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Author: Casey Schwartz
Release Date: April 07, 2020
What do we talk about when we talk about attention? We might start with the studies: the average American unlocks their iPhone eighty times a day; the average millennial checks their phone almost twice as often. These kinds of statistics tell the sto...
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Author: Fatima Bhutto | Narrator: Soneela Nankani
Release Date: September 24, 2019
A lively, inside look at how Bollywood, Turkish soap operas, and K-Pop are challenging America's cultural dominance around the world.There is a vast cultural movement emerging from beyond the Western world. Truly global in its range and allure, it is...
Author: Joseph Vogel | Narrator: Keith Sellon-Wright
Release Date: August 27, 2019
For half a century, Michael Jackson’s music has been an indelible part of our cultural consciousness. Landmark albums such as Off the Wall and Thriller shattered records, broke racial barriers, amassed awards, and set a new standard for popular...
Author: Gretchen McCulloch | Narrator: Gretchen McCulloch
Release Date: July 23, 2019
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!! A Wired Must-Read Book of Summer  “Gretchen McCulloch is the internet’s favorite linguist, and this book is essential reading. Reading her work is like suddenly being able to see the matrix.&rdq...
Author: Chuck Klosterman | Narrator: Various and Chuck Klosterman
Release Date: July 16, 2019
Microdoses of the straight dope, stories so true they had to be wrapped in fiction for our own protection, from the best-selling author of But What if We're Wrong?A man flying first class discovers a puma in the lavatory. A new coach of a small-...
Author: Bret Easton Ellis | Narrator: Bret Easton Ellis
Release Date: April 16, 2019
Own it, snowflakes: you've lost everything you claim to hold dear.White is Bret Easton Ellis's first work of nonfiction. Already the bad boy of American literature, from Less Than Zero to American Psycho, ...
Author: Lizzie Post | Narrator: Lizzie Post
Release Date: March 26, 2019
Emily Post has gone to pot.As we enter the dawn of a new "post-prohibition" era, the stigma surrounding cannabis use is fading, and the conversation about what it means to get high is changing. When it comes to being a respectful, thoughtful, and res...
Author: Joel Golby | Narrator: Joel Golby
Release Date: March 05, 2019
*National Bestseller*"This is a funny and beautiful book. What a little bastard." --Russell Brand "Every paragraph is like doing a shot with a friend. A double." --Caitlin MoranJoel Golby's writing for Vice and The Guardian, with its wry observation ...
Author: Alexandra Robbins | Narrator: Alexandra Robbins
Release Date: February 05, 2019
The New York Times bestselling author of Pledged is back with an unprecedented fly-on-the-wall look inside fraternity houses from current brothers’ perspectives—and a fresh, riveting must-read about what it’s lik...
Author: Matt Haig | Narrator: Matt Haig
Release Date: January 29, 2019
A follow-up to Matt Haig's internationally bestselling memoir, Reasons to Stay Alive, a broader look at how modern life feeds our anxiety, and how to live a better life.The societies we live in are increasingly making our minds ill, making it feel as...
Author: Heather Havrilesky | Narrator: Heather Havrilesky
Release Date: October 02, 2018
*A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2018**A Bustle Best Nonfiction Book of 2018**One of Chicago Tribune's Favorite Books by Women in 2018**A Self Best Book of 2018 to Buy for the Bookworm in Your Life*By the acclaimed critic, memoirist, and advice colu...
Author: Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff | Narrator: Jonathan Haidt
Release Date: September 04, 2018
Something has been going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and are afraid to speak honestly. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising...