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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
How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life
Narrated by Christie Tate / 10 hours 6 minutes
“I cannot recommend this book enough! Group reads like a novel while also being incredibly insightful. Christie Tate is able to articulate a reality that I, and I’m sure others, haven’t quite been able to express to those closest to us. This book will help people realize that there are things they haven’t let themselves face yet, but it will also show them that their feelings are normal and natural. I, for one, am going to recommend this from now on to anyone I think might benefit from Tate’s journey, which I think will be just about anyone.”Sterling Miller, Ferguson Books & More!
How We Keep Each Other Close
By Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman
Narrated by Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman / 5 hours 33 minutes
A close friendship is one of the most influential and important relationships a human life can contain. Anyone will tell you that! But for all the rosy sentiments surrounding friendship, most people don’t talk much about what it really takes to stay close for the long haul.
Now two friends, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, tell the story of their... Read more »
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What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex
By Angela Chen
Narrated by Natalie Naudus / 7 hours 43 minutes
An engaging exploration of what it means to be asexual in a world that’s obsessed with sexual attraction, and what the ace perspective can teach all of us about desire and identity.
What exactly is sexual attraction and what is it like to go through life not experiencing it? What does asexuality reveal about gender roles, about romance and... Read more »
By Ron Chernow
Narrated by Scott Brick / 35 hours 56 minutes
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 »
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 »
The New One
Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad
Narrated by Mike Birbiglia & J. Hope Stein / 5 hours 8 minutes
With laugh-out-loud funny parenting observations, the New York Times bestselling author and award-winning comedian delivers a book that is perfect for anyone who has ever raised a child, been a child, or refuses to stop acting like one.
In 2016 comedian Mike Birbiglia and poet Jennifer Hope Stein took their fourteen-month-old daughter Oona to... Read more »
The Art of Finding Friends, Being Friends, and Keeping Friends
By Jenn Bane, Trin Garritano & Jean Wei
Narrated by Not Yet Available /
It used to be so simple, back when we were kids. But now, in an age of loneliness, ghosting, and toxic relationships, making and keeping friends is anything but simple. Jenn Bane and Trin Garritano know this better than anyone. Their podcast, Friendshipping, gets 30,000 downloads a month because their listeners are craving real guidance—along... Read more »
My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me
Narrated by Jason B. Rosenthal, Miles Rosenthal & Baize Buzan / 6 hours 45 minutes
“Shortly before her untimely death from ovarian cancer, Amy Krouse Rosenthal wrote a column that appeared in the New York Times Modern Love section. Entitled "You Might Want to Marry My Husband," it detailed her loving marriage with Jason and her wish that he find happiness after she passed. The column went viral and was read more than 5 million times. In this memoir, Jason recalls his marriage to the incomparable Amy, the agony of her death and his journey through grief. Full of candor and encouragement, this offers support to those experiencing their own loss.”Cathy, Blue Willow Bookshop
The Montessori Toddler
A Parent's Guide to Raising a Curious and Responsible Human Being
Narrated by Susie Berneis / 7 hours 22 minutes
It’s time to change the way we see toddlers. Using the pedagogical principles developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, Simone Davies shows how to turn life with a “terrible two” into a mutually rich and rewarding time of curiosity, learning, respect, and discovery. With hundreds of practical ideas for every aspect of living with a toddler, you’ll... Read more »
By Susan Burton
Narrated by Susan Burton / 9 hours 51 minutes
An editor at This American Life reveals the searing story of the secret binge-eating that dominated her adolescence and shapes her still.
“A smart, brave gift to the world. Bravo!”—Mary Karr, author of The Art of Memoir and The Liar’s Club
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MARIE CLAIRE
For almost thirty years, Susan Burton hid her... Read more »
Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Nonmonogamy
By Jessica Fern
Narrated by Jessica Fern, Eve Rickert & Nora Samaran / 7 hours 51 minutes
Attachment theory has entered the mainstream, but most discussions focus on how we can cultivate secure monogamous relationships. What if, like many people, you’re striving for secure, happy attachments with more than one partner? Polyamorous psychotherapist Jessica Fern breaks new ground by extending attachment theory into the realm of... Read more »
The State of Affairs
By Esther Perel
Narrated by Esther Perel / 11 hours 57 minutes
Iconic couples’ therapist and bestselling author of Mating in Captivity Esther Perel returns with a provocative look at relationships through the lens of infidelity.
An affair: it can rob a couple of their relationship, their happiness, their very identity. And yet, this extremely common human experience is so poorly understood. What are we to... Read more »
The Highly Sensitive Person in Love
Understanding and Managing Relationships When the World Overwhelms You
Narrated by Callie Beaulieu / 10 hours 40 minutes
Statistics show that fifty percent of what determines divorce is genetic temperament. And, if you are one of the twenty percent of people who are born highly sensitive, the risk of an unhappy relationship is especially high. Your finely tuned nervous system, which picks up on subtleties and reflects deeply, would be a romantic asset if both you... 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 »
A Story of White-Collar Ambition, Addiction, and Tragedy
Narrated by Eilene Zimmerman / 6 hours 36 minutes
A journalist pieces together the mysteries surrounding her ex-husband’s descent into drug addiction while trying to rebuild a life for her family, taking readers on an intimate journey into the world of white-collar drug abuse.
“A rare combination of journalistic rigor, personal courage, and writerly grace.”—Bill Clegg, author of Portrait of an... Read more »
Text Me When You Get Home
The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship
Narrated by Lauren Fortgang / 6 hours 49 minutes
"Text Me has the thrills and laughs of a romantic comedy, but with an inverted message: 'There just isn't only one love story in our lives,' Schaefer writes. If you're lucky, friends will be the protagonists in these multiple love stories. It's high time that we start seeing it that way."--NPR, 2018's Great Reads
A personal and sociological... Read more »
The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep: Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years
Narrated by Tim Fannon / 9 hours 37 minutes
America’s favorite pediatrician, Dr. Harvey Karp, now focuses his unparalleled knowledge, experience, and insight on solving the #1 concern of parents everywhere: sleep. With The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep, Dr. Karp—arguably the world’s foremost parenting expert and bestselling author of The Happiest Baby on the Block and The Happiest... Read more »
The Science of Rewiring Your Heart
By Amy Chan
Narrated by Brittany Pressley / 8 hours 43 minutes
A self-affirming, holistic guide for everyone—single or married, divorced or dating—to transforming heartbreak into healing by the founder of the innovative and revolutionary Renew Breakup Bootcamp
Amy Chan hit rock bottom when she discovered that her boyfriend cheated on her. Although she was angry and broken-hearted, Chan soon came to realize... Read more »
It's Okay to Laugh
(Crying is Cool Too)
Narrated by Nora McInerny Purmort / 6 hours 31 minutes
“Thank you for the perfect blend of nostalgia-drenched humor, wit, and heartbreak, Nora.” — Mandy Moore
Joining the ranks of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and Carry On, Warrior, a fierce, hysterically funny memoir that reminds us that comedy equals tragedy plus time.
Twentysomething Nora McInerny Purmort bounced from... Read more »
The Courage to Trust
A Guide to Building Deep and Lasting Relationships
Narrated by Suzie Althens / 5 hours 31 minutes
You’re probably familiar with the old saying, once bitten, twice shy. It describes a painful uncertainty many of us feel every day as we try to engage with other people. Acts of betrayal from our pasts can lead us into long cycles of wariness and mistrust. An inability to trust wisely can lead us to loneliness and isolation, or worse—putting our... Read more »
The Power of Discord
Why the Ups and Downs of Relationships Are the Secret to Building Intimacy, Resilience, and Trust
Narrated by Dan Woren & Betsy Foldes Meiman / 8 hours
This "profoundly wise" look at how to foster connections, attachment, and resiliency explains why working through discord is the key to better relationships. (Sue Johnson, bestselling author of Hold Me Tight)
You might think that perfect harmony is the defining characteristic of healthy relationships, but the truth is that human... Read more »
Selfish, Shallow, and Self-absorbed
Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids
By Meghan Daum
Narrated by Johnny Heller & Jo Anna Perrin / 7 hours 40 minutes
One of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade was the supposed "fertility crisis," and whether modern women could figure out a way to have it all—a successful, demanding career and the required 2.3 children—before their biological clock stopped ticking. Now, however, conversation has turned to whether it's necessary to... Read more »
ADHD and Women
What typifies ADHD in adult women, how is it different to ADHD in men; and what are the main signs and symptoms of ADHD in women
By Suzanne Byrd
Narrated by Nikki Delgado / 31 minutes
My name is Suzanne Byrd, and I have been sharing my thoughts and insights on ADHD in a couple of audiobooks we have produced lately. I am an ADHD coach, and I would love to share some of the insights I have gained over the last decade or so with you. I have also found that there isn’t much in the way of informational material that is easy... Read more »
The Birth Guy's Go-To Guide for New Dads
How to Support Your Partner Through Birth, Breastfeeding, and Beyond
Narrated by Daniel Jones / 6 hours 13 minutes
A must-have baby shower gift for expectant dads! In this one-of-a-kind guide, dad, doula, and certified lactation counselor Brian Salmon and perinatal mental health and relationship expert Kirsten Brunner offer practical, modern-day survival tips for expectant dads and birth partners.
Gone are the days when fathers would nervously pace the... Read more »
Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row
By Susan Kuklin
Narrated by Suzanne Toren, Nyambi Nyambi, Steven Boyer, Ty Jones, Ezra Knight, Lizan Mitchell, Ali Ahn, Chris Sorensen & Peter Jay Fernandez / 5 hours 23 minutes
Imagine having everything taken away from you-permanently-with no hope of resuming a normal life. This is the case for many teenagers in America who are tried and convicted as adults for the crime of murder. Here Susan Kuklin takes you behind bars for frank interviews with a collection of young men who will spend the better part of their lives... Read more »
Tiny Beautiful Things
Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
Narrated by Cheryl Strayed / 9 hours 39 minutes
“Before she was known as the author of Wild, Cheryl Strayed was the anonymous Dear Sugar on The Rumpus website – an agony aunt of sorts, if agony aunts were endowed with ruthless compassion, profound honesty, and excellent prose. Tiny Beautiful Things is a collection of these columns. After I listened to Dear Sugar, the podcast she shared with Steve Almond, I decided to give the audio of this a go. No regrets! It is moving and eloquent, and never predictable -- and the fact that she reads it herself means that her compassion comes through not only in her writing but in her voice.”Claire, East City Bookshop
Nobody Will Tell You This But Me
A true (as told to me) story
By Bess Kalb
Narrated by Bess Kalb / 4 hours 21 minutes
“Bess Kalb, a writer for many comedy series and Jimmy Kimmel Live, shines in this quirky memoir of her beloved (and opinionated!) grandmother. Told in voice messages which alternately exhort and praise, she relays the love that she and her grandmother Bobby Bell share. In a more unusual style, she tells Bobby’s immigrant story and the fraught relationships with both her mother and daughter as if Bobby is speaking from the grave. It's short and oh so engaging.”Valerie, Blue Willow Bookshop
The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find--and Keep-- Love
By Amir Levine & Rachel Heller
Narrated by Robert Petkoff / 7 hours 6 minutes
"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 »
My Brilliant Friend
The Neapolitan Novels: Book #1
Narrated by Hillary Huber / 12 hours 37 minutes
Now an HBO series: the first volume in the New York Times bestselling “enduring masterpiece” (The Atlantic) about a lifelong friendship between two women from Naples.
Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, Elena Ferrante’s four-volume story spans almost sixty years, as its main characters, the fiery... Read more »
The Whole-Brain Child
12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
Narrated by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson / 6 hours 16 minutes
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 »
Adventures in Marriage and Motherhood in the Middle of Nowhere
By Ree Drummond
Narrated by Ree Drummond / 7 hours 26 minutes
A down-to-earth, hilarious collection of stories and musings on marriage, motherhood, and country life from the #1 New York Times bestselling author and star of the Food Network show The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond.
In this relatable, charming book, Ree unveils real goings-on in the Drummond house and around the ranch. In stories brimming with... Read more »
Bringing Up Bébé
One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting
Narrated by Abby Craden / 9 hours 7 minutes
The secret behind France's astonishingly well-behaved children.
When American journalist Pamela Druckerman has a baby in Paris, she doesn't aspire to become a "French parent." French parenting isn't a known thing, like French fashion or French cheese. Even French parents themselves insist they aren't doing anything special.
Yet, the French... Read more »
Permission to Feel
Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive
Narrated by Marc Brackett, Ph.D. / 7 hours 55 minutes
This program is read by the author.
The mental wellbeing of our children is shockingly poor. Marc Brackett, author of Permission to Feel, knows why. And he knows what we can do.
"We have a crisis on our hands, and its victims are our children."
Marc Brackett is a professor in Yale University’s Child Study Center and founding director of the Yale... Read more »
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
Narrated by Susan Bennett / 8 hours 25 minutes
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 »
The 5 Love Languages
The Secret to Love that Lasts
By Gary Chapman
Narrated by Gary Chapman / 4 hours 46 minutes
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 »
Girl, Wash Your Face
Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
Narrated by Rachel Hollis / 7 hours 4 minutes
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – OVER 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD
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.
If you have ever said any of these things to yourself . . .Something else will make me happy.I’m not a good mom.I will never get past this. Read more »I...
How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen
A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7
By Joanna Faber & Julie King
Narrated by Heather Alicia Simms, Michele Pawk, Candace Thaxton, January LaVoy, Rebekkah Ross, Gibson Frazier & Molly Pope / 10 hours 7 minutes
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 »
The Good Fight
Wanting to Leave, Choosing to Stay, and the Powerful Practice for Loving Faithfully
Narrated by Jana Kramer & Michael Caussin / 5 hours 24 minutes
Hosts of the award-winning Whine Down podcast, Jana Kramer and Michael Caussin explore the raw and real moments of their marriage—what it means to love, to fight, and to sincerely forgive—with spiritual guidance and practical advice for anyone seeking stronger, more fulfilling love.
From the beginning, Mike and Jana had the kind of everyday... Read more »
The Five Love Languages: Singles Edition
By Gary Chapman
Narrated by Chris Fabry / 5 hours 51 minutes
The five love languages work for everyone (they're not just for married couples)... In this world we’re surrounded by more people than ever—yet we often still feel alone. Being single or married has nothing to do with whether you need to feel loved! Everyone has a God-given yearning for complete and unconditional love in the context of all... Read more »
The Life-Changing Power of Giving and Receiving
Narrated by Angela Santomero & Michael David Axtell / 3 hours 23 minutes
“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.”Genavieve, Books & Company
Rich Dad Poor Dad
What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
Narrated by Tim Wheeler / 6 hours 9 minutes
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...
The Danish Way of Parenting
What the Happiest People in the World Know About Raising Confident, Capable Kids
Narrated by Kim Mai Guest / 3 hours 27 minutes
As seen in The Wall Street Journal--from free play to cozy together time, discover the parenting secrets of the happiest people in the world
What makes Denmark the happiest country in the world--and how do Danish parents raise happy, confident, successful kids, year after year? This upbeat and practical book presents six... Read more »
She's Not There
A Life in Two Genders
Narrated by Jennifer Finney Boylan, Deirdre Finney Boylan & Richard Russo / 11 hours 8 minutes
Narrated by the author with two afterwords: one written and read by Deirdre Finney Boylan, and one written and read by Richard Russo
The provocative bestseller She’s Not There is the winning, utterly surprising story of a person changing genders. By turns hilarious and deeply moving, Jennifer Finney Boylan explores the territory that lies between... Read more »
My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco
By Alia Volz
Narrated by Alia Volz / 14 hours 7 minutes
“When an advance copy of Home Baked arrived at the store, I took it home hoping merely to escape into the iconic 1970s San Francisco setting. I never anticipated that this memoir would give me an in-depth education on both the history of the era and the politics surrounding marijuana. Home Baked tells the story of the underground, and extremely illegal at the time, first known pot brownie business, Sticky Fingers. The author’s mother, Meridy, known to many simply as “The Brownie Lady,” and her friends expanded the operation through the swinging ‘70s and into the AIDS epidemic of the ‘80s and ‘90s, when marijuana went from a recreational drug to one that could mean life or death to many of their friends suffering from the disease. This book is about so much more than a homespun "magic brownie" business and the people whose lives it touched. It’s the story of a 20th century family, a movement, and an era. Whether you’re a square like me or an experienced pothead, I "highly" recommend Home Baked!”Haley, Phinney Books
A Natural History of Love and Loss
Narrated by Joyce Bean / 5 hours 2 minutes
“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.”Kat Baird, The Book Bin (Corvallis)
Why Won't You Apologize?
Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell / 4 hours 36 minutes
“If you want to know why Harriet Lerner is one of my great heroes, Why Won’t You Apologize? is the answer. This book is a game changer.” —Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Rising Strong
“Harriet Lerner is one hell of a wise woman. She draws you in with deft and engaging prose, and then changes your life with her... Read more »
Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition
When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life
By Henry Cloud & John Townsend
Narrated by Henry O. Arnold / 11 hours 18 minutes
Boundaries is the book that's helped over 4 million people learn when to say yes and know how to say no in order to take control of their lives.
Does your life feel like it's out of control? Perhaps you feel like you have to say yes to everyone's requests. Maybe you find yourself readily taking responsibility for others' feelings and problems. Or... Read more »
The Deepest Well
Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity
Narrated by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris / 10 hours 20 minutes
A pioneering physician reveals how childhood stress can lead to lifelong health problems, and shows us what we can do to break the cycle.
Two-thirds of us have experienced at least one adverse childhood experience, or ACE, such as abuse, neglect, parental substance dependence, or mental illness. Even though these events may have occured long ago,... Read more »
Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids
How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting
Narrated by Xe Sands / 6 hours 58 minutes
Based on the latest research on brain development and extensive clinical experience with parents, Dr. Laura Markham's approach is as simple as it is effective. Her message: fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don't need to threaten, nag, plead, bribe—or even... Read more »