Dare to Lead
Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
“I LOVE this book. I learned so much during my first listen via Libro.fm that I am going to read it again (this time in hardcover, with colleagues reading alongside so we can discuss). It's super-motivating and inspiring, but totally research-based. I feel that leaders at every type of organization would benefit from reading this. (Also: I got to interview Brené Brown about vulnerability and leadership in Feb. 2021 and it was a career/life highlight!) ”Janet, Avid Bookshop
“I read this book non-stop for a week, underlining, reading passages to my friends & recommending it to anyone with a pulse. There are many great stories inside, but their charm & power, really, is all Glennon. She is a spiritual seeker & leader who loves reality tv, a formidable activist on the global scale who gets anxiety sweats when the doorbell rings. Equal parts poetic & conversational, memoir & manifesto. Her love story will make you swoon. Her shamelessness & relentless self-interrogation will make you feel deeply exposed. This is not a "you can do it, girl!" book. It's more like a spiritual marathon that invites you to jump the guardrail & take off.”Elon, Apotheosis Comics
Four Thousand Weeks
Time Management for Mortals
“This little philosophical gem is my top non-fiction recommendation for this holiday season. What a gift, to give up on getting everything done, and focus on the things that really matter. The audiobook is a joy to listen to; the words seemed to mean even more as I listened, inspired.”Carol, BookPeople of Moscow
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Discover the life-changing memoir that has inspired millions of readers through the Academy Award®–winning actor’s unflinching honesty, unconventional wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN
“McConaughey’s book invites... Read more »
An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
The #1 New York Times bestseller. Over 3 million copies sold!
Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results
No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones,... Read more »
The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times
“Listening to Wintering during these COVID-19 times was a balm to this reader's soul. A beautiful meditation on the benefit of rest and healing during the inevitable and necessary barren times of our lives. I loved how Katherine May wove literature, mythology, and science together with personal memoir. This is one that I know I will return to again.”Jessica, Main Street Books Davidson
What Happened to You?
Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
"[Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry] are both capable, likable narrators who are sincerely engaged with their subject matter...The performances of these two humanitarians make this a must-hear for anyone recovering from their traumatic past." -- AudioFile Magazine
This program is read by the authors.
Our earliest experiences shape our lives far...
The Gifts of Imperfection: 10th Anniversary Edition
Features a new foreword
“When I first heard of this book, I waved it off. I was 30, and the title sounded too self-helpy and didn't seem relevant to my life. By the time I reached the ripe old age of 40, the book was about to hit its tenth anniversary and Brené Brown was not just a household name but someone whose books, podcast, and talks have influenced me and millions of others. "The Gifts of Imperfection" is brief yet substantive, full of evidence-based information about how we can live a more full-hearted life. Brown is a researcher, and she uses results from her rigorous studies to come to conclusions about why we do what we do, and how we can stop self-sabotaging and begin living wholeheartedly. Highly recommend this audiobook! ”Janet, Avid Bookshop
The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “This book is a gift! I’ve been practicing their strategies, and it’s a total game-changer.”—Brené Brown, PhD, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Dare to Lead
This groundbreaking book explains why women experience burnout differently than men—and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize... Read more »
Feeding the Soul (Because It's My Business)
Finding Our Way to Joy, Love, and Freedom
You are seen, you are loved, and you are heard!
Before Tabitha Brown was one of the most popular personalities in the world, sharing her delicious vegan home cooking and compassionate wisdom with millions of followers across social media, she was an aspiring actress who in 2016 began struggling with undiagnosed chronic autoimmune pain. Her...Read more »
Set Boundaries, Find Peace
A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself
The instant New York Times bestseller
End the struggle, speak up for what you need, and experience the freedom of being truly yourself.
Healthy boundaries. We all know we should have them--in order to achieve work/life balance, cope with toxic people, and enjoy rewarding relationships with partners, friends, and family. But what do "healthy... Read more »
The Book of Hope
A Survival Guide for Trying Times
Global Icons Series
In a world that seems so troubled, how do we hold on to hope?
This program is read by the authors and includes a bonus PDF.
Looking at the headlines—the worsening climate crisis, a global pandemic, loss of biodiversity, political upheaval—it can be hard to feel optimistic. And yet hope has never been more desperately needed.
In this urgent...
The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know
#1 New York Times Bestseller
“THIS. This is the right book for right now. Yes, learning requires focus. But, unlearning and relearning requires much more—it requires choosing courage over comfort. In Think Again, Adam Grant weaves together research and storytelling to help us build the intellectual and emotional muscle we need to stay curious... Read more »
Me and White Supremacy
Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor
“Want to learn how to be a good ancestor? Need to address your privilege and feel uncomfortable about talking about racism? You need to read and work through Me and White Supremacy.”Rachel, Avid Bookshop
This Is Your Mind on Plants
The instant New York Times bestseller
“Expert storytelling . . . [Pollan] masterfully elevates a series of big questions about drugs, plants and humans that are likely to leave readers thinking in new ways.”—New York Times Book Review
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Pollan, a radical challenge to how we think about drugs, and an... Read more »
The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find--and Keep-- Love
"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 »
The Life Lessons of Kamala Harris: How to Use Your Voice, Be Assertive, and Own Your Story
Inspirational lessons about life, work, and overcoming adversity—drawn from Kamala Harris's norm-shattering ascent to Vice President of the United States.
Kamala Harris is one of our country's most awe-inspiring political figures, dawning on a new age as the first—but not last—Black and Asian-American female Vice President. Having spent her...
Self-transformation and social transformation are inextricably linked in this how-to for living the life you want to be living every day, while building the world you want to inhabit.
The result of "emergent strategy" workshops adrienne has been holding for years, this book has a built-in audience like (and overlapping with) the following she... Read more »
The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
Kristin Neff, Ph.D., says that it’s time to “stop beating yourself up and leave insecurity behind.” Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind offers expert advice on how to limit self-criticism and offset its negative effects, enabling you to achieve your highest potential and a more contented, fulfilled life.
More and...Read more »
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
#1 New York Times Bestseller
Over 2 million copies sold
In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.
For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k...Read more »
The Fear-Fighter Manual
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
From the New York Times bestselling author of I'm Judging You, a hilarious and transformational book about how to tackle fear--that everlasting hater--and audaciously step into lives, careers, and legacies that go beyond even our wildest dreams
Luvvie Ajayi Jones is known for her trademark wit, warmth, and... Read more »
This Naked Mind
Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness, and Change Your Life
This Naked Mind has ignited a movement across the country, helping thousands of people forever change their relationship with alcohol.
Many people question whether drinking has become too big a part of their lives, and worry that it may even be affecting their health. But, they resist change because they fear losing the pleasure and... Read more »
See No Stranger
A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love
An urgent manifesto and a dramatic memoir of awakening, this is the story of revolutionary love.
Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize • “In a world stricken with fear and turmoil, Valarie Kaur shows us how to summon our deepest wisdom.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love
How do we love in a time of rage? How do we fix a broken... Read more »
Think Like a Monk
Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day
Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast On Purpose, distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life.
When you think like a monk, you’ll understand:
-How to overcome negativity
-How to stop overthinking
-Why comparison kills love
... Read more »
How to Build a Better Brain at Any Age
Keep your brain young, healthy, and sharp with this science-driven guide to protecting your mind from decline by neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Throughout our life, we look for ways to keep our minds sharp and effortlessly productive. Now, globetrotting neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers “the book all of us... Read more »
The Lazy Genius Way
Embrace What Matters, Ditch What Doesn't, and Get Stuff Done
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Being a Lazy Genius isn't about doing more or doing less. It’s about doing what matters to you.
“I could not be more excited about this book.”—Jenna Fischer, actor and cohost of the Office Ladies podcast
The chorus of “shoulds” is loud. You should enjoy the moment, dream big, have it all, get up before the sun,... Read more »
Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You)
A How-To Guide from the First Family of Podcasting
By Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy & Griffin McElroy
Narrated by: Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Sydnee McElroy, Rachel McElroy, Teresa McElroy & Clint McElroy
Length: 5 hours 9 minutes
“When you start something by the McElroy Brothers, you know you're going to be giggling, chuckling, guffawing as you listen or read, and you may also find moments of tenderness and sweetness. This book has all of that PLUS their incredibly valuable wisdom as professional podcasters! The information in this book is extensive and the advice is sound. The Brothers McElroy manage to make even the most mundane podcasting advice sound fascinating and hilarious. Get this for the podcaster in your life or the MBMBaM fan or the person who talks nonstop and constantly says they should have their own podcast.”Ryan, Gibson's Bookstore
Atlas of the Heart
Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience
In her latest book, five-time #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Brené Brown writes, “If we want to find the way back to ourselves and one another, we need language and the grounded confidence to both tell our stories and to be stewards of the stories that we hear. This is the framework for meaningful connection.”
In Atlas of the Heart,... Read more »
An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others
A longtime trauma worker, Laura van Dernoot Lipsky offers a deep and empathetic survey of the often-unrecognized toll taken on those working to make the world a better place. We may feel tired, cynical, or numb or like we can never do enough. These, and other symptoms, affect us individually and collectively, sapping the energy and effectiveness... Read more »
What Would Frida Do?
A Guide to Living Boldly
Revered as much for her fierce spirit as she is for her art, Frida Kahlo stands today as a brazen symbol of daring creativity. She was a woman ahead of her time whose paintings have earned her generations of admirers around the globe. But perhaps her greatest work of art was her own life.What Would Frida Do? explores the feminist icon's... Read more »
New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind
A step-by-step plan clinically proven to break the cycle of worry and fear that drives anxiety and addictive habits
We are living through one of the most anxious periods any of us can remember. Whether facing issues as public as a pandemic or as personal as having kids at home and fighting the urge to reach for the wine bottle every night, we are... Read more »
The Burnout Epidemic
The Rise of Chronic Stress and How We Can Fix It
In this powerful book, happiness expert Jennifer Moss explains why burnout is so rampant—and provides simple, researched-based solutions for helping employees minimize stress and building happier workplaces.
We tend to think of burnout as a problem that we can solve with self-care: more yoga, better breathing techniques, and more resilience.... Read more »
How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
The #1 New York Times bestseller. 1 million copies sold!
From thought leader Dr. Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have... Read more »
The Body Is Not an Apology, Second Edition
The Power of Radical Self-Love
New York Times bestseller! "To build a world that works for everyone, we must first make the radical decision to love every facet of ourselves. . . . 'The body is not an apology' is the mantra we should all embrace."
—Kimberlé Crenshaw, legal scholar and founder and Executive Director, African American Policy Forum
Humans are a varied and... Read more »
The Defining Decade
Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now
New York Times bestselling psychologist Dr. Meg Jay uses real stories from real lives to provide smart, compassionate, and constructive advice about the crucial (and difficult) years we cannot afford to miss.
Our "thirty-is-the-new-twenty" culture tells us the twentysomething years don't matter. Some say they are a second adolescence. Others call... Read more »
No Cure for Being Human
(And Other Truths I Need to Hear)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of Everything Happens for a Reason (And Other Lies I’ve Loved) asks, how do you move forward with a life you didn’t choose?
“Kate Bowler is the only one we can trust to tell us the truth.”—Glennon Doyle, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Untamed
It’s hard to give up on the feeling that... Read more »
Where There's a Willam, There's a Way
The only lie told more often than "No, that looks totally cute on you" and "I got AIDS through oral" is "It gets better." Well, a lotta times it don't. Sometimes it just sucks less. But I promise you: where there's a Willam, there's a way.
But this isn't all about me (for once). It's about you and how you can Suck Less at a variety of things... Read more »
The Whole Language
The Power of Extravagant Tenderness
Gregory Boyle, the beloved Jesuit priest and author of the inspirational bestsellers Tattoos on the Heart and Barking to the Choir, returns with a call to witness the transformative power of tenderness, rooted in his lifetime of experience counseling gang members in Los Angeles.
Over the past thirty years, Gregory Boyle has transformed thousands... Read more »
Laziness Does Not Exist
From social psychologist Dr. Devon Price, a conversational, stirring call to “a better, more human way to live” (Cal Newport, New York Times bestselling author) that examines the “laziness lie”—which falsely tells us we are not working or learning hard enough.
Extra-curricular activities. Honors classes. 60-hour work weeks. Side hustles.
Like... Read more »
Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents
How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents
In this breakthrough book, clinical psychologist Lindsay Gibson exposes the destructive nature of parents who are emotionally immature or unavailable. You will see how these parents create a sense of neglect, and discover ways to heal from the pain and confusion caused by your childhood. By freeing yourself from your parents' emotional... Read more »
Hold Me Tight
Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
Heralded by the New York Times and Time as the couples therapy with the highest rate of success, Emotionally Focused Therapy works because it views the love relationship as an attachment bond.
This idea, once controversial, is now supported by science, and has become widely popular among therapists around the world. In Hold Me Tight, Dr. Sue... Read more »
Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha
"Believing that something is wrong with us is a deep and tenacious suffering," says Tara Brach at the start of this illuminating book. This suffering emerges in crippling self-judgments and conflicts in our relationships, in addictions and perfectionism, in loneliness and overwork—all the forces that keep our lives constricted and... Read more »
The Listening Path
The Creative Art of Attention (A 6-Week Artist's Way Program)
**An AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award-winning production**
A 6-week Artist’s Way Program from legendary author Julia Cameron
"A book on better listening seems particularly suited for audio, and careful listeners will be rewarded." -- Booklist
The newest audiobook from beloved author Julia Cameron, The Listening Path is a transformational journey...
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
“This parenting book actually made me a better parent.”—Lydia Kiesling, The New York Times
From #1 New York Times bestselling authors, the ultimate “parenting bible” (The Boston Globe)—a timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child.
This bestselling classic by internationally acclaimed experts on communication between... Read more »
How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive
The author of Self-Compassion follows up her groundbreaking book with new ideas that expand our notion of self-kindness and its capacity to transform our lives, showing women how to balance tender self-acceptance with fierce action to claim their power and change the world.
Kristin Neff changed how we talk about self-care with her enormously...
The New Psychology of Success
The updated edition of the bestselling book that has changed millions of lives with its insights into the growth mindset
“Through clever research studies and engaging writing, Dweck illuminates how our beliefs about our capabilities exert tremendous influence on how we learn and which paths we take in life.”—Bill Gates, GatesNotes
After decades... Read more »
Notes on Hope
“How does she do it? How does Anne Lamott capture the tension of mystery and truth in a way that makes you want to follow her anywhere and believe everything? If you opened this book to any random page you’d find something you’d feel compelled to read aloud to the stranger at the next table. Her familiar writing style spreads a blanket in the sun, lays out trinkets for you to consider, then gathers up the corners, ties it to a stick, sets it on your shoulder, and nudges you to walk on with hope.”Jenny, Bookshop Santa Cruz
Raising Good Humans
A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids
"A wise and fresh approach to mindful parenting.”
—Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance
A kinder, more compassionate world starts with kind and compassionate kids. In Raising Good Humans, you’ll find powerful and practical strategies to break free from “reactive parenting” habits and raise kind, cooperative, and confident kids.
Whether you’re...Read more »
12 Rules for Life
An Antidote to Chaos
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER
#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
What does everyone in the modern world need to know?
Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.
Humorous, surprising and... Read more »
A New Earth
Awakening Your Life's Purpose
“[Oprah] Winfrey calls the book ‘a wake-up call for the entire planet, one reader at a time.’”—USA Today
With his bestselling spiritual guide The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle inspired millions of readers to discover the freedom and joy of a life lived “in the now.” In A New Earth, Tolle expands on these powerful ideas to show how transcending... Read more »