In this episode, meet civil rights and education litigator Qian Julie Wang, author of Beautiful Country, criminal defense lawyer Jarrett Adams, author of Redeeming Justice, and former chair and CEO of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi, author of My Life in Full. Each of these authors decided to share their personal stories and histories in the hopes of helping people learn, grow, and, ultimately, build a better world. Listen in as they talk about recording their audiobooks.
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In Chinese, the word for America, Mei Guo, translates directly to â€śbeautiful country.â€ť Yet when seven-year-old Qian Julie Wang arrives in New York City in 1994 full of curiosity, her family is â€śillegalâ€ť and it will require all the determination and small joys they can muster to survive. Beautiful Country puts listeners in the shoes of an undocumented child living in poverty in the richest country in the world.
Jarrett Adams was seventeen when an all-white jury sentenced him to prison for a crime he didnâ€™t commit. Now a pioneering lawyer, he recalls the journey that led to his exonerationâ€”and inspired him to devote his life to fighting the many injustices in our legal system. Redeeming Justice is an unforgettable firsthand account of the limitsâ€”and possibilitiesâ€”of our countryâ€™s system of law.
For a dozen years, Indra Nooyi redefined what it means to be an exceptional leader. The first woman of color and immigrant to run a Fortune 50 company, she transformed PepsiCo. Now, in her rich memoir My Life in Full, Nooyi offers a firsthand view of her legendary career and the sacrifices it demanded.
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