The Art of Inventing Hope by Howard Reich audiobook

The Art of Inventing Hope: Intimate Conversations with Elie Wiesel

By Howard Reich
Read by James Anderson Foster

Blackstone Publishing 9781641601344
5.92 Hours Unabridged
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The Art of Inventing Hope offers an unprecedented, in-depth conversation between the world’s most revered Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, and a son of survivors, Howard Reich. During the last four years of Wiesel’s life, he met frequently with Reich in New York, Chicago, and Florida—and spoke often on the phone—to discuss the subject that linked them: both Wiesel and Reich’s father, Robert Reich, were liberated from Buchenwald death camp on April 11, 1945. What had started as an interview assignment from the Chicago Tribune quickly evolved into a friendship and a partnership. Reich and Wiesel believed their colloquy represented a unique exchange between two generations deeply affected by a cataclysmic event. Wiesel said to Reich, “I’ve never done anything like this before.” Here Wiesel—at the end of his life—looks back on his ideas and writings on the Holocaust, synthesizing them in his conversations with Reich. The insights that Wiesel offered and Reich illuminates can help the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors understand their painful inheritance, while inviting everyone else to partake of Wiesel’s wisdom on life, ethics, and morality.

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The Art of Inventing Hope offers an unprecedented, in-depth conversation between the world’s most revered Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, and a son of survivors, Howard Reich. During the last four years of Wiesel’s life, he met frequently with Reich in New York, Chicago, and Florida—and spoke often on the phone—to discuss the subject that linked them: both Wiesel and Reich’s father, Robert Reich, were liberated from Buchenwald death camp on April 11, 1945. What had started as an interview assignment from the Chicago Tribune quickly evolved into a friendship and a partnership. Reich and Wiesel believed their colloquy represented a unique exchange between two generations deeply affected by a cataclysmic event. Wiesel said to Reich, “I’ve never done anything like this before.”

Here Wiesel—at the end of his life—looks back on his ideas and writings on the Holocaust, synthesizing them in his conversations with Reich. The insights that Wiesel offered and Reich illuminates can help the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors understand their painful inheritance, while inviting everyone else to partake of Wiesel’s wisdom on life, ethics, and morality.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The Art of Inventing Hope can help us remember, learn from, and perhaps argue with the world’s most revered Holocaust survivor and enlist him in living our lives.” Jerusalem Post
“Wiesel’s words through The Art of Inventing Hope might be viewed as coming from the grave. But as Reich presented him, he is living and breathing and just as relevant now as when he spoke them into Reich’s tape recorder.” Chicago Jewish News
“James Foster’s narration of this audiobook is a good match of text and voice…Foster narrates with restrained passion that evokes the tone of the author. His pacing is a bit quick at times but always easy to understand. His enunciation is clear, and his overall performance makes a deep impression on the listener.” AudioFile
“[A] brief but moving work…Reich does an admirable job of complementing his subject’s sage words with his own perspective without in any way detracting or distracting from it—no easy task yet one the author accomplishes with aplomb.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Howard Reich utilizes his considerable journalistic talents and unique perspective as a second-generation Holocaust survivor to elicit powerful insights from Elie Wiesel. This book will play an important role in making the Holocaust relevant to future generations.” Marion Blumenthal Lazan, coauthor of Four Perfect Pebbles
“In his struggle to understand his parents’ unimaginable and unspoken past, Howard Reich finds answers in these powerful conversations with Elie Wiesel…Reich’s own poignant narrative is as compelling as the advice Wiesel offers, and in the end it is so satisfying to see how these two brilliant minds find solace through words and through love.” Mary Morris, author of Gateway to the Moon
“How does one survive the horrors of the Holocaust? Wiesel helps Reich to discover that in shared memory there is hope.” Sheila Nevins, author of You Don’t Look Your Age … And Other Faulty Fairy Tales

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Author Bio: Howard Reich

Author Bio: Howard Reich

Howard Reich has been an award-winning Chicago Tribune arts critic and writer since 1983. In addition to covering jazz, blues, gospel, and world music, he has authored several investigative reports that have been featured on ABC’s Nightline and various NPR programs. He is the author of three other books: The First and Final Nightmare of Sonia Reich, Let Freedom Swing, and Jelly’s Blues, written with William Gaines. Reich graduated from Northwestern University’s School of Music.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 5.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English