In this collection of stories that carry us from the excitement and anticipation of courtship to the deep connection of lifelong commitment, the founder of NPR's StoryCorps oral history project shares some of the many and remarkable journeys that romantic relationships can take. We discover that love is found in the most unexpected of places—a New York tollbooth, a military base in Iraq, an airport lounge—and learn that the course it takes is as unpredictable as life itself.
"The perfect antidote to the cynicism and fear that pervade so much of our thinking in America today. StoryCorps founder Dave Isay has pulled together a set of interviews that head straight for the heart, as couples remember their first date, laugh and joke over each other's foibles, or express their undying love for one another. And if Beverly Eckert remembering her husband's voice over his cell phone on 9/11 as the South Tower collapsed around him doesn't move you to tears, you simply have no heart."—Booklist