By: Michelle Zauner
Narrated by: Michelle Zauner
Length: 7 hours 22 minutes
From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity.
In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far... Read more »
By: David Sedaris
Narrated by: David Sedaris
Length: 13 hours 8 minutes
“Genius… It is miraculous to read these pieces… You must read The Best of Me.” —Andrew Sean Greer, New York Times Book Review
David Sedaris’s best stories and essays, spanning his remarkable career—as selected and read by the author himself. Featuring fresh and classic recordings, including a new essay and an interview exclusive to the... Read more »
By: Angela Chen
Narrated by: Natalie Naudus
Length: 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: Ashley C. Ford
Narrated by: Ashley C. Ford
Length: 8 hours 44 minutes
"Ashley C. Ford brings listeners into her life in this outstanding coming-of-age story...Listeners will cheer as Ford attends college and weep as she visits her father in prison, and when he is finally released." -- AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner
This program is read by the author, and includes a bonus conversation between the author...
By: David Sedaris
Narrated by: David Sedaris
Length: 6 hours 38 minutes
David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book.
If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong.
When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent... Read more »
By: Jessica Fern
Narrated by: Jessica Fern, Eve Rickert & Nora Samaran
Length: 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 »Learn more
By: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. & John J. Ratey, M.D.
Narrated by: Fred Sanders
Length: 5 hours 27 minutes
A revolutionary new approach to ADD/ADHD featuring cutting-edge research and strategies to help readers thrive, by the bestselling authors of the seminal books Driven to Distraction and Delivered from Distraction
“An inspired road map for living with a distractible brain . . . If you or your child suffer from ADHD, this book should be on your... Read more »
By: Amir Levine & Rachel Heller
Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
Length: 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 »
By: Carmen Maria Machado
Narrated by: Carmen Maria Machado
Length: 5 hours 28 minutes
In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado's engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened... Read more »Learn more
By: Ali Wong
Narrated by: Ali Wong & Justin Hakuta
Length: 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 »
By: Esther Perel
Narrated by: Esther Perel
Length: 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 » Learn more
By: Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman
Narrated by: Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman
Length: 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 »
By: Danielle Dreilinger
Narrated by: Rachel Perry
Length: 11 hours 18 minutes
The term "home economics" may conjure traumatic memories of lopsided hand-sewn pillows or sunken muffins. But common conception obscures the story of the revolutionary science of better living. The field exploded opportunities for women in the twentieth century by reducing domestic work and providing jobs as professors, engineers, chemists, and... Read more »Learn more
By: Helen Ellis
Narrated by: Helen Ellis
Length: 3 hours 10 minutes
"I loved it." —Ann Patchett
The bestselling author of American Housewife ("Dark, deadpan and truly inventive." --The New York Times Book Review) is back with a fiercely funny collection of essays on marriage and manners, thank-you notes and three-ways, ghosts, gunshots, gynecology, and the Calgon-scented, onion-dipped, monogrammed art of living... Read more »
For readers of Helen Macdonald and Elizabeth Alexander, an intimate and haunting portrait of grief and the search for meaning from a singular new talent as told through the prism of three generations of her Chinese American family.
Kat Chow has always been unusually fixated on death. She worried constantly about her parents dying---especially her... Read more »
By: Pete Walker
Narrated by: Paul Brion
Length: 10 hours 28 minutes
The causes of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder range from severe neglect to monstrous abuse. Many survivors grew up in houses that were not homes—in families that were as loveless as orphanages and sometimes as dangerous.
If you felt unwanted, unliked, rejected, hated, and/or despised for a lengthy portion of your childhood, trauma may be... Read more »
By: Lisa Damour, Ph.D.
Narrated by: Lisa Damour, Ph.D.
Length: 8 hours 37 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An award-winning guide to the sometimes erratic and confusing behavior of teenage girls that explains what’s going on, prepares parents for what’s to come, and lets them know when it’s time to worry.
Look for Under Pressure, the companion guide to coping with stress and anxiety among girls, available now.
In this... Read more »
By: Melinda Wenner Moyer
Narrated by: Melinda Wenner Moyer
Length: 8 hours 16 minutes
How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes is a clear, actionable, sometimes humorous (but always science-based) guide for parents on how to shape their kids into honest, kind, generous, confident, independent, and resilient people...who just might save the world one day.
As an award-winning science journalist, Melinda Wenner Moyer was regularly asked... Read more »
By: Chelsea Handler
Narrated by: Chelsea Handler
Length: 5 hours 24 minutes
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The funny, sad, super-honest, all-true story of Chelsea Handler’s year of self-discovery—featuring a nerdily brilliant psychiatrist, a shaman, four Chow Chows, some well-placed security cameras, various family members (living and departed), friends, assistants, and a lot of edibles
A SKIMM READS PICK • “This will be... Read more »
By: Gabor Maté, M. D
Narrated by: Barry Abrams
Length: 10 hours 58 minutes
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) has quickly become a controversial topic in recent years. Whereas other books on the subject describe the condition as inherited, Dr. Gabor Maté believes that our social and emotional environments play a key role in both the cause of and cure for this condition. In Scattered, he describes the painful realities of... Read more »Learn more
By: Christine Ann Lawson
Narrated by: Heather Auden
Length: 9 hours 48 minutes
The first love in our lives is our mother. Recognizing her face, her voice, the meaning of her moods, and her facial expressions is crucial to survival. In this book, Dr. Christine Ann Lawson vividly describes how mothers who suffer from borderline personality disorder produce children who may flounder in life even as adults, futilely struggling... Read more »Learn more
By: Emily Ladau
Narrated by: Emily Ladau
Length: 4 hours 24 minutes
An approachable guide to being a thoughtful, informed ally to disabled people, with actionable steps for what to say and do (and what not to do) and how you can help make the world a more accessible, inclusive place
People with disabilities are the world’s largest minority, an estimated 15 percent of the global population. But many of... Read more »
By: Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. & Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.
Narrated by: Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. & Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.
Length: 6 hours 44 minutes
“Dan Siegel and Mary Hartzell have quite deftly managed to translate highly complex neuroscientific and psychological matters into lay strategies for effective parenting.” —Marilyn B. Benoit, M.D., former president, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
“Parenting from the Inside Out is a must-have for any parent…. I gave a...Read more » Learn more
By: Francis Weller
Narrated by: Derek Botten
Length: 6 hours 47 minutes
The work of the mature person is to carry grief in one hand and gratitude in the other and be stretched large by them.
Noted psychotherapist Francis Weller provides an essential guide for navigating the deep waters of sorrow and loss in this lyrical yet practical handbook for mastering the art of grieving. Describing how Western patterns of... Read more »