This is the Author | Maeve Higgins, Fatimah Asghar, and Mitch Abblett

In this episode of This is the Author, meet comedian Maeve Higgins, poet Fatimah Asghar, and psychologist Mitch Abblett as they reflect on their experiences recording their audiobooks. You’ll go on a journey of personal enlightenment with these authors as they talk about everything from being an immigrant, to how writing is a way of thinking, and how we can better understand ourselves and our patterns in order to find happiness.

Learn more about the audiobooks from these three authors:

Maeve in America

“If Tina Fey and David Sedaris had a daughter, she would be Maeve Higgins.” —Glamour

A timely essay collection about life, love, and becoming an American from breakout comedy star and podcaster Maeve Higgins.

Listen to an excerpt MAEVE IN AMERICA

If They Come for Us

Poet and co-creator of the Emmy-nominated web series Brown Girls Fatimah Asghar captures her experience as a Pakistani Muslim woman in contemporary America, while exploring identity, violence, and healing.

Listen to an excerpt IF THEY COME FOR US

The Five Hurdles to Happiness

A practical approach to becoming aware of the “five hindrances”–the negative qualities that inhibit living the awakened life–and to breaking free of them in order to live more mindfully, effectively, compassionately.


Peek behind the mic:

Author Maeve Higgins in the audiobook recording studio

Maeve Higgins in the recording studio.

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