Every Friday morning, NPR's Morning Edition plays a new segment of StoryCorps: an oral history project featuring reminiscences from ordinary Americans about their lives. And each week, I inevitably end up wiping away tears after listening to these funny, sad, bittersweet tales of other folks' triumphs, love affairs and tragedies.
The stories end up residing at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. They have also been published in anthologies. And for 9/11, the producers are releasing them in animated form.
Here is the first one. And be forewarned: I am still a bit weepy from watching it.
DISCLOSURE: I've got nothing to disclose on this one. No money or products have come my way in exchange for this one. I am an unabashed fan of NPR and StoryCorps and just wanted to share.