This Is the Author Episode S6 E80 Image of Sahil Lavingia, Danny Casale, Jorge Cham
On the Podcast: Sahil Lavingia, Danny Casale, Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson

In this episode, meet the CEO of Gumroad Sahil Lavingia, author of The Minimalist Entrepreneur, artist Danny Casale (aka Coolman Coffeedan), author of Ur Special, and creator of PhD Comics Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson, co-authors of Frequently Asked Questions About the Universe. From making complex topics easier to understand and more accessible to creating entertaining stories, these authors have each created audiobooks listeners will love.

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Packed with hard-won, battle-tested lessons from Lavingia’s own journey of building Gumroad, a platform for creators to sell their work, The Minimalist Entrepreneur is the manifesto for a new generation of founders who would rather build great companies than big ones. This is essential knowledge for every founder aspiring to build a business worth building.

Based on the wildly popular characters from his webcomic Coolman Coffeedan, Ur Special is Danny Casale’s charming collection of parables reminding us to face our fears, our anxieties, and our self-consciousness head-on. In this vibrant and heartfelt audiobook, Casale delivers a much-needed jolt of positivity and humor to ease even the sourest of spirits.

Physics professor Daniel Whiteson and scientist-turned-cartoonist Jorge Cham are experts at explaining science in ways we can all understand, in their books and on their popular podcast, Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe. In Frequently Asked Questions about the Universe, Whiteson and Cham blend their signature humor with short, accessible, and lighthearted answers to some of the most common and most profound questions about the universe they’ve received.

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