S5 E5 David Levithan, R. Eric Thomas, and John Kenney
On the Podcast: David Levithan, R. Eric Thomas, and John Kenney

In this episode, meet David Levithan, author of 19 Love Songs, R. Eric Thomas, author of Here For It, and John Kenney, author of Love Poems for People with Children and Love Poems for Married People. Get ready to laugh as you hear each of these witty writers describe what it was like to narrate their own audiobooks.

Plus, find out who listens to audiobooks right before bed, who mispronounced the word “mistake” and had to do re-takes, and who can’t seem to find his clothes right now.


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The New York Times bestselling author of Every Day, Someday, and Two Boys Kissing is back with a short story collection on audio about love—perfect for Valentine’s Day or year-round listening. Born from Levithan’s tradition of writing a story for his friends each Valentine’s Day, this collection brings all of them to listeners for the first time. 19 Love Songs includes fiction, nonfiction, and a story in verse; there’s something for every listener here.

From the creator of Elle’s “Eric Reads the News,” a hilarious and heartfelt memoir on audio about growing up seeing the world differently, finding unexpected hope, and experiencing every awkward, extraordinary stumble along the way.

“Pop culture–obsessed, Sedaris-level laugh-out-loud funny…[R. Eric Thomas] is one of my favorite writers.”—Lin-Manuel Miranda, Entertainment Weekly

Author: John Kenney
Read By: John Kenney

With the same brilliant wit and hilarious realism that made Love Poems for Married People such a hit, John Kenney is back with a brand new collection of poems, this time taking on the greatest “joy” in life: children.

Author: John Kenney
Read By: John Kenney

Based on his wildly popular New Yorker piece, Thurber Prize-winner John Kenney presents a hilarious collection of love poems for, well, married people. Full of wit, dynamic energy, and a heavy dose of reality, Love Poems for Married People takes the poetic form, turns it upside down, and leaves it in the dishwasher to dry.

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