Lifelong Learning: Audiobooks For Recent Graduates

Just because the diploma is in hand doesn’t mean the learning needs to stop. Let audiobooks teach you everything you need to know about life after graduation, and then some.

It might seem like everyone you know took secret classes on budgeting, owning their career, and choosing the right wine—and you were sick that day. Enter: How to Skimm Your Life. Covering everything from personal finance, to career, to stress management, global politics, and more, this audiobook breaks down some of the less glamorous parts of being an adult, and gives you the information you need to make informed and empowered decisions in your life. Whether you’re a recent graduate, looking to make a change, or just want to reset, listening this audiobook will be time well spent.

Millions of listeners turn to Marc and Angel Chernoff for fresh, intimate insights for a fulfilled life. In this pithy and empowering audio guide, they collect the very best advice they’ve discovered, on topics that include overcoming setbacks, letting go of what’s holding us back, nurturing relationships, finding time for self-care, and cultivating passion in order to achieve our wildest dreams.

Author: Rob Walker
Read By: Fred Sanders

Our lives are in constant tether to phones, to email, and to social media. In this age of distraction, the ability to experience and be present is often lost: to think and to see and to listen. Enter Rob Walker’s The Art of Noticing. This audiobook edition will spark your creativity and help you see the world anew. Through a series of simple and playful exercises, Walker maps ways for you to become a clearer thinker, a better listener, a more creative workplace colleague and finally, to rediscover your sense of passion and to notice what really matters to you.

Author: James Clear
Read By: James Clear

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving–every day. Author and narrator James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

A collection of brand new, impassioned, and inspiring letters by Heather Havrilesky, the author of the beloved advice column Ask Polly, featured weekly on New York Magazine’s The Cut. Havrilesky writes with equal parts grace, humor, and compassion to remind you that even in your darkest moments you’re not alone.

Need more words of wisdom? Check out Heather Havrilesky’s latest audiobook, What If This Were Enough?.

In 2013, Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In became a massive cultural phenomenon and its title became an instant catchphrase for empowering women.This enhanced edition provides the entire text of the original book updated with more recent statistics and features a passionate letter from Sandberg encouraging graduates to find and commit to work they love. A combination of inspiration and practical advice, this new edition will speak directly to graduates and, like the original, change lives.

Margaux Bergen began writing Navigating Life when her daughter Charlotte turned nine and gave it to her when she was setting off for her first day of college. It’s an inspiring, piercingly honest user’s guide to life, reflecting tough lessons about family, work, and marriage. It will challenge you to lead a more meaningful life and to tackle the bumps along the way with grace, grit, style, and ingenuity.

Author: Katie Couric
Read By: Various

In this inspiration-packed audiobook, Katie Couric reports from the front lines of the worlds of politics, entertainment, sports, philanthropy, the arts, and business—distilling the ingenious, hard-won insights of leaders and visionaries, who tell us all how to take chances, follow our passions, cope with criticism, and, perhaps most important, commit to something greater than ourselves.