In this episode meet writer and President of Beggars Group U.S. Nabil Ayers, author of My Life in the Sunshine, CEO of The House at 1229 Kathleen Buhle, author of If We Break, and former city dweller turned nonprofit farm owner Jake Keiser, author of Daffodil Hill. Press play to hear what the authors are most proud to share in their audiobooks about their extraordinary lives.
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Throughout his adult life, whether he was opening a Seattle record store in the ’90s or touring the world as the only non-white band member in alternative rock bands, Nabil Ayers felt the shadow and legacy of his father’s musical genius, and his race, everywhere. My Life in the Sunshine is a memoir about one man’s journey to connect with his musician father, ultimately re-drawing the lines that define family and race.
For decades, Kathleen Buhle chose to play the role of the good wife, beginning when she met the dashing son of a senator at the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Oregon. Kathleen was convinced her and Hunter Bidenâ€™s commitment to each other could overcome any obstacle. But when Hunterâ€™s drinking evolved into dependency, she was forced to learn how rapidly a marriage can fall apart under the power of addiction. If We Break is a story of resilience and self-discovery in the wake of substance abuse and infidelity.
Jake Keiser was running a high-powered PR firm and juggling drink dates, shopping sprees, and charity galas. Until she began to suffer from extreme anxiety. Hit with the realization that no amount of Botox could fill the hole in her heart, she decided to make the impulse purchase of a lifetime and bought a farm in the middle of nowhere, Mississippi. In the poignant, hilarious, and utterly charming Daffodil Hill, Jake is finally forced to confront a bracing reality: The farm wonâ€™t save her. Only she can save herself.
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