Benjamin Dreyer
Q & A with Benjamin Dreyer, Author of Dreyer’s English

Dreyer’s English may be the first grammar book that will make readers and listeners laugh out loud—while learning how to be a better writer. And that’s thanks to the humor and helpful expertise of Random House’s longtime Copy Chief, Benjamin Dreyer. As he recently told The New York Times, “It turns out that I have a very good ear, and a nose for finding mistakes.” Read more

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Jodie Patterson, Susan Packard, and Ayelet Tsabari This Is the Author
S4 E08: Jodie Patterson, Susan Packard, and Ayelet Tsabari

In this episode, meet Jodie Patterson, author of The Bold World; Susan Packard, author of Fully Human; and Ayelet Tsabari, author of The Art of Leaving. Hear about the intense emotional journeys that took place behind the mic in bringing these books to life and how their recording processes were affected by sharing their vulnerabilities. Plus, hear why one author’s dream narrator would be one of her daughters.

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Raymond Arroyo, Padma Venkatraman, and Julie Bogart This Is the Author
S4 E07: Raymond Arroyo, Padma Venkatraman, and Julie Bogart

In this episode, meet Raymond Arroyo, author of Will Wilder #3: The Amulet of Power; Padma Venkatraman, author of The Bridge Home; and Julie Bogart, author of The Brave Learner. Drawing on inspiration from childhood memories, travel adventures, and insights in education, hear why each of these authors are excited to share their stories with listeners. Plus, discover how one author used her high school acting experience to help her narrate.

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Jill Santopolo_Tania Katan_Reshma Saujani This Is the Author
S4 E06: Jill Santopolo, Tania Katan, and Reshma Saujani

In this episode, meet Jill Santopolo, author of More Than Words; Tania Katan, author of Creative Trespassing; and Reshma Saujani, author of Brave, Not Perfect. Hear why recording an audiobook is just plain FUN–despite it being hard–and why one author needed permission to have fun recording it. These authors’ audiobooks will encourage listeners to look at things in a new light, empower themselves and be brave. And, guess which author’s dream narrator would be Kermit the Frog.

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Jill Schlesinger, Cynthia Johnson, and Liz Fosslien This Is the Author
S4 E05: Jill Schlesinger, Cynthia Johnson, and Liz Fosslien

In this episode, meet Jill Schlesinger, author of The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money; Cynthia Johnson, author of Platform; and Liz Fosslien, author of No Hard Feelings. Be inspired to change the way you think about money, how you might develop a personal brand, and how to recognize and learn from emotions in the workplace thanks to these three authors and the stories they share. And learn the tasty trick one author uses to help her pronounce “niche.”

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nadia bolz-weber david thomson will hunt
S4 E04: Nadia Bolz-Weber, David Thomson, and Will Hunt

In this episode, meet Nadia Bolz-Weber, author of Shameless, David Thomson, author of Sleeping with Strangers, and Will Hunt, author of Underground. Hear the personal stories and moments and movies that inspired their audiobooks. Plus, hear which author would want Lisa Simpson to narrate her audiobook.

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Hillary Frank, Megan Griswold, Jane Mosbacher Morris This Is the Author
S4 E03: Hillary Frank, Megan Griswold, and Jane Mosbacher Morris

In this episode, meet Hillary Frank, author of Weird Parenting Wins, Megan Griswold, author of The Book of Help, and Jane Mosbacher Morris, author of Buy the Change You Want to See. Each of these women were inspired to share insights they’ve learned in order to help listeners and improve the world around them. And, learn why one author wants to take her dad with her on her book tour.

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Max and the Midknights Meet the Cast
Meet the Cast: Max and the Midknights

There’s a new adventure from the New York Times bestselling author of the Big Nate series: Max and the Midknights. It’s an illustrated novel, peppered with graphic novel panels throughout, so the audiobook production was exciting to adapt and create. Max’s quest to become a knight is now an original audio performance with a full cast, music, and special effects. Read more

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