| An Optimist in Spite of All: Helen Keller
Born 125 years ago this week, Helen Keller -- subject of this audio biography -- surmounted both deafness and blindness by learning to communicate with great eloquence, and became an unlikely world superstar.
| Count Your Blessings
Austrian-born author and Benedictine Brother David Steindl-Rast, recorded at his monastery near Corning, NY, believes that acquiring an attitude of "gratefulness" can calm the mind and give life a simple joy.
| Equal Ground
The moving tale of the late Mae Bertha Carter, a sharecropper who raised thirteen children and also stood firm -- against harassment -- in her quest to integrate public schools in Sunflower County, Mississippi.
| Tracy Gary
The founder of over a dozen charities, Tracy Gary (heiress to two large fortunes), describes her vision of philanthropy as an antidote for narcissism that can bring people together.