated into thirty languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.



Paul Auster is the bestselling author of Oracle Night, The Book of Illusions, and Timbuktu. I Thought My Father Was God, the NPR National Story Project anthology, which he edited, was also a national bestseller. His work has been translated into thirty languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Auster, Paul
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0060874112 ISBN 13: 9780060874117
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New, This is an audio book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060874112

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
15.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Paul Auster
Published by HarperAudio, United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 0060874112 ISBN 13: 9780060874117
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperAudio, United States, 2005. CD-Audio. Book Condition: New. Unabridged. Language: English . Brand New. One of America s foremost writers collects the best stories submitted to NPR s National Story Project -- and illuminates the powerful role of storytelling in all our lives. 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. It was one of NPR s most popular features. The response was so overwhelming, with more than 4,000 stories submitted that Auster decided to cull the top works and make them available in a book -- and now this CD collection. 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780060874117

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
18.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Auster, Paul
ISBN 10: 0060874112 ISBN 13: 9780060874117
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2005. CD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780060874117

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
16.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.01
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Paul Auster
Published by HarperAudio, United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 0060874112 ISBN 13: 9780060874117
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperAudio, United States, 2005. CD-Audio. Book Condition: New. Unabridged. Language: English . Brand New. One of America s foremost writers collects the best stories submitted to NPR s National Story Project -- and illuminates the powerful role of storytelling in all our lives. 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. It was one of NPR s most popular features. The response was so overwhelming, with more than 4,000 stories submitted that Auster decided to cull the top works and make them available in a book -- and now this CD collection. 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780060874117

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
20.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Paul Auster
Published by HarperAudio, United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 0060874112 ISBN 13: 9780060874117
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperAudio, United States, 2005. CD-Audio. Book Condition: New. Unabridged. Language: English . Brand New. One of America s foremost writers collects the best stories submitted to NPR s National Story Project -- and illuminates the powerful role of storytelling in all our lives. 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. It was one of NPR s most popular features. The response was so overwhelming, with more than 4,000 stories submitted that Auster decided to cull the top works and make them available in a book -- and now this CD collection. 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. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780060874117

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
22.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Auster, Paul
Published by HarperAudio (2005)
ISBN 10: 0060874112 ISBN 13: 9780060874117
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperAudio, 2005. Audio CD. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0060874112

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
24.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Paul Auster
Published by HarperAudio 2005-09-01, Scranton, PA (2005)
ISBN 10: 0060874112 ISBN 13: 9780060874117
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperAudio 2005-09-01, Scranton, PA, 2005. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780060874117

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
20.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Paul Auster
Published by Harper Collins (2005)
ISBN 10: 0060874112 ISBN 13: 9780060874117
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins, 2005. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # TH9780060874117

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
25.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.66
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Paul Auster
ISBN 10: 0060874112 ISBN 13: 9780060874117
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Compact Disc. Book Condition: New. Compact Disc. One of America's foremost writers collects the best stories submitted to NPR's National Story Project ? and illuminates the powerful role of storytelling in all our live.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 8 pages. 0.236. Bookseller Inventory # 9780060874117

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
28.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Auster, Paul (Editor)/ Auster, Paul (Narrator)
Published by Harperaudio (2005)
ISBN 10: 0060874112 ISBN 13: 9780060874117
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harperaudio, 2005. Audio CD. Book Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 8 pages. 5.50x5.00x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # z-0060874112

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
35.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book