This year’s book is Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work, by David Isay. Part of the PBS StoryCorps project, this collection shares stories of individuals pursuing a “calling” in life. This calling may be a particular career, a hobby, or an inspired general approach to one’s vocation.
Examples range from conventional (teacher, public defender) to the quirky (bridge tender, casual astronomer), and a number of the contributors have overcome great challenges to reach their goals. Together, the interviews offer inspiration as students contemplate this new phase of life and develop long-term goals. Isay’s idea of callings in many ways reflects Meredith’s mission as well as the StrongPoints® approach to a college education that we embrace.