"Love Stories For People Who Don't Read Love Stories"

That's what Publisher's Weekly said about Dave Isay's new book All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps.

StoryCorps, the oral-history project founded in 2003 by longtime public radio producer Dave Isay, encompasses so much of what public radio is about: listening and telling the inspiring stories of everyday life and people that deserve to be heard.

One enduring theme has permeated the collection of more than 40,000 conversations between friends and family members: love.

Just in time for a holiday that can divide the lovers from the skeptics, the most powerful love stories recorded by StoryCorps' traveling airstream trailers have been complied into a new book: All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps.

All There Is drops the veil of fairy tail love and instead chronicles the power of everyday love: a toll collector who caught his lover's eye during her regular commute, a friendship turned to romance on the battlefield in Iraq, and a long distance courtship consisting of love notes left at the airports frequented by two traveling business people.

NPR Member Station KUT in Austin, Texas, spoke to Isay about StoryCorps, the book and stories that impacted Isay personally. Check out more about the book in Jennifer Stayton's interview here and share your own experience meeting a special someone with StoryCorps on Twitter using the #AllThereIs hash tag.

Dave Isay shows his love for NPR while visiting NPR Member Station KERA in Dallas during a national book tour for All There Is. i i

Dave Isay shows his love for NPR while visiting NPR Member Station KERA in Dallas during a national book tour for All There Is. Jeff Whittington/KERA hide caption

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Dave Isay shows his love for NPR while visiting NPR Member Station KERA in Dallas during a national book tour for All There Is.

Dave Isay shows his love for NPR while visiting NPR Member Station KERA in Dallas during a national book tour for All There Is.

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Isay heard about our How Do You Love NPR? campaign while on the road for a national book tour, and took a moment to show his own love for NPR. Send your own Valentine to thisisnpr@npr.org and it might be featured on the This is NPR blog on Feb. 14.

Thanks, Dave!

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