I just finished this most amazing book that my friend Dee lent me.
This book is a compilation of some of the stories told in the booths of the StoryCorps project. The idea behind StoryCorps is to preserve American history through the spoken word of common everyday Americans. StoryCorps has several permanent booths and several travelling booths around the country. You can take someone to a booth and for 40 minutes you get to share your story, whatever it is! The booth is equipped with microphones to record your story. At the end of the time you get a CD copy of what you recorded. A second copy is placed in the Library of Congress.
The stories in the book are funny, emotional, heartbreaking and heart warming. This is truly one of the most inspirational books I have read in a long time. This book will make you want to preserve the memory of your own family.
The stories can also be heard every Friday morning on NPR or you can link to the podcast from the StoryCorps website.
In the back of the book are some questions for you to consider that will help you preserve the memory of you and your family. Look for me to answer these questions in several of your upcoming posts.