This Is the Author Library Week Compilation I
National Library Week 2021 Podcast Special: Featuring Ethan Hawke, Misty Copeland, and More

In this special episode of This Is the Author, we’re celebrating National Library Week (April 4-10) by asking authors to share some of their favorite library memories. Listen to Jen Sincero, Ethan Kross, Safia Elhillo, Misty Copeland, Ethan Hawke, Jasmine Mans, Mari Andrew, and Seth Godin express the remarkable opportunities that both libraries and librarians provide to individual development and the community as a whole.

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Like what these authors have to say about libraries? Check out their most recent audiobooks:

Author: Jen Sincero
Read By: Jen Sincero

Featuring Jen’s trademark hilarious voice, Badass Habits offers a much-needed fresh take on the conventional wisdom and science that shape the optimism (or pessimism?) around the age-old topic of habits.

Author: Ethan Kross
Read By: Ethan Kross

In Chatter, acclaimed psychologist Ethan Kross explores the silent conversations we have with ourselves. Interweaving groundbreaking behavioral and brain research from his own lab with real-world case studies, Kross explains how these conversations shape our lives, work, and relationships.

For fans of The Poet X and I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, Home Is Not a Country is a mesmerizing young adult novel-in-verse on audio about family, identity, and finding yourself in the most unexpected places.

From prima ballerina and New York Times bestselling author Misty Copeland comes the story of a young Misty, who discovers her love of dance through the ballet Coppélia. Bunheads is the first in a series of audiobooks inspired by Misty’s own early experiences in ballet.

Author: Ethan Hawke
Read By: Ethan Hawke

A Bright Ray of Darkness is the blistering story of a young man making his Broadway debut in Henry IV just as his marriage implodes. Read by Hawke, this is a novel steeped in rage and sex, longing and despair; and a passionate love letter to the world of theater.

Author: Jasmine Mans
Read By: Jasmine Mans

From spoken word poet Jasmine Mans comes an unforgettable poetry collection on audio about race, feminism, and queer identity. With echoes of Gwendolyn Brooks and Sonia Sanchez, Black Girl, Call Home is a vital companion to any woman on a journey to find truth, belonging, and healing.

Author: Mari Andrew
Read By: Mari Andrew

From New York Times bestselling author Mari Andrew, My Inner Sky is a collection of essays on audio divided into phases of the sky—twilight, golden hour, night, and dawn—that serves as a loyal companion for life’s curveballs.

Author: Seth Godin
Read By: Seth Godin

From bestselling author Seth Godin comes The Practice, an audiobook designed to help you get unstuck and find the courage to make and share creative work.

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