In this episode, meet Wes Moore, author of Five Days, Christine Montross, author of Waiting for an Echo, and Eddie S. Glaude Jr., author of Begin Again. Whether examining a cityâ€™s response to police violence, revealing the connection between psychological vulnerability and incarceration, or using the life and works of a visionary thinker to shine a light on race in America, each of these authors unearths complicated truths about their subjects while revealing even deeper societal implications. Listen in as they describe what it was like to record their audiobooks. Plus, find out who has a â€śmorning voiceâ€ť and an â€śafter lunch voice.â€ť
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Other Wes Moore, a kaleidoscopic account of five days in the life of a city on the edge, told through eight characters on the front lines of the uprising that overtook Baltimore and riveted the world.
â€śAn illuminating portrait of Baltimore in the aftermath of the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray…Readers will be enthralled by this propulsive account.â€ť—Publishers Weekly
Waiting for an Echo is a riveting, rarely seen glimpse into American incarceration. It is also a damning account of policies that have criminalized mental illness, shifting large numbers of people who belong in therapeutic settings into punitive ones.
New York Times bestseller. James Baldwin grew disillusioned by the failure of the civil rights movement to force America to confront its lies about race. In our own moment, when that confrontation feels more urgently needed than ever, what can we learn from his struggle?
â€śEddie Glaude has plunged to the profound depths and sublime heights of Baldwinâ€™s prophetic challenge to our present-day crisis.â€ť—Cornel West
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