Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki
Edan Lepucki Returns with Woman No. 17

When Edan Lepucki hit the literary scene with her debut novel, California, in summer 2014, she was fortunate enough to be featured on Stephen Colbert’s show. The feature catapulted her novel to the third slot on the New York Times bestseller list on the week it went on sale. Her interview happened to fall in the middle of a feud between Amazon and her then-publisher, Hachette. In the conversation, Colbert encouraged his viewers to buy California from Powell’s Books, in an effort to prove that a smaller retailer could compete against Amazon and help an author debut as a bestseller. In doing so, Colbert turned a literary debut into a unicorn.

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What We’re Listening To – April’s Picks

If the old adage “April showers bring May flowers” is true, then I anticipate spending more time indoors than out this month. To keep me company (and from going stir crazy), I’ll listen to a bunch of different programs, music, and books. Here’s a peek: Read more

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What We’re Listening To – March’s Picks

Two months into the new year, and I’m happy to report that I am succeeding at one of my resolutions: to listen to a variety of podcasts more frequently. (As someone who works in audiobooks, I recognize the irony of having to resolve to do that.) Here are my picks if you’re in the market for a new podcast. Read more

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How to Stay Motivated During the Dark Days of Winter

The winter is always a tough time to run. With the short days and the cold weather, it’s hard to convince yourself to put on those layers and head out the door. Once you do, though, it’s well worth it. I find winter runs to be some of my best: there’s no humidity so it’s much easier to breathe, the streets are less crowded, and once you warm up you can go as long as you want without getting all sticky and sweaty.

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What We’re Listening To – February’s Picks

 

I am packing as many great listens as I can into the shortest month of the year! Here is what I am listening to at home, at work, and when I am on the move.

 
Meaning of MichelleDuring her eight years in the White House, Michelle Obama has been an advocate for health, children, military families, women, and Americans in general. With grace, class, and style, she has touched the lives of countless people as First Lady and created an incredibly high standard for the role. Read more

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What We’re Listening To – January’s Picks

Hay House podcastI’ve sworn off making resolutions, but I do use the start of another new year to recommit to growing as a person. Since January 1st, I’ve been listening to guided meditations on a more regular basis. I find it helps me start and end my day on a positive note, and it keeps me more focused throughout the course of the day. Louise Hay, the founder of Hay House, Inc., has a variety of meditations that I choose from for both the morning and the evening. Hay House also has a meditation podcast. Read more

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Listen up! Make 2017 a year about you.

It’s the start of a new year. It’s your chance to revamp your outlook on life, focus on being healthier, happier, more selfless, more money conscious, etc. etc. But New Year’s resolutions often become lofty and fall by the wayside within a few weeks or months of January 1st. Don’t let that happen this year! To help you stick to your resolutions, we have pulled together some titles that we think will help you become a better you. Whether you are looking for spiritual inspiration, career advice, new health and wellness regimes, or just some general meditative recommendations to start your day off right, listening to one of these audiobooks can help make those goals a reality. You don’t have to stop to keep up with your New Year’s resolution. Listen while you are getting dressed in the morning, in the car, while walking the dog, or during one of your daily routines. Listen on the go with an audiobook. Read more

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