Jodie Patterson, Susan Packard, and Ayelet Tsabari This Is the Author
S4 E08: Jodie Patterson, Susan Packard, and Ayelet Tsabari

In this episode of This Is the Author, meet Jodie Patterson, author of The Bold World; Susan Packard, author of Fully Human; and Ayelet Tsabari, author of The Art of Leaving. Hear about the intense emotional journeys that took place behind the mic in bringing these books to life and how their recording processes were affected by sharing their vulnerabilities. Plus, hear why one author’s dream narrator would be one of her daughters.

Learn more about their audiobooks:

Inspired by her transgender son, activist Jodie Patterson explores identity, gender, race, and authenticity to tell the real-life story of a family’s history and transformation.

“A courageous and poetic testimony on family and the self, and the learning and unlearning we must do for those we love. In her stunning and moving debut, Jodie Patterson offers us all a blueprint for what it means to be a champion for our children and encourage us to be bold enough to let our babies lead the way, especially when we don’t have answers. Required reading for every parent, and anyone who has ever been parented.” —Janet Mock, New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness and Surpassing Certainty

HGTV cofounder Susan Packard launches the next chapter in emotional intelligence (EQ), and shows you how to increase your personal satisfaction and productivity—in work and life—via her three-step path toward EQ Fitness.

“In today’s world, Susan’s work is timely and relevant. She shows us how to be a champion for a more humane workplace and the value of being a principled leader.” —Kent Roberts, co-founder, Civility Center

An intimate memoir in essays by an award-winning Israeli writer who travels the world, from New York to India, searching for love, belonging, and an escape from grief following the death of her father when she was a young girl.
“Ayelet Tsabari is a fierce-tender writer. Her work is an enchanting mix of vivid anecdote and vigorous insight—spanning generations and geographies, glittering with humor and heart.” —Kyo Maclear, author of Birds Art Life: A Year of Observation


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