Spark a conversation at your next book club with the latest in audio non-fiction. Whether your group is looking to learn something new, or find a fresh facet of an existing interest (looking at you podcast nerds!), the answer is audiobooks.
When Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods met, Nigel was a photography professor volunteering with the Prison University Project and Earlonne was serving thirty-one years to life at Californiaâ€™s San Quentin State Prison. In This Is Ear Hustle, Nigel and Earlonne share their own stories of how they came to San Quentin, how they created their phenomenally popular podcast, and what has kept them collaborating season after season.
One day when Mondiant Dogon was only three years old, his fatherâ€™s lifelong friend came to their home and warned the family they were to be killed within hours. Dogonâ€™s family fled into the forest, but their search for a safe haven had just begun. Rarely do refugees get to tell their own stories. But through writing Those We Throw Away are Diamonds, Dogon took control of his own narrative and spoke up for forever refugees everywhere.
In Dreams From My Father, the iconic memoir from his early days, President Barack Obama, searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American after the sudden death of the father he never really knew. The sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his fatherâ€™s life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.
Monsanto, a St. Louis chemical firm that became the worldâ€™s largest maker of genetically engineered seeds, merged with German pharma-biotech giant Bayer in 2018â€”but its Roundup ReadyÂ® seeds are stil shaping the farms that feed us. Seed Money is an authoritative and eye-opening history that examines how Monsanto came to have outsized influence over our food system.