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Dave Isay brings in the newest StoryCorps book, about finding meaning in our work

"Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work" by Dave Isay
Penguin Press

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It is a lucky few who have jobs that are perfectly in line with their passions. For most of us, work is just that, work. Something we have to get through in order to live our "real" lives around it.

"Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work" is the newest collection from StoryCorps, which means it's full of profound reflection wrapped in warm fuzzies. People with vocations from bricklayers to video game inventors tell the stories of how they found work that fulfills their passion, or how a crappy job revealed a true purpose in life.

"Callings" is the fifth StoryCorps book and fans of the massive archival project will be pleased to know that almost half of the stories in this volume have not been shared or aired before.

Dave Isay will be at the Crawford Family Forum from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. tonight to talk about his book. The event is at capacity, but you can join still join the waitlist. Click here for more information.


Dave Isay, author of “Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work” (Penguin Press, 2016) documentarian, founder of StoryCorps, MacArthur Fellow, multiple Peabody Award Winner; he tweets from @daveisay