I Thought My Father Was God: And Other True Tales from NPR's National Story Project

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Paperback. Pub the Date: September. 2005 in Publisher: Harper 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 ief. 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 ...

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The true-life stories in this unique collection provide "a window into the American mind and heart" ("The Daily News"). One hundred and eighty voices - male and female, young and old, from all walks of life and all over the country - talk intimately to the reader. Combining great humor and pathos this remarkable selection of stories from the thousands submitted to NPR's "Weekend All Things Considered" National Story Project gives the reader a glimpse of America's soul in all its diversity.

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" A powerful book, one in which strangers share with you their darkest secrets, their happiest memories, their fears, their regrets. To read these essays is to look into hearts, to see life from other viewpoints, to live vicariously." -- "The Boston Globe"
" Unforgettable testimonials of human resilience. Moving and amusing dispatches from across America." -- "Us Weekly" (starred review)
" Human foibles and frailties, laughter and tears...We are all hearing-- and telling-- stories all the time, especially now, in these days when life itself seems so fragile and precious. But Paul Auster' s wonderful efforts, choosing these fine stories, have given us a timely and invaluable reminder of what it means to listen-- to really listen-- to America talking." -- "The Times-Picayune" (New Orleans)
" Finally, a bathroom book worthy of Pulitzer consideration: the one-to-three-page stories gathered in this astonishing, addictive collection are absolute gems." -- "Publishers Weekly "(starred review)
" It is difficult to think of another book published this year, and probably any book to be published next year, that is so simple and so obvious, so excellent in intention and so elegant in its execution, and which displays such wisdom and such knowledge of human life in all its varieties. It is also difficult to think of a book that is so stark a reminder that human experience can be horrid and utterly unbelievable, and which therefore answers so precisely to our current needs and circumstances." -- "The Guardian" (UK)
" As this collection ably proves, we all shapeexperience into stories, and Auster has done a storyteller' s job himself of grouping these pieces effectively. Highly recommended." -- "Library Journal" (starred review)
" Like no other book I have read in years, this one restored my belief in Americans and the American experience." -- Philip Levine, "Ploughshares"
“A powerful book, one in which strangers share with you their darkest secrets, their happiest memories, their fears, their regrets. To read these essays is to look into hearts, to see life from other viewpoints, to live vicariously.” —"The Boston Globe"
“Unforgettable testimonials of human resilience. Moving and amusing dispatches from across America.” —"Us Weekly" (starred review)
“Human foibles and frailties, laughter and tears...We are all hearing—and telling—stories all the time, especially now, in these days when life itself seems so fragile and precious. But Paul Auster’s wonderful efforts, choosing these fine stories, have given us a timely and invaluable reminder of what it means to listen—to really listen—to America talking.” —"The Times-Picayune" (New Orleans)
“Finally, a bathroom book worthy of Pulitzer consideration: the one-to-three-page stories gathered in this astonishi

"A powerful book, one in which strangers share with you their darkest secrets, their happiest memories, their fears, their regrets. To read these essays is to look into hearts, to see life from other viewpoints, to live vicariously." --"The Boston Globe"
"Unforgettable testimonials of human resilience. Moving and amusing dispatches from across America." --"Us Weekly" (starred review)
"Human foibles and frailties, laughter and tears...We are all hearing--and telling--stories all the time, especially now, in these days when life itself seems so fragile and precious. But Paul Auster's wonderful efforts, choosing these fine stories, have given us a timely and invaluable reminder of what it means to listen--to really listen--to America talking." --"The Times-Picayune" (New Orleans)
"Finally, a bathroom book worthy of Pulitzer consideration: the one-to-three-page stories gathered in this astonishing, addictive collection are absolute gems." --"Publishers Weekly "(starred review)
"It is difficult to think of another book published this year, and probably any book to be published next year, that is so simple and so obvious, so excellent in intention and so elegant in its execution, and which displays such wisdom and such knowledge of human life in all its varieties. It is also difficult to think of a book that is so stark a reminder that human experience can be horrid and utterly unbelievable, and which therefore answers so precisely to our current needs and circumstances."--"The Guardian" (UK)
"As this collection ably proves, we all shape experience into stories, and Auster has done a storyteller's job himself of grouping these pieces effectively. Highly recommended." --"Library Journal" (starred review)
"Like no other book I have read in years, this one restored my belief in Americans and the American experience." --Philip Levine, "Ploughshares"

A powerful book, one in which strangers share with you their darkest secrets, their happiest memories, their fears, their regrets. To read these essays is to look into hearts, to see life from other viewpoints, to live vicariously. "The Boston Globe"

Unforgettable testimonials of human resilience. Moving and amusing dispatches from across America. "Us Weekly (starred review)"

Human foibles and frailties, laughter and tears...We are all hearing--and telling--stories all the time, especially now, in these days when life itself seems so fragile and precious. But Paul Auster's wonderful efforts, choosing these fine stories, have given us a timely and invaluable reminder of what it means to listen--to really listen--to America talking. "The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)"

Finally, a bathroom book worthy of Pulitzer consideration: the one-to-three-page stories gathered in this astonishing, addictive collection are absolute gems. "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

It is difficult to think of another book published this year, and probably any book to be published next year, that is so simple and so obvious, so excellent in intention and so elegant in its execution, and which displays such wisdom and such knowledge of human life in all its varieties. It is also difficult to think of a book that is so stark a reminder that human experience can be horrid and utterly unbelievable, and which therefore answers so precisely to our current needs and circumstances. "The Guardian (UK)"

As this collection ably proves, we all shape experience into stories, and Auster has done a storyteller's job himself of grouping these pieces effectively. Highly recommended. "Library Journal (starred review)"

Like no other book I have read in years, this one restored my belief in Americans and the American experience. "Philip Levine, Ploughshares""

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