This is the Author | Lance Rubin

“This is Lance Rubin, author of Denton Little’s Deathdate and Denton Little’s Still Not Dead. The first book is about a 17-year-old named Denton Little who lives in a world that’s much like our own except for one key difference — everybody knows their death date. And, Denton Little is a 17-year-old whose death date, when the first book starts, is tomorrow, the same day as his senior prom.”

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This is the Author | Kelly Osbourne

“My book is called There is No F*cking Secret, Lessons from a Badass Bitch, and what inspired me to write this book is that so many people have decided who they think I am, and tell me who they think I am, and come to me all the time and ask me what my secret is. And, I want the world to see who I really am, and the only way I could do that is by writing this book.”

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This is the Author | Jo Piazza

“My book is about what it’s really like to be married. We live in this world where everyone Instagrams and facebooks the most perfect parts of their marriage and partnerships but we never really talk about the nitty-gritty. What I realized about getting married – and I got married on the later side, I was 35 years old – is that no one gives you advice for the actual marriage.”

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This is the Author | Annabelle Gurwitch

“I’m one of those people who has always felt this way about family. What am I doing with these people, there has to be a mistake! And as a kid I was always trying to join other families so the first family I ever wanted to join was Star Athlete Federation ‘cause I was a total trekkie and they had those very great, form fitting, very attractive outfits on you know, space was also cool and they were all so together, it was all so cool.”

Learn more about Wherever You Go, There They Are.

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This is the Author | Barbara Oakley

“I’d like to tell you about Mindshift and the story behind it. I wrote the book because I was really lucky, I had a second chance at life. But you can have a second chance too. Here’s what I mean. I grew up to be incapable in math and science, as in I flunked my way through elementary, middle and high school math and science. And yet, as an adult I learned how to change my brain from being a math-phobe to –it’s hard for me to even believe it — a professor of engineering.”

Learn more about Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential.

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This is the Author | Elif Batuman

“My book is based on the draft of a novel I wrote and gave up on over 15 years ago when I was in my early 20s and I only reread it in my thirties and at that point I had gotten a PhD in Literature and I spent time teaching undergraduates and I published a book of essays — which you definitely read or listen to as an audiobook — it’s called The Possessed.”

Learn more about The Idiot.

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