Elissa Altman, Olivia Gatwood, and Caitlin Moscatello
S4 E49: Elissa Altman, Olivia Gatwood, and Caitlin Moscatello

In this episode, meet Elissa Altman, author of Motherland; Olivia Gatwood, author of Life of the Party; and Caitlin Moscatello, author of See Jane Win. Whether exploring the mother-daughter relationship and the complexities of caregiving, tackling phobias through poetry, or following the political campaigns of four female first-time candidates, these authors have all written and narrated timely and personal stories that will immediately pull you in.

Find out what it was like for these authors to record their audiobooks, plus hear why one author likes to listen to audiobooks as she gets ready in the morning!

Listen to clips from their audiobooks!

Filled with tenderness, wry irreverence, and unforgettable characters, Motherland is an exploration of what it means to escape from the shackles of the past only to have to face them all over again.

“Elissa Altman’s Motherland traces the history of a particularly complicated relationship. Wise, evocative, and rich in insight, this compassionate and beautiful memoir is ultimately an act of love.”—Claire Messud, author of The Burning Girl

Lauded for the power of her writing and having attracted an online fan base of millions for her extraordinary spoken-word performances, Olivia Gatwood now weaves together her own coming-of-age with an investigation into our culture’s romanticization of violence against women. Life of the Party is a dazzling debut collection of raw and explosive poems about growing up in a sexist, sensationalized world, from a thrilling new feminist voice.

From award-winning journalist Caitlin Moscatello comes an inside look at the female candidates fighting back and winning elections in the crucial 2018 midterms. Moscatello reported on this wave of female candidates for New York magazine’s The Cut, Glamour, and Elle. And in See Jane Win, she further documents this pivotal time in women’s history. Closely following four candidates throughout the entire process, from the decision to run through Election Day, See Jane Win takes readers inside their exciting, winning campaigns and the sometimes thrilling, sometimes brutal realities of running for office while female.

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