S4 E11: Jacob Tobia, Abby Maslin, and Andrew Rannells

In this episode of This Is the Author, meet Jacob Tobia, author of Sissy; Abby Maslin, author of Love You Hard; and Andrew Rannells, author of Too Much is Not Enough. These illuminating memoirs explore topics such as the value of trans storytelling, a different kind of love story that’s far from a fairy tale, and early career wins that led to success on the stage and screen. They will assure listeners that they aren’t alone in their experiences. And guess which celebrity reader one author would have chosen to make their audiobook instantly sexy.

Learn more about their audiobooks:

Sissy
Author: Jacob Tobia
Read By: Jacob Tobia

A heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about what it’s like to grow up not sure if you’re (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above.

“Sensational. Gut-punchingly hilarious and full of heart, this is a book that’s sure to change your outlook and how you relate to others. Sissy is guaranteed to make your mascara run from happy and sad tears alike.” —Tyler Oakley.


Love You Hard
Author: Abby Maslin
Read By: Abby Maslin

After her husband suffered a traumatic brain injury that left him unable to speak and walk, Abby faced the challenge of caring for—and loving—a husband who now resembled a stranger. This is a tale of living and loving wholeheartedly, learning to heal after profound grief, and choosing joy in the wake of tragedy.

“Inspiring, touching, and beautifully written, Abby Maslin’s memoir is a testament to love, resilience, and choosing joy during the toughest times.” —Maria Shriver, award-winning journalist and author of I’ve Been Thinking…


Too Much Is Not Enough

From the star of Broadway’s The Book of Mormon and HBO’s Girls, the heartfelt and hilarious coming-of-age memoir of a Midwestern boy surviving bad auditions, bad relationships, and some really bad highlights as he chases his dreams in New York City.

“An inspiring and consistently witty entertainment memoir.” —Kirkus

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