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The Best of Me
Narrated by David Sedaris / 13 hours 8 minutes
“As if there is anything greater than a new David Sedaris, it's listening to David Sedaris read the new David Sedaris. This self-edited collection of essays from his prolific 25-year career is exactly what we need to boost the morale of 2020 and remind ourselves what a crazy world we've always lived in when viewed through Sedaris's keen observational eye and told with his unique & irreverent voice. The Best of Me is perfect for both long-time fans or those reading Sedaris for the first time and the audio read by the author means no nuance is left behind.”Jessica, Literally Speaking
The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema
By Lindy West
Narrated by Lindy West / 7 hours 16 minutes
“Lindy West makes true observations about movies in ways that will make you laugh at out, and cause you to re-think some of your 90s/00s favorite films! Her witty commentary is what we all NEED in this 2020 world, even if you have not seen the films. It’s written by someone smart and hilarious who has strong opinions about things that don’t matter. The PERFECT road trip audiobook, listeners can come in and out without loosing place in the book. *12/10 DVDs of The Fugitive*”Emma, Content
Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
Narrated by Robin Wall Kimmerer / 16 hours 44 minutes
As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our... Read more »
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I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are
By Rachel Bloom
Narrated by Rachel Bloom / 4 hours 51 minutes
From the charming and wickedly funny co-creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a collection of hilarious personal essays, poems and even amusement park maps on the subjects of insecurity, fame, anxiety, and much more.
Rachel Bloom has felt abnormal and out of place her whole life. In this exploration of what she thinks makes her "different,"... Read more »
Wow, No Thank You.
Narrated by Samantha Irby / 10 hours 3 minutes
A new rip-roaring essay collection from the smart, edgy, hilarious, unabashedly raunchy, and bestselling Samantha Irby.
Irby is forty, and increasingly uncomfortable in her own skin despite what Inspirational Instagram Infographics have promised her. She has left her job as a receptionist at a veterinary clinic, has published successful books and... Read more »
By Jenny Slate
Narrated by Jenny Slate / 4 hours 19 minutes
“Little lovely weirds from the big, lovely, weirdness of Jenny Slate's brain. I am recommending that you get both a physical copy to beautify your shelves and the audiobook so that Slate can croon her little weirds into your ears and that way your hands are free for snacking or petting the dog or arranging acorns on your mantle. You will laugh and sigh and wish her words could bring things to life because she is, after all, a magical person so it should be a thing she can do. And who knows? Maybe she will. ”Kate, Fountain Bookstore
Narrated by David Sedaris / 6 hours 38 minutes
“We, your concerned booksellers, want to make sure you are in tip-top reading shape before David Sedaris visits Main Street Books. Much like a runner must train for a marathon, you must exercise your sense of humor, so as not to pull something in David's presence. Tune up your funny bone with Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, or any of the other great Sedaris collections on Libro.fm. ”Eleanor, Main Street Books Davidson
All We Can Save
Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis
By Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Katharine K. Wilkinson, Sherri Mitchell, Catherine Pierce, Kate Marvel, Adrienne Maree Brown, Jacqueline Patterson, Janine Benyus, Camille T. Dungy, Mary Anne Hitt, Abigail Dillen, Leah C. Stokes, Joy Harjo, Maggie Thomas & Marge Piercy
Narrated by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Katharine K. Wilkinson, Cristela Alonzo, Sophia Bush, Kimberly Drew, America Ferrera, Jane Fonda, Ilana Glazer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Janet Mock, Bahni Turpin & Alfre Woodard / 15 hours 5 minutes
Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward.
There is a renaissance blooming in the climate movement: leadership that is more characteristically feminine and more faithfully feminist, rooted in compassion, connection,... Read more »
The Witches Are Coming
By Lindy West
Narrated by Lindy West / 6 hours 27 minutes
“Lindy West is hilarious and timely in this must-listen audio book! It is more enjoyable because Lindy reads it herself, so the jokes are perfectly timed and hearing her words in her own voice works very well for this book. Round up all your fellow witches and gather your coven, the witches are coming for the patriarchy!”Chelsea, Tattered Cover
Reflections on Self-Delusion
Narrated by Jia Tolentino / 9 hours 45 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “From The New Yorker’s beloved cultural critic comes a bold, unflinching collection of essays about self-deception, examining everything from scammer culture to reality television.”—Esquire
“A whip-smart, challenging book.”—Zadie Smith • “Jia Tolentino could be the Joan Didion of our time.”—Vulture
FINALIST... Read more »
A Very Punchable Face
By Colin Jost
Narrated by Colin Jost / 7 hours 40 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In these hilarious essays, the Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update co-anchor learns how to take a beating.
“I always wanted to punch his face before I read this book. Now I just want to kick him in the balls.”—Larry David
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY COSMOPOLITAN
If there’s one trait that... Read more »
By Zadie Smith
Narrated by Zadie Smith / 1 hour 50 minutes
“Zadie Smith’s slim but concentrated Intimations is just what I needed during a pandemic. Our current collective American reality is validated in her intelligent voice, and it’s comforting. She talks about the power writers have to create their own worlds. She talks about suffering—how it defies class and privilege—and how she experiences her own privilege. She talks about “the virus,” and about the virus of racism—how we’re willing to make societal changes to mitigate the spread of one, but not the other. And at the end, a love letter/gratitude list. Listen to the audiobook if you want to hear Zadie Smith sing (literally!).”Mary, Raven Book Store
A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses
Narrated by Robin Wall Kimmerer / 7 hours 46 minutes
Living at the limits of our ordinary perception, mosses are a common but largely unnoticed element of the natural world. Gathering Moss is a beautifully written mix of science and personal reflection that invites listeners to explore and learn from the elegantly simple lives of mosses. Robin Wall Kimmerer's book is not an identification guide,... Read more »
Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life
By Ali Wong
Narrated by Ali Wong & Justin Hakuta / 6 hours 20 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Ali Wong’s heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters (the two she put to work while they were still in utero) cover everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mom in a male-dominated profession, and how she trapped their dad.
“Knife-sharp . . . a genuine... Read more »
Here for It
Or, How to Save Your Soul in America; Essays
Narrated by R. Eric Thomas / 7 hours 34 minutes
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Read with Jenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today • From the creator of Elle’s “Eric Reads the News,” a heartfelt and hilarious memoir-in-essays about growing up seeing the world differently, finding unexpected hope, and experiencing every awkward, extraordinary stumble along the way.
“Pop culture–obsessed, Sedaris-level... Read more »
Get Well Soon
History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them
Narrated by Gabra Zackman / 7 hours 43 minutes
A witty, irreverent tour of history’s worst plagues―from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio―and a celebration of the heroes who fought themIn 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn’t stop. She danced until she was carried away six days later, and soon thirty-four more villagers joined her. Then more. In a... Read more »
The Book of Delights
By Ross Gay
Narrated by Ross Gay / 5 hours
“For those of you having a rough year, take comfort and inspiration from Ross Gay’s aptly titled The Book of Delights. After going through a bumpy patch himself, Gay tasked himself with a year’s worth of essays, each day focusing on something delightful. What resulted is a warm, thoughtful range of reflections on tomato plants, high fives, and airport security. The Book of Delights is a companion to keep with you, whether on your nightstand, in the bathtub, or on the subway, for a brief moment of emotional respite. Definitely one of my first delights of 2019.”Molly Gillespie, Joseph-Beth Booksellers
The Fire Next Time
Narrated by Jesse Martin / 2 hours 25 minutes
At once a powerful evocation of his early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice to both the individual and the body politic, James Baldwin galvanized the nation in the early days of the civil rights movement with his eloquent manifesto. The Fire Next Time stands as one of the essential works of our... Read more »
A History of My Brief Body
Narrated by Billy-Ray Belcourt / 4 hours 1 minute
The youngest ever winner of the Griffin Prize mines his own personal history to reconcile the world he was born into with the world that could be.
Billy-Ray Belcourt's debut memoir opens with a tender letter to his kokum and memories of his early life in the hamlet of Joussard, Alberta, and on the Driftpile First Nation. From... Read more »
Everything's Trash, But It's Okay
Narrated by Phoebe Robinson / 8 hours 55 minutes
“Phoebe Robinson’s new collection of essays will make you laugh out loud and is a great tutorial on being trash but forgiving yourself for it while still being able to name the things that are #serioustrash. These essays get real about the sitch of our union—calling out nonintersectional feminists, internalized sexism, our workaholic culture, and toxic sosh meeds (social media). Written in classic Phoebe stream-of-consciousness style, this is the perfect antidote to the garbage fire of 2018.”Kelly, Bookshop Santa Cruz
Reflections on the American Land
Narrated by N. Scott Momaday / 51 minutes
“Earth Keeper is a prayer for continuity in these days of uncertainty. I cannot tell you why I loved this book, I can only tell you I wept my way through it. Each page brought me closer to myself, a self I had lost in the pandemic. We need Scott Momaday's calm, clear prose and stories. Words are medicine. There is wisdom in sharing what one... Read more »
The View from the Cheap Seats
By Neil Gaiman
Narrated by Neil Gaiman / 15 hours 29 minutes
“I must be one of the few people to love Neil Gaiman most for his nonfiction. Over the years, I've scoured the shelves and online for his speeches, his introductions, his forewords, even his tweets and blog posts, so this book is a thing of wonder. Filled to bursting with his humor, wisdom, and hope, all articulated in the thoughtful, generous prose we know and love, The View From the Cheap Seats will keep you company, give you solace, and help you think deeper, smile harder, and breathe easier.”Serena Longo, Harvard Book Store
The Diary of a Bookseller
Narrated by Robin Laing / 9 hours 42 minutes
“When you enter The Book Shop in Wigtown, Scotland, you enter Shaun Bythell’s world. You’ll recognize his colorful staff and quirky customers immediately and fall in love with them instantly. The Diary of a Bookseller was written for book buyers, booksellers, and book lovers everywhere (you must be one of them!). While books and The Book Shop occupy much of Bythell’s hilarious story, it is made whole with priceless pieces on gardening, fishing with his dad, cycling, and, of course, music, food, and drink. Cheers!”Bill Reilly, The River's End Bookstore
We Are Never Meeting in Real Life
Narrated by Samantha Irby / 9 hours 16 minutes
“There are many ways to craft a humorous essay. One of the most straightforward is to harness the clarity to tell it exactly like it is. You know, through the warped lens of personality. Samantha Irby sees all, and she sees it through wickedly potent bifocals.”Eleanor, Main Street Books Davidson
Theft by Finding
Narrated by David Sedaris / 13 hours 51 minutes
One of the most anticipated books of 2017: Boston Globe, New York Times Book Review, New York's "Vulture", The Week, Bustle, BookRiot
An NPR Best Book of 2017 An AV Club Favorite Book of 2017 A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017 A Goodreads Choice Awards nominee
David Sedaris tells all in a book that is, literally, a lifetime in the... Read more »
Notes from a Loud Woman
By Lindy West
Narrated by Lindy West / 6 hours 9 minutes
Shrill is an uproarious memoir, a feminist rallying cry in a world that thinks gender politics are tedious and that women, especially feminists, can't be funny.
Coming of age in a culture that demands women be as small, quiet, and compliant as possible -- like a porcelain dove that will also have sex with you -- writer and humoristLindy West... Read more »
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
By Issa Rae
Narrated by Issa Rae / 5 hours 49 minutes
The “brilliantly wry” (Lena Dunham) and “lovably awkward” (Mindy Kaling) New York Times bestseller from the creator of HBO’s Insecure.
In this universally accessible New York Times bestseller named for her wildly popular web series, Issa Rae—“a singular voice with the verve and vivacity of uncorked champagne” (Kirkus Reviews)—waxes humorously... Read more »
True Tales of Crime, Murder, Deceit, and Obsession
Narrated by Gabra Zackman & Graham Halstead / 9 hours 59 minutes
A brilliant anthology of modern true-crime writing that illustrates the appeal of this powerful and popular genre, edited and curated by Sarah Weinman, the award-winning author of The Real Lolita
The appeal of true-crime stories has never been higher. With podcasts like My Favorite Murder and In the Dark, bestsellers like I’ll Be Gone in the Dark... Read more »
The Road to Little Dribbling
Adventures of an American in Britain
By Bill Bryson
Narrated by Nathan Osgood / 14 hours 2 minutes
A loving and hilarious—if occasionally spiky—valentine to Bill Bryson’s adopted country, Great Britain. Prepare for total joy and multiple episodes of unseemly laughter.
Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover and celebrate that green and pleasant land. The result was Notes from a Small Island, a true classic and... Read more »
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Narrated by David Sedaris / 10 hours 53 minutes
David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. He gives directions to a lost traveler. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn't it? In his newest collection of essays,... Read more »
The Collected Schizophrenias
Narrated by Esmé Weijun Wang / 7 hours 51 minutes
“The Collected Schizophrenias is a heartbreaking and honest collection about chronic mental illness and its effects on Wang. Through personal narrative and scientific research, Wang has created a collection of essays that are challenging in the sense that they confront you with the reality of a misunderstood condition. Her mission is not to scare, shock, or make the reader feel sorry for her, but to create an environment where mental illness is better understood and destigmatized within our culture. An eye-opening collection of essays from a truly exceptional writer.”Katie Kucek, Brazos Bookstore
How to Write an Autobiographical Novel
Narrated by Daniel K. Isaac / 8 hours 28 minutes
An essay collection exploring his education as a man, writer, and activist-and how we form our identities in life and in art.
As a novelist, Alexander Chee has been described as "masterful" by Roxane Gay, "incendiary" by the New York Times, and "brilliant" by the Washington Post. With How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, his first collection... Read more »
American Like Me
Narrated by America Ferrera, Bambadjan Bamba, Joy Cho, Auli'I Cravalho, Tim Chiou, Janina Edwards, Jennifer Ikeda, Lameece Issaq, Eugene Kim, Jennifer Lim, Sunil Malhotra, Ramón de Ocampo, Roxana Ortega, Geena Rocero, Martin Sensmeier, Heather Alicia Simms, Neela Vaswani & Tanaya Winder / 9 hours 32 minutes
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
From award-winning actress and political activist America Ferrera comes a vibrant and varied collection of first-person accounts from prominent figures about the experience of growing up between cultures.
America Ferrera has always felt wholly American, and yet, her identity is inextricably linked to her parents’... Read more »
When You Are Engulfed in Flames
Narrated by David Sedaris / 9 hours 2 minutes
Once again, David Sedaris brings together a collection of essays so uproariously funny and profoundly moving that his legions of fans will fall for him once more. He tests the limits of love when Hugh lances a boil from his backside, and pushes the boundaries of laziness when, finding the water shut off in his house in Normandy, he looks to the... Read more »
Paddle Your Own Canoe
One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living
Narrated by Nick Offerman / 10 hours 50 minutes
Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman shares his humorous fulminations on life, manliness, meat, and much more in his first book.
Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman—who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation’s Ron Swanson? Combining... Read more »
A Dream About Lightning Bugs
A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons
By Ben Folds
Narrated by Ben Folds / 8 hours 33 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the genre-defying icon Ben Folds comes a memoir that is as nuanced, witty, and relatable as his cult-classic songs.
“A Dream About Lightning Bugs reads like its author: intelligent, curious, unapologetically punk, and funny as hell.”—Sara Bareilles
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND PASTE
Ben Folds... Read more »
You're Doing Great!
And Other Reasons to Stay Alive
By Tom Papa
Narrated by Tom Papa / 6 hours 35 minutes
This program is read by the author.
“You’re Doing Great! is your no-nonsense go-to collection of essays to get you through the increasing noise and chatter of self-doubt and confusion in the new millennium. Tom Papa is a funny, empathetic guide and your new best friend." — Patton Oswalt
"Read it. Listen to it. Whatever, do what you want.... Read more »
Do You Mind If I Cancel?
(Things That Still Annoy Me)
By Gary Janetti
Narrated by Gary Janetti / 3 hours 38 minutes
"If you love storytelling in the style of David Sedaris, this audiobook—narrated by Janetti himself—is for you." — Yahoo Lifestyle
This program is read by the author.
Fans of David Sedaris, Jenny Lawson, and Tina Fey… meet your new friend Gary Janetti.
Gary Janetti, the writer and producer for some of the most popular television comedies of all... Read more »
Teaching a Stone to Talk
Expeditions and Encounters
Narrated by Randye Kaye / 5 hours 1 minute
In this dazzling collection, Annie Dillard explores the world over, from the Arctic to the Ecuadorian jungle, from the Galapagos to her beloved Tinker Creek. With her entrancing gaze she captures the wonders of natural facts and human meanings: watching a sublime lunar eclipse, locking eyes with a wild weasel, or beholding mirages appearing over... Read more »
Narrated by Josh Gondelman / 5 hours 58 minutes
Emmy-Award winning writer and comedian Josh Gondelman’s collection of personal stories of best intentions and mixed results.
Josh Gondelman knows a thing or two about trying—and failing. The Emmy Award-winning stand-up comic—dubbed a “pathological sweetheart” by the New York Observer—is known throughout the industry as one of comedy’s true “nice... Read more »
Calm the F*ck Down
How to Control What You Can and Accept What You Can't So You Can Stop Freaking Out and Get On With Your Life
A No F*cks Given Guide: Book #4
By Sarah Knight
Narrated by Sarah Knight / 4 hours 32 minutes
The no-f*cks-given guide to taming anxiety and taking back control of your life, from the bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck and Get Your Sh*t Together.
Do you spend more time worrying about problems than solving them? Do you let unexpected difficulties ruin your day and do "what ifs" keep you up at night? Sounds... Read more »
Be My Guest
Reflections on Food, Community, and the Meaning of Generosity
By Priya Basil
Narrated by Priya Basil / 3 hours 50 minutes
A thought-provoking meditation on food, family, identity, immigration, and, most of all, hospitality--at the table and beyond--that's part food memoir, part appeal for more authentic decency in our daily worlds, and in the world at large.
Be My Guest is an utterly unique, deeply personal meditation on what it means to tend to others and to... Read more »
Maeve in America
Essays by a Girl from Somewhere Else
Narrated by Maeve Higgins / 6 hours 10 minutes
“If Tina Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter, she would be Maeve Higgins.” —Glamour
A startlingly hilarious essay collection about one woman’s messy path to finding her footing in New York City, from breakout comedy star and podcaster Maeve Higgins
Maeve Higgins was a bestselling author and comedian in her native Ireland when, at the grand old... Read more »
A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone
By Minna Salami
Narrated by Robin Miles / 7 hours 15 minutes
The creator of the internationally popular, multiple award-winning blog MsAfropolitan applies an Africa-centered feminist sensibility to issues of racism and sexism, challenging our illusions about oppression and liberation and daring women to embrace their power.
Sensuous Knowledge is a collection of thought provoking essays that explore... Read more »
Travels in Alaska
By John Muir
Narrated by Noah Waterman / 7 hours 39 minutes
In the late 1800s, John Muir made several trips to the pristine, relatively unexplored territory of Alaska, irresistibly drawn to its awe-inspiring glaciers and its wild menagerie of bears, bald eagles, wolves, and whales. Half poet and half geologist, he recorded his experiences and reflections in Travels in Alaska, a work he was in the process... Read more »
One Man, His Rescue Cat, and a Bike Ride around the Globe
Narrated by Angus King / 8 hours 45 minutes
Discover the heartwarming true story of a life-changing friendship between a man and his rescue cat, Nala, as they adventure together on a bike journey around the world -- from the Instagram phenomenon @1bike1world.
When 30-year-old Dean Nicholson set off from Scotland to cycle around the world, his aim was to learn as much as he could about... Read more »
Narrated by Bret Easton Ellis / 6 hours 47 minutes
Own it, snowflakes: you've lost everything you claim to hold dear.
White is Bret Easton Ellis's first work of nonfiction. Already the bad boy of American literature, from Less Than Zero to American Psycho, Ellis has also earned the wrath of right-thinking people everywhere with his provocations on social media, and here he escalates his... Read more »
Narrated by Samantha Irby / 7 hours 39 minutes
Smart, edgy, hilarious, and unabashedly raunchy New York Times bestselling author Samantha Irby explodes off the printed page in her uproarious first collection of essays.
Irby laughs her way through tragicomic mishaps, neuroses, and taboos as she struggles through adulthood: chin hairs, depression, bad sex, failed relationships, masturbation,... Read more »
Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century
By Alice Wong
Narrated by Alejandra Ospina & Alice Wong / 8 hours 1 minute
One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent—but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Now, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, activist Alice Wong brings together this urgent, galvanizing collection of... Read more »
A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land
By Toni Jensen
Narrated by Toni Jensen / 10 hours 22 minutes
A powerful, poetic memoir about what it means to exist as an Indigenous woman in America, told in snapshots of the author’s encounters with gun violence.
“Essential . . . We need more voices like Toni Jensen’s, more books like Carry.”—Tommy Orange, New York Times bestselling author of There There
Goop Book Club Pick • A Fall Pick for: The... Read more »