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Homo Irrealis

by André Aciman & Edoardo Ballerini Macmillan Audio (January 18, 2021)

This program includes an introduction read by the author.

The New York Times?bestselling author of Find Me and Call Me by Your Name returns to the essay form with his collection of thoughts on time, the creative...

This I Believe II

by Jay Allison, Dan Gediman & Full Cast Macmillan Audio (September 29, 2008)

A new collection of inspiring personal philosophies from another noteworthy group of people

This second collection of This I Believe essays gathers seventy-five essayists?ranging from famous to previously unknown?completing...

Love Letters of Great Men

by Anton Lesser & Ursula Doyle Macmillan Audio (November 24, 2008)

Remember the wonderfully romantic book of love letters that Carrie reads aloud to Big in the recent blockbuster film, Sex and the City? Fans raced to buy copies of their own, only to find out that the beautiful...

A Mother's Gift

by Various & This I Believe Macmillan Audio (March 28, 2011)

An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies and core values of a fascinating group of Americans with a focus on motherhood. The perfect Mother's Day gift.

Based on the NPR series of the same name, this...

Mr. Know-It-All

by John Waters Macmillan Audio (May 20, 2019)

"[Just] like reading a description of a Waters film is nothing like seeing it on the screen, listening to him tell his own stories brings the context and inflection needed to truly appreciate his art. A singular...

Tonight I'm Someone Else

by Chelsea Hodson Macmillan Audio (June 04, 2018)

Tonight I'm Someone Else is a highly anticipated audiobook collection, from the writer Maggie Nelson has called, ?bracingly good?refreshing and welcome,? that explores the myriad ways in which desire and commodification...

One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter

by Scaachi Koul Macmillan Audio (May 01, 2017)

"Certain authors are their own best narrators...Here, Koul's accomplished reading comes with the bonus of regular vocal interjections from her father." ? Library Journal

A debut collection of fierce, funny essays...

The End of the End of the Earth

by Jonathan Franzen & Robert Petkoff Macmillan Audio (November 12, 2018)

A sharp and provocative new essay collection from the award-winning author of Freedom and The Corrections

The essayist, Jonathan Franzen writes, is like ?a fire-fighter, whose job, while everyone else is fleeing...

Would Everybody Please Stop?

by Jenny Allen Macmillan Audio (June 05, 2017)

"One of the funniest writers in America."

That?s what The New Yorker?s Andy Borowitz calls Jenny Allen?and with good reason. In her debut essay collection, the longtime humorist and performer declares no subject...

Unleashing the Power of Creativity

by Bill Gates, Jay Allison & Dan Gediman Macmillan Audio (October 02, 2006)

Bill Gates discusses his optimism that creativity and intelligence will make the world a better place in "Unleashing the Power of Creativity," his contribution to NPR?s This I Believe series.

This I Believe...

Hogs Wild

by Ian Frazier Macmillan Audio (June 06, 2016)

"A master of both distilled insight and utter nonsense" (The Believer), Ian Frazier is one of the most gifted chroniclers of contemporary America. Hogs Wild assembles a decade's worth of his finest essays and...

When I Was a Child: A "When I Was a Child I Read Books" Essay

by Marilynne Robinson Macmillan Audio (December 21, 2015)

When I Was a Child: A "When I Was a Child I read Books" Essat by Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson has built a sterling reputation as a writer of sharp, subtly moving prose, not only as a major American novelist,...

This I Believe

by Dan Gediman & Jay Allison Macmillan Audio (October 29, 2007)

Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features 80 Americans?from the famous to the unknown?completing the thought that begins with the book's title. The pieces that make up the program compel...

How to Be Alone

by Jonathan Franzen & Brian D'Arcy James Macmillan Audio (January 28, 2013)

Passionate, strong-minded nonfiction from the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections

Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections was the best-loved and most-written-about novel of 2001. Nearly every in-depth...

This I Believe

by Various, Dan Gediman & Jay Allison Macmillan Audio (October 02, 2006)

Based on the NPR series of the same name, This I Believe features 80 Americans?from the famous to the unknown?completing the thought that begins with the book's title. The pieces that make up the program compel...

Farther Away

by Jonathan Franzen Macmillan Audio (April 23, 2012)

Jonathan Franzen's Freedom was the runaway most-discussed novel of 2010, an ambitious and searching engagement with life in America in the twenty-first century. In The New York Times Book Review, Sam Tanenhaus...

When I Was a Child I Read Books

by Marilynne Robinson Macmillan Audio (March 12, 2012)

Marilynne Robinson has built a sterling reputation as a writer of sharp, subtly moving prose, not only as a major American novelist, but also as a rigorous thinker and incisive essayist. In When I Was a Child...

Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions

by Gloria Steinem, Gabra Zackman, Barrie Kreinik & Robin Miles et al. Macmillan Audio (February 11, 2019)

"...powerful and necessary inspiration for the contemporary listener." ? AudioFile Magazine

An updated, third edition of the renowned feminist?s most diverse and timeless collection of essays, with a new foreword...

Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog

by Lisa Scottoline Macmillan Audio (November 23, 2009)

A hilarious collection of stories from the life of The New York Times bestselling author of Look Again

At last, together in one collection, are Lisa Scottoline's wildly popular Philadelphia Inquirer columns....

Brown White Black

by Nishta J. Mehra Macmillan Audio (February 04, 2019)

Intimate and honest essays on motherhood, marriage, love, and acceptance.

Brown White Black is a portrait of Nishta J. Mehra's family: her wife, who is white; her adopted child, Shiv, who is black; and their...

Look Alive Out There

by Sloane Crosley Macmillan Audio (April 02, 2018)

This program is read by the author

Sloane Crosley returns to the form that made her a household name in really quite a lot of households: Essays! These small doses of wit and sass make for an exuberant, unforgettable...

The Road to Dune

by Kevin J. Anderson, Brian Herbert, Frank Herbert & Scott Brick Macmillan Audio (August 31, 2005)

Frank Herbert's Dune is widely known as the science fiction equivalent of The Lord of the Rings, and The Road to Dune is a companion work comparable to The Silmarillion, shedding light on and following the remarkable...

The Decameron Project

by The New York Times, Lameece Issaq, Dennis Boutsikaris & Edwidge Danticat et al. Simon & Schuster Audio (November 10, 2020)

A stunning collection of short stories originally commissioned by The New York Times Magazine as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world, from twenty-nine authors including Margaret Atwood, Tommy Orange, Edwidge...

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

by Alexander Chee & Daniel K. Isaac Blackstone Publishing (December 04, 2018)

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"...

Appalachian Fall

by Jeff Young & Gibson Frazier Simon & Schuster Audio (August 11, 2020)

A searing, on-the-ground examination of the collapsing coal industry?and the communities left behind?in the midst of economic and environmental crisis.

Despite fueling a century of American progress, the people...

Mother to Son

by Jasmine L. Holmes, Robin Eller & Jackie Hill Perry Blackstone Publishing (June 23, 2020)

"Wynn is my son. No little boy could be more loved by his parents. Inquisitive, fiercely affectionate, staunchly opinionated, he sees the world through eyes of wonder and has yet to become jaded by society's...

Had I Known

by Barbara Ehrenreich & Suzanne Toren 12/Twelve (March 24, 2020)

A new selection of the most provocative, incendiary, and career-making pieces by bestselling author, essayist, political activist, and "veteran muckraker" (The New Yorker) Barbara Ehrenreich.

A self-proclaimed...


by A. J. Jacobs, Aisha Tyler, Others & Sarah Mollo-Christensen et al. Hachette Book Group (July 17, 2018)

A diverse collection of uncensored, confessional, and at times outrageously funny essays about coming of age, coming out, and the wildest experiences that define us.

Collecting the most celebrated stories from...


by Gavin Francis & Thomas Judd Hachette Book Group (June 05, 2018)

From birth to death, a lyrical exploration of the role of transformation in human life

To be alive is to be in perpetual metamorphosis: growing, healing, learning, aging. In Shapeshifters, physician and writer...

What the Dog Saw

by Malcolm Gladwell Hachette Book Group (October 01, 2009)

Over the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has become the most gifted and influential journalist in America. In the New Yorker, his writings are such must-reads that the magazine charges advertisers significantly...

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

by David Sedaris Hachette Book Group (January 01, 2011)

In this phenomenal #1 bestseller, 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....

Barrel Fever and Other Stories

by David Sedaris & Amy Sedaris Hachette Book Group (January 01, 2011)

In David Sedaris' world, no one is safe and no cow is sacred. A manic cross between Mark Leyner, Fran Lebowitz, and the National Enquirer, Sedaris' collection of essays is a rollicking tour through the national...

The Writer's Library

by Nancy Pearl, Jeff Schwager, Rick Adamson & Xe Sands et al. HarperAudio (September 08, 2020)

Performed by Nancy Pearl, Jeff Schwager and a multi-cast that includes book contributors Luis Alberto Urrea, Siri Hustvedt, Laurie Frankel, Vendela Vida, and Richard Ford. The Writer?s Library audiobook also...

White Hot Light

by Frank Huyler & Gary Bennett HarperAudio (August 25, 2020)

Another ?pitch-perfect book of short essays? (New York Times Book Review) from the acclaimed author of Blood of Strangers, this one exploring the contemporary practice of medicine from the perspective of a doctor...

Unspeakable Acts

by Sarah Weinman, Gabra Zackman & Graham Halstead HarperAudio (July 28, 2020)

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...

My Life as a Villainess

by Laura Lippman HarperAudio (August 04, 2020)

New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman, a journalist for many years, collects here her recent essays exploring motherhood as an older mom, her life as a reader, her relationships with her parents,...

Weird but Normal

by Mia Mercado HarperAudio (May 19, 2020)

Birth control. Body hair removal cream. Boobs. It?s all weird, but also pretty normal.

Navigating racial identity, gender roles, workplace dynamics, and beauty standards, Mia Mercado's hilarious essay collection...

Love in the Blitz

by Eileen Alexander, Oswyn Murray, Stephanie Racine & Sian Clifford HarperAudio (May 26, 2020)

On July 17th 1939, Eileen Alexander, a bright young woman recently graduated from Girton College, Cambridge, begins a brilliant correspondence with fellow Cambridge student Gershon Ellenbogen that lasts five...

Madame Clairevoyant's Guide to the Stars

by Claire Comstock-Gay & Lori Prince HarperAudio (April 21, 2020)

A soulful exploration of the twelve astrological signs embodied by our living ?stars??from divas to philosophers, poets to punks?and the ways they can help us better understand ourselves and each other, from...

The Boatman and Other Stories

by Billy O'Callaghan, Gary Furlong & Jan Cramer HarperAudio (April 28, 2020)

?I know of no writer on either side of the Atlantic who is better at exploring the human spirit under assault than Billy O?Callaghan.??Robert Olen Butler

The prizewinning Irish short-story writer and author of...

Sensuous Knowledge

by Minna Salami & Robin Miles HarperAudio (March 31, 2020)

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...

The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder

by William Anderson, Laura Ingalls Wilder, John Morgan & Tish Hicks HarperAudio (March 08, 2016)

Available for the first time and collected in one volume, the letters of one of America?s most beloved authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder?a treasure trove that offers new and unexpected understanding of her life...


by Cathy Alter, Dave Singleton, Kaleo Griffith & Lynde Houck HarperAudio (April 05, 2016)

A star-studded collection of essays from acclaimed and bestselling authors and celebrities that illuminates the lasting power of desire and longing, and celebrates our initiation into the euphoria, pain, and...

Your Song Changed My Life

by Bob Boilen HarperAudio (April 12, 2016)

From the beloved host and creator of NPR?s All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concerts comes an essential oral history of modern music, told in the voices of iconic and up-and-coming musicians, including...

On Cats

by Charles Bukowski & Roger Wayne HarperAudio (December 01, 2015)

A raw and tenderly funny look at the human-cat relationship, from one of our most treasured and transgressive writers.

?The cat is the beautiful devil.?

Felines touched a vulnerable spot in Charles Bukowski?s...

The Moral Compass

by William J. Bennett Simon & Schuster Audio (December 01, 1995)

Featuring performances by: William Bennett, Elayne Bennett, Stephen Collins, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Megan Gallagher, Charlton Heston, Simon Jones, Rita Moreno, Tonya Pinkins, Richard Thomas, and Betty White.


The Children's Book of Virtues

by William J. Bennett Simon & Schuster Audio (October 01, 1997)

From the #1 national bestseller comes the definitive audio treasury of great moral takes for young children and their parents, including ten postcard-sized reproductions of Michael Hague's beautiful illustrations...

But Enough About You

by Christopher Buckley & Bob Walter Simon & Schuster Audio (May 06, 2014)

An extraordinary wide-ranging collection of essays with "distinctive wordplay and quirky opinions...Christopher Buckley is good company whether you're looking for two quick pages and a smile, or want to linger"...

Yes, My Accent Is Real

by Kunal Nayyar Simon & Schuster Audio (September 15, 2015)

In the spirit of Mindy Kaling's bestseller Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? or Judd Apatow's Sick in the Head, a collection of humorous, autobiographical essays from Kunal Nayyar, best known as Raj on CBS's...

Dear Mr. You

by Mary -Louise Parker & Mary-Louise Parker Simon & Schuster Audio (November 10, 2015)

2017 Audie Award Finalist for Narration by the Author

The bestselling, wonderfully unconventional, "warmly conspiratorial...seriously good" (The New York Times) literary memoir from the award-winning actress...