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The best strangers in the world : stories from a life spent listening / Ari Shapiro.

Shapiro, Ari, 1978- (author.).


"In his first book, broadcaster Ari Shapiro takes us around the globe to reveal the stories behind narratives that are sometimes heartwarming, sometimes heartbreaking, but always poignant. He details his time traveling on Air Force One with President Obama, or following the path of Syrian refugees fleeing war, or learning from those fighting for social justice both at home and abroad. As the self-reinforcing bubbles we live in become more impenetrable, Ari Shapiro keeps seeking ways to help people listen to one another; to find connection and commonality with those who may seem different; to remind us that, before religion, or nationality, or politics, we are all human. The Best Strangers in the World is a testament to one journalist's passion for Considering All Things-and sharing what he finds with the rest of us."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780063221345
  • ISBN: 0063221349
  • ISBN: 9780063325531
  • ISBN: 0063325535
  • Physical Description: 244 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2023]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Thank you for listening -- Nature boy -- Impact -- Happy endings -- Musical interlude 1: Je ne veux pas travailler -- The bubble -- War people in war places -- War people in other places -- The other man I married -- The third rail of journalism -- The best strangers in the world -- The whole world falls in -- Answers versus questions -- You can't see schvitz on the radio -- Musical interlude 2: Crowd surfing with cigarettes -- You can't kill me. I'm an idea. I'm timeless -- Playing favorites.
Subject: Shapiro, Ari, 1978-
Radio journalists > United States > Biography.
HISTORY / Essays.
PERFORMING ARTS / Radio / History & Criticism.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Editors, Journalists, Publishers.
TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues.
MUSIC / Essays.
Radio journalists.
United States.
Genre: Biography.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Homer Public Library B SHAPIRO (Text) 000169709 Display -- Lit Lineup Checked out 06/28/2024

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