This Is the Author S6 E77 Image of Donald Antrim, Alyssa Milano, Chris Hillman
On the Podcast: Donald Antrim, Alyssa Milano, and Chris Hillman

In this episode, meet novelist Donald Antrim, author of One Friday in April, actor, producer, and activist Alyssa Milano, author of Sorry Not Sorry, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of The Byrds, Chris Hillman, author of Time Between.

In these behind-the-mic interviews, hear Donald Antrim talk candidly about his deeply personal memoir, Alyssa Milano share how activism has impacted her life and career, and Chris Hillman on the story behind the music—not only his insights into his time with the seminal band The Byrds, but beyond. Plus, hear what it was like for each of these authors to record their audiobooks.

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Named one of the Most Anticipated of Books of 2021 by the Los Angeles Times, Literary Hub, and The Millions. One Friday in April reframes suicide—whether in thought or action—as an illness in its own right, a unique consequence of trauma and personal isolation, rather than the choice of a depressed person. A necessary companion to William Styron’s classic Darkness Visible, this profound, insightful work sheds light on the tragedy and mystery of suicide, offering solace that may save lives.

In Sorry Not Sorry, Alyssa Milano, actress and activist, delivers a collection of powerful personal essays on audio that get to the heart of her life, career, and all-out humanitarianism. This is a timely audiobook that shows in almost real time the importance of taking care of others, it also gives a gut-punch-level wake-up call in an era where the noise is a distraction from what really needs to happen, if we want to live in a better world.

As a co-founder of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, Chris Hillman is arguably the primary architect of what’s come to be known as country rock. In Time Between, Hillman shares his quintessentially Southern Californian experience, from an idyllic, rural 1950s childhood, to achieving worldwide fame thanks to hits such as “Mr. Tambourine Man,” “Turn! Turn! Turn!” and “Eight Miles High.”

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