Sixteen innovators, creatives, and thought leaders—Austin Channing Brown, Sue Monk Kidd, and Luvvie Ajayi Jones, among others—share intimate stories of uncovering beauty and potential through moments of fear, loss, heartbreak, and uncertainty.

Over the course of four years, the traveling love rally called Together Live brought together diverse storytellers for epic evenings of laughter, music, and hard-won wisdom to huge audiences across the country. Well-known womxn (and the occasional man) from all walks of life shared their most vulnerable truths in a radical act of love, paving the way for healing in the face of adversity.

Now, off the stage and on the pages of Hungry Hearts, sixteen of these beloved speakers offer moving, inspiring, deeply personal essays as a reminder that we can heal from grief and that divisions can be repaired. Bozoma Saint John opens herself up to love after loss; Cameron Esposito confronts the limits of self-reliance in the wake of divorce; Ashley C. Ford learns to trust herself for the first time. A heartfelt anthology of transformation, self-discovery, and courage that also includes essays by Luvvie Ajayi Jones, Amena Brown, Austin Channing Brown, Natalie Guerrero, Sue Monk Kidd, Connie Lim (MILCK), Nkosingiphile Mabaso, Jillian Mercado, Priya Parker, Geena Rocero, Michael Trotter and Tanya-Blount Trotter of The War and Treaty, and Maysoon Zayid, Hungry Hearts shows how reconnecting with our own burning, undeniable intuition points us toward our unique purpose and the communities where we most belong.


Audiobook Table of Contents:
Introduction by Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, read by the author
"Women on the Loose" by Sue Monk Kidd, read by Cassandra Campbell 
"Reaching for Ambition" by Austin Channing Brown, read by Nicole Lewis 
"Making Room" by Ashley C. Ford, read by Shayna Small 
"The Freedom of Me" by Tanya Blount-Trotter, read by the author
"Period Playlist" by Amena Brown, read by the author
"On the Horrors of Fitting In" by Cameron Esposito, read by the author
"The View" by Michael Trotter, Jr., read by the author
"That Traveling Heat" by Connie Lim (MILCK), read by the author
"Flying Free" by Jillian Mercado, read by Frankie Corzo 
"My Funny Valentine" by Maysoon Zayid, read by the author
"Wake Up, Love" by Bozoma Saint John, read by the author
"Lucy, Full Of Life" by Geena Rocero, read by the author
"Choosing Love" by Nkosingiphile Mabaso, read by the author
"When Sisterhood Ends" by Luvvie Ajayi Jones, read by the author
"The Wisdom of a Group and the Wisdom of the Self" by Priya Parker, read by Soneela Nankani 
"On Silence" by Natalie Guerrero, read by the author
Epilogue by Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, read by the author
About the Contributors read by Frankie Corzo
­­“Together Live is a storytelling event series featuring an inspiring array of participants from comedian Cameron Esposito to writers Ashley C. Ford and Sue Monk Kidd. And now essays from four years of touring are collected in Hungry Hearts, edited by Jennifer Rudolph Walsh. You’ll find kindred spirits in these tales of resilience, transformation, and joy.”Time

“Sue Monk Kidd! Ashley C. Ford! Cameron Esposito! Bozoma Saint John! The gang’s all here—in this book of essays, 16 writers reflect movingly on all different ways to be in loving relationships. If you are looking for a little bit of gentleness, a warm word from writers you can trust, well, here it is.”Glamour

“Unlike many women’s conferences, Together Live is not about a work-life balance or having it all, but rather focused on convening women across diverse backgrounds and generations to share their raw stories, build community, take action, and find self-love.”Bustle
 
“[Jennifer Rudolph] Walsh has turned her love for storytelling into a live event where women of all backgrounds can come together to share their unique stories. . . . Together Live encompasses Walsh’s forte of sharing powerful stories with celebrating and honoring the diverse group of women that come together.”Forbes
 
“This gem of a collection includes deeply personal, restorative, and funny essays by some magical people: Amena Brown . . . on her period playlist, Cameron Esposito on the horrors of fitting in and group fitness, Ashley C. Ford on what can come after heartbreak, Austin Channing Brown on the time the word ‘ambitious’ hit differently, Priya Parker on the wisdom of a group and the wisdom of the self, Jillian Mercado on losing and gaining your freedom, Natalie Guerrero on dismantling silence, and more.”goop

“Together Live is an inspiring conference that unites diverse women through storytelling, and we need it now more than ever.”HelloGiggles

“Each essay is infused with sincerity and introspection, creating a connection with readers as the contributors reveal their vulnerabilities with candor and emotion. . . . A cathartic collection with broad appeal.”Kirkus Reviews