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Why I Close My Restaurant

A "This I Believe" Essay

This I Believe

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In this essay originally aired in the 1950s, restaurateur George Mardikian tells of his immigration to the United States and how he tries to repay the warm embrace Americans have given him, in “A New Birth of Freedom”, his contribution to NPR’s This I Believe series.

This I Believe is a National Public Radio program that features Americans, from the famous to the unknown, completing the thought that begins with the series title. The pieces that make up the program compel listeners to re-think not only what and how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.

Featuring a star-studded list of contributors that includes John McCain, Isabel Allende, and Colin Powell, as well as pieces from the original 1950's series including Helen Keller and Jackie Robinson, the This I Believe collection also contains essays by a Brooklyn lawyer, a woman who sells yellow pages advertising in Fort Worth, and a man who serves on the state of Rhode Island's parole board. The result is a stirring, funny and always provocative trip inside the minds and hearts of a diverse group of Americans whose beliefs, and the incredibly varied ways in which they choose to express them, reveal the American spirit at its best.

This short audio essay is an excerpt from the audiobook edition of the This I Believe anthology.


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This I Believe Series


Abridged
This I Believe - Abridged
This I Believe - Abridged
Jay Allison, Jay Allison, Dan Gediman & Dan Gediman
This I Believe
This I Believe
Jay Allison, Dan Gediman, Jay Allison & Dan Gediman
This I Believe II
This I Believe II
Jay Allison & Dan Gediman
Science Nourishes the Mind and Soul
Science Nourishes the Mind and Soul
Brian Greene
A Goal of Service to Humankind
A Goal of Service to Humankind
Anthony Fauci
The God Who Embraced Me
The God Who Embraced Me
John W. Fountain
The 50-Percent Theory of Life
The 50-Percent Theory of Life
Steve Porter
Testing the Limits of What I Know and Feel
Testing the Limits of What I Know and Feel
John Updike
The Mountain Disappears
The Mountain Disappears
Leonard Bernstein
An Athlete of God
An Athlete of God
Martha Graham
Unleashing the Power of Creativity
Unleashing the Power of Creativity
Bill Gates
The Fellowship of the World
The Fellowship of the World
Niven Busch
Leaving Identity Issues to Other Folks
Leaving Identity Issues to Other Folks
Phyllis Allen
In Giving I Connect With Others
In Giving I Connect With Others
Isabel Allende
How Is It Possible to Believe in God?
How Is It Possible to Believe in God?
William F. Buckley, Jr.
There is No Job More Important than Parenting
There is No Job More Important than Parenting
Benjamin Carson
A Journey Toward Acceptance and Love
A Journey Toward Acceptance and Love
Greg Chapman
Good Can Be as Communicable as Evil
Good Can Be as Communicable as Evil
Norman Corwin
A Shared Moment of Trust
A Shared Moment of Trust
Warren Christopher
The Hardest Work You Will Ever Do
The Hardest Work You Will Ever Do
Mary Cook
A Daily Walk Just to Listen
A Daily Walk Just to Listen
Susan Cosio
My Father's Evening Star
My Father's Evening Star
William O. Douglas
An Honest Doubter
An Honest Doubter
Elizabeth Deutsch (Earle)
Seeing in Beautiful, Precise Pictures
Seeing in Beautiful, Precise Pictures
Temple Grandin
Have I Learned Anything Important Since I was Sixteen?
Have I Learned Anything Important Since I was Sixteen?
Elizabeth Deutsch (Earle)
The People Who Love You When No One Else Will
The People Who Love You When No One Else Will
Cecile Gilmer
Disrupting My Comfort Zone
Disrupting My Comfort Zone
Brian Grazer
In Praise of the "Wobblies"
In Praise of the "Wobblies"
Ted Gup
A Grown-Up Barbie
A Grown-Up Barbie
Jane Hamill
The Power of Presence
The Power of Presence
Debbie Hall
Natural Links in a Long Chain of Being
Natural Links in a Long Chain of Being
Victor Davis Hanson
Talking with the Sun
Talking with the Sun
Joy Harjo
Happy Talk
Happy Talk
Oscar Hammerstein II
A New Birth of Freedom
A New Birth of Freedom
Maximilian Hodder
A Duty to Heal
A Duty to Heal
Pius Kamau
The Benefits of Restlessness and Jagged Edges
The Benefits of Restlessness and Jagged Edges
Kay Redfield Jamison
The Light of a Brighter Day
The Light of a Brighter Day
Helen Keller
Living Life with Grace and Elegant Treeness
Living Life with Grace and Elegant Treeness
Ruth Kamps
There is Such a Thing as Truth
There is Such a Thing as Truth
Errol Morris
Life Grows in the Soil of Time
Life Grows in the Soil of Time
Thomas Mann
Why I Close My Restaurant
Why I Close My Restaurant
George Mardikian
The Rule of Law
The Rule of Law
Michael Mullane
The Power of Love to Transform and Heal
The Power of Love to Transform and Heal
Jackie Lantry
The Power of Mysteries
The Power of Mysteries
Alan Lightman
The Making of Poems
The Making of Poems
Gregory Orr
Mysterious Connections that Link Us Together
Mysterious Connections that Link Us Together
Azar Nafisi
The Real Consequences of Justice
The Real Consequences of Justice
Frederic Reamer
Free Minds and Hearts at Work
Free Minds and Hearts at Work
Jackie Robinson
We Are Each Other's Business
We Are Each Other's Business
Eboo Patel
There is More to Life than Life
There is More to Life than Life
Jamaica Ritcher

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