On the Podcast: Rebecca Solnit, Celeste Headlee, and Sarah Ramey
On the Podcast: Rebecca Solnit, Celeste Headlee, and Sarah Ramey

In this episode, meet Rebecca Solnit, author of Recollections of My Nonexistence, Celeste Headlee, author of Do Nothing, and Sarah Ramey, author of The Lady’s Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness.

These authors have written and narrated audiobooks about what it takes to come up against entrenched systems and create the space needed to live the fullest life possible. Go behind the mic and hear what it was like for them to record their audiobooks. Plus, find out who was told that she pronounces some words “like an opera singer.”

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In Recollections of My Nonexistence, Rebecca Solnit describes her formation as a writer and as a feminist in 1980s San Francisco, in an atmosphere of gender violence on the street and throughout society and the exclusion of women from cultural arenas. Beyond being a memoir, Solnit’s audiobook is also a passionate argument: that women are not just impacted by personal experience, but by membership in a society where violence against women pervades.

In Do Nothing, award-winning journalist Celeste Headlee illuminates a new path ahead, seeking to institute a global shift in our thinking so we can stop sabotaging our well-being, put work aside, and start living instead of doing.

The darkly funny memoir of Sarah Ramey’s years-long battle with a mysterious illness that doctors thought was all in her head—but wasn’t. A revelation and an inspiration for millions of women whose legitimate health complaints are ignored.

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