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The top 50 Parenting & Relationships audiobooks on Libro.fm based on sales from our 1,000+ partner bookstore locations.

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  1. 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 »

  2. By Samantha Irby / Narrated by Samantha Irby

    We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

    “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.”

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  3. "When I stop crying, I'm calling my mother immediately and making her read it." --Jodi Picoult

    "Comic lines as good as in any movie, and pathos as deep as in any novel" --Mike Birbiglia

    Bess Kalb, Emmy-nominated TV writer and New Yorker contributor, saved every voicemail her grandmother Bobby Bell ever left her. Bobby was a force--irrepressible,... Read More »

  4. 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.

    “Fierce, feminist, and packed... Read More »

  5. By Ron Chernow / Narrated by Scott Brick

    The inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton

    In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, National Book Award winner Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton is “a robust... Read More »

  6. "A groundbreaking book that redefines what it means to be in a relationship."
    --John Gray, PhD., bestselling author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

    We already rely on science to tell us what to eat, when to exercise, and how long to sleep. Why not use science to help us improve our relationships? In this revolutionary book, psychiatrist... Read More »

  7. In this groundbreaking new work, David Kessler—an expert on grief and the coauthor with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross of the iconic On Grief and Grieving—journeys beyond the classic five stages to discover a sixth stage: meaning.

    In 1969, Elisabeth Kübler Ross first identified the stages of dying in her transformative book On Death and Dying. Decades... Read More »

  8. By Margaret Renkl / Narrated by Joyce Bean

    Late Migrations

    “Margaret Renkl feels the lives and struggles of each creature that enters her yard as keenly as she feels the paths followed by her mother, grandmother, her people. Learning to accept the sometimes harsh, always lush natural world may crack open a window to acceptance of our own losses. In Late Migrations, we welcome new life, mourn its passing, and honor it along the way.”

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  9. Includes an audiobook-exclusive interview between Dave and Rachel Hollis!

    Dave Hollis used to think that “personal growth” was just for broken people.

    Then he woke up.

    When Dave Hollis’s wife, Rachel, began writing her #1 New York Times bestselling book, Girl, Wash Your Face, he bristled at her transparency and her willingness to talk about such... Read More »

  10. By Samantha Irby / Narrated by Samantha Irby

    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 »

  11. You love your child, but does your child feel loved?   Every child has a unique way of feeling loved. When you discover your child’s love language — and how to speak it — you can build a solid foundation for your child to trust you and flourish as they grow.   In this audio book for parents, teachers, single parents, and more, Drs. Gary... Read More »

  12. The ultimate “parenting bible” (The Boston Globe) with a new foreword—and available as an ebook for the first time—a timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors.

    Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine... Read More »

  13. Over 200,000 copies in print!
    A must-have guide for anyone who lives or works with young kids, with an introduction by Adele Faber, coauthor of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, the international mega-bestseller The Boston Globe dubbed “The Parenting Bible.”

    For nearly forty years, parents have turned to How to Talk... Read More »

  14. A bold, wry, and intimate graphic memoir about American identity, interracial families, and the realities that divide us, from the acclaimed author of The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing.

    “By turns hilarious and heart-rending, it’s exactly the book America needs at this moment.”—Celeste Ng

    How brown is too brown?

    Can Indians be racist?
    What does... Read More »

  15. Including real life stories, this newly revised third edition of the award-winning bestseller—voted one of the top twenty parenting books—provides parents with the most up-to-date research, effective discipline tips, and practical strategies for raising spirited children.

    Do you ever wonder why your child acts the way he or she does? Are you at a... Read More »

  16. "Papa's warm tone and varied timing will draw listeners into the book and enable them to see that, as is the case with most good comedy, there's truth that supports the jokes." — AudioFile Magazine

    This program is read by the author.

    It’s hard being a person, especially in a family, and no one knows that better than stand-up comedian, family man,... Read More »

  17. A riveting, provocative, and ultimately hopeful exploration of mother-daughter estrangement, woven with research and anecdotes, from an award-winning journalist.

    The day of her mother's funeral, Harriet Brown was five thousand miles away. For years they'd gone through cycles of estrangement and connection, drastic blow-ups and equally dramatic... Read More »

  18. Being a parent is one of the most rewarding experiences in life, but every family faces challenges that can be frustrating and overwhelming. For more than twenty-five years, internationally renowned clinical psychologist Thomas W. Phelan's 1-2-3 Magic has helped millions of parents, teachers, and caregivers raise independent, emotionally... Read More »

  19. Learn when to say yes and when to say no to your spouse to make the most of your marriage.

    Only when you and your mate know and respect each other's needs, choices, and freedom can you give yourselves freely and lovingly to one another.

    Boundaries are the "property lines" that define and protect husbands and wives as individuals. Once they are in... Read More »

  20. By Lundy Bancroft / Narrated by Gary Galone

    Even if you've read Why Does He Do That?, it may be hard to see the truth of what is happening to you. You may feel overwhelmed by confusion, loss, and fear, and find yourself looking away from the truth and falling back into traumatic patterns. Like a constant friend, this collection of meditations is a source of strength and reassurance... Read More »

  21. **The first book from the #1 New York Times bestselling author**

    The inspiring and hilarious instant New York Times bestseller from the beloved writer, speaker, activist, and founder of Momastery, whose memoir Love Warrior is an Oprah’s Book Club selection.

    Glennon Doyle’s hilarious and poignant reflections on our universal (yet often secret)... Read More »

  22. Radical Kindness

    “Did you read the Bio of Mister Rogers and feel inspired? Angela Santomero's new book will have you channeling your inner Rogers in no time! Her approach to kindness, both within and without, is a gift to us all. A reminder of the best in ourselves and a nudge to see that best in others as well.”

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  23. The parenting humorist behind the viral Twitter account @XplodingUnicorn and author of Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent’s Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse presents the long-awaited guide to surviving everything else.

    In the era of instant parent shaming and viral hot takes, some questions are too dangerous to ask out loud: What’s the... Read More »

  24. 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 »

  25. By Mitch Albom / Narrated by Mitch Albom

    Finding Chika

    “A heartbreaking but heartwarming account of Chika, born during the Haitian earthquake and later losing her mom. She finds her way to an orphanage run by author Mitch Albom. It becomes apparent that Chika has a brain tumor and Mitch and his wife rushes her to America to be saved. And even though this book doesn't have a happy ending, it does. Both the Alboms and Chika discover what a family truly is. And, as readers, we rejoice how little Chika has made all of our lives just a little bit happier and fuller. The audiobook edition includes recordings of Chika's sweet voice.”

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  26. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The authors of No-Drama Discipline and The Yes Brain explain the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures in this pioneering, practical book.

    “Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child’s struggles.”—Harvey Karp, M.D.

    In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist... Read More »

  27. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don’t have a clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has something to tell you: that’s a lie.

    As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better... Read More »

  28. Rich Dad Poor Dad will….

    Explode the myth that you need to earn a high income to become richChallenge the belief that your house is an assetShow parents why they can’t rely on the school system to teach their kids about moneyDefine once and for all an asset and a liabilityTeach you what to teach your kids about money for their future financia Read More »l...
  29. From the beloved film star and best-selling author of Then Again--a heartfelt memoir about Diane Keaton's relationship with her younger brother, and a poignant exploration of the divergent paths siblings' lives can take.

    When they were children in the suburbs of Los Angeles in the 1950s, Diane Keaton and her younger brother, Randy, were best... Read More »

  30. New York Times Bestseller!

    What happens when we give away love like we're made of it?

    In his entertaining and inspiring follow-up to the New York Times bestselling phenomenon Love Does, Bob Goff takes readers on a journey into the secret of living without fear, constraint, or worry. The path toward the liberated existence we all long for is found... Read More »

  31. I Might Regret This

    “Abbi Jacobson (of Broad City fame) set off on a solo road trip from New York City to Los Angeles in an impulsive attempt to shake off heartache from a breakup. This quietly introspective and sweetly self-deprecating essay collection brings readers along on Jacobson’s cross-country trek and shows us that we’re never too old to figure out who we are. The raw honesty and startling vulnerability of this book took me by surprise, inspiring me to take stock of my own path.”

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  32. “A documentary filmmaker and daughter of the late, great New York Times columnist David Carr celebrates and wrestles with her father’s legacy in a raw, redemptive memoir.”O: The Oprah Magazine

    “A breathtaking read . . . a testimony equal parts love and candor. David would have had it no other way.”—Ta-Nehisi Coates, bestselling author...
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  33. The most popular, provocative, and unforgettable essays from the past fifteen years of the New York Times “Modern Love” column—including stories from the upcoming anthology series starring Tina Fey, Andy Garcia, Anne Hathaway, Catherine Keener, Dev Patel, and John Slattery

    A young woman goes through the five stages of ghosting grief. A man’s... Read More »

  34. Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman reveal the full story behind their epic romance--presented in a series of intimate conversations between the couple.

    The year: 2000. The setting: Los Angeles. A gorgeous virtuoso of an actress agreed to star in a random play, and a basement-dwelling scenic carpenter said he would assay a supporting role in the... Read More »

  35. Just as Masters and Johnson were pioneers in the study of human sexuality, so Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage. As a professor of psychology at the University of Washington and the founder and director of the Seattle Marital and Family Institute, he has studied the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over... Read More »

  36. Get swept away to the beautiful and breezy Isle of Palms with New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe’s return to her “exceptional and heartwarming” (Publishers Weekly) Beach House series, set in South Carolina’s lowcountry.

    Two women. One summer. One very special beach house.

    Cara Rutledge rents her quaint cottage on Isle of Palms... Read More »

  37. By Jim Gaffigan / Narrated by Jim Gaffigan

    Jim Gaffigan never imagined he would have his own kids.

    Though he grew up in a large Irish-Catholic family, Jim was satisfied with the nomadic, nocturnal life of a standup comedian, and was content to be "that weird uncle who lives in an apartment by himself in New York that everyone in the family speculates about." But all that changed when he... Read More »

  38. By Jessica Pan / Narrated by Jessica Pan

    What would happen if a shy introvert lived like a gregarious extrovert for one year? If she knowingly and willingly put herself in perilous social situations that she’d normally avoid at all costs? Writer Jessica Pan intends to find out. With the help of various extrovert mentors, Jessica sets up a series of personal challenges (talk to... Read More »

  39. By Gary Chapman / Narrated by Gary Chapman

    Simple ideas, lasting love.

    Between busy schedules and long days, expressing love can fall by the wayside. We forget to compliment, to give gifts “just because,” to linger in an embrace. The things that say “I love you” seem to either not get said or not get through. This is an audio book about saying it — and hearing it — clearly. No gimmicks.... Read More »

  40. A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila, who represent the story of a nation and the nature of friendship.

    The story begins in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these... Read More »

  41. The author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestsellers Girls & Sex and Cinderella Ate My Daughter now turns her focus to the sexual lives of young men, once again offering "both an examination of sexual culture and a guide on how to improve it" (Washington Post).

    Peggy Orenstein’s Girls & Sex broke ground, shattered taboos, and... Read More »

  42. By Ada Calhoun / Narrated by Ada Calhoun

    Inspired by her wildly popular New York Times essay The Wedding Toast I'll Never Give, Ada Calhoun provides a funny (but not flip), smart (but not smug) take on the institution of marriage. Weaving intimate moments from her own married life with frank insight from experts, clergy, and friends, she upends expectations of total marital bliss to... Read More »

  43. By Gary Chapman / Narrated by Chris Fabry

    He sends you flowers when what you really want is time to talk. She gives you a hug when what you really need is a home-cooked meal! The problem isn’t your love— it’s your love language!

    Dr. Gary Chapman reveals how different people express love in different ways. Here, at last, is the key to understanding each other’s unique needs. Apply the... Read More »

  44. This parenting classic on one of the most disturbing and misunderstood trends of our time--peers replacing parents in the lives of children--is now more relevant than ever. The latest edition includes new material on how social media and video game culture are affecting our children, and what parents can do.
     
    In Hold On to Your Kids, Dr. Neufeld... Read More »

  45. To make up or break up? Whether you’re just getting serious or have a long-term commitment, no other question causes so much heartache and self-doubt. Many other books tell you how to fix your relationship. This groundbreaking bestseller is the first one to help you choose whether you should try—or you need to go. Psychotherapist Mira... Read More »

  46. By Gary Thomas / Narrated by Gary L. Thomas

    Gary Thomas, bestselling author of Sacred Marriage, believes that one word can bring hope, light and life into any marriage: Cherish.

    "Most marriages survive by gritting teeth and holding on. But marriages can and will not only survive but thrive when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another," Thomas says. 

    And in a world desperate for... Read More »

  47. Are you frustrated by stymied relationships, missed connections, and the loneliness of the search for someone to spend the rest of your life with? Are you ready, instead, to find “The One”? In Calling in “The One, Katherine Woodward Thomas shares her own personal experience to show women that in order to find the relationship that will last a... Read More »

  48. Named one of Esquire's "Best Nonfiction Books of 2018"

    "Sharp and searching...a potent look at the fraught, painful, and complicated relationship between parents and children, and the mysteries — revelatory, difficult — that can and cannot be solved."
    — Boston Globe

    Anya Yurchyshyn grew up in a narrow townhouse in Boston, every corner filled with... Read More »

  49. A modern, inclusive guide to astrology that will illuminate your love life as well as your relationships with your family, your friends, and yourself.

    When it comes to friendship, family, and romance, we all want the same things: to love and be loved, to communicate, to fight fair, and to feel okay in our own skin. Astrology for Real Relationships... Read More »

  50. Are You Being Gaslighted?
    Check for these telltale signs:
    1.
    You constantly second-guess yourself.
    2. You wonder, “Am I being too sensitive?” a dozen times a day.
    3. You wonder frequently if you are a “good enough” girlfriend/wife/employee/friend/daughter.
    4. You have trouble making simple decisions.
    5. You think twice before bringing up innocent... Read More »

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