In this special compilation episode of This is the Author, hear what inspires authors Nic Stone, Torrey Maldonado, Kevin Young, Maeve Higgins, and Carey Nieuwhof, Alexia Vernon to write and create their books.
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Divided into â€śHome Recordingsâ€ť and â€śField Recordings,â€ť poet Kevin Brown speaks to the way personal experience is shaped by culture, while culture is forever affected by the personal, recalling a black Kansas boyhood to comment on our times.
Founding Pastor of one of North Americaâ€™s most influential churches, Carey Nieuwhof wants to help you avoid and overcome lifeâ€™s seven hardest and most crippling challenges: cynicism, compromise, disconnectedness, irrelevance, pride, burnout, and emptiness.
â€śIf Tina Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter, she would be Maeve Higgins.â€ť â€”Glamour
A timely essay collection about life, love, and becoming an American from breakout comedy star and podcaster Maeve Higgins.
â€śA novel vital to young adultsâ€™ lives that examines the intersections of sexuality, gender, and raceâ€”issues and blurred boundaries that teens grapple with in a society that favors neat and tidy boxes.â€ť â€“Booklist, starred
Michelle LeClaire, former President of Scientologyâ€™s international humanitarian organization, shares her story, from her defection from the Church, her newly accepted sexual identity, the lengths to which Scientology went to silence it, and love prevailing.
Alexia Vernon has helped thousands of women (and men) slay diminishing self-talk and cultivate confidence. She has created a timely, refreshingly playful guide for women to communicate with candor, clarity, compassion, and ease every time they open their mouths to speak â€” in their careers, communities, and homes.
Bryan loves reading comics, drawing superheroes, and hanging out with no drama. But now Bryanâ€™s friend Mike pressures him with ideas of fun that are crazy risky. Which way will he go, especially when his dad tells him itâ€™s better to be hard and feared than liked?
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