Love – they say you can’t buy it, or, for that matter, control its timing. Love might appear in your life out of the blue, like it did for Ruben P. and Rachel P. Salazar in 2007, when an email that was supposed to go to R.P. Salazar (Rachel, in Thailand) went astray and wound up in R.P. Salazar’s inbox (Ruben, in Texas). Ruben and Rachel’s story is one of many recorded by StoryCorps, which partners with the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to help Americans of all backgrounds tell their stories and preserve them. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, StoryCorps has released a book of love stories called “All There Is,” and today StoryCorp founder and President Dave Isay joins Patt to share some of the highlights.
Do you have a story to share about the love of your life? Or a favorite you’ve overheard from someone else and by which you’ve been inspired?
Dave Isay, founder, president, StoryCorps; editor, "All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps"