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Author: John McWhorter
Release Date: May 04, 2021
One of the preeminent linguists of our time examines the realms of language that are considered shocking and taboo in order to understand what imbues curse words with such power--and why we love them so much.Profanity has always been a deliciously vi...
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Author: Lisa Cron
Release Date: March 02, 2021
A step-by-step guide to using the brain's hardwired desire for story to achieve any goal, whether it's successfully pitching a product, saving the planet, or convincing your kids not to text and drive, from the author of Wired for Story.Story isn't j...
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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain Cover
Author: George Saunders
Release Date: January 12, 2021
From the New York Times bestselling, Booker Prize–winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo and Tenth of December comes a literary master class on what makes great stories work and what they can tell us about ourselves—and our world today.Fo...
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Author: Jeff Tweedy | Narrator: Jeff Tweedy
Release Date: October 13, 2020
There are few creative acts more mysterious and magical than writing a song. But what if the goal wasn't so mysterious and was actually achievable for anyone who wants to experience more magic and creativity in their life? That's something ...
Author: Dani Shapiro | Narrator: Dani Shapiro
Release Date: September 15, 2020
“Still Writing offers up a cornucopia of wisdom, insights, and practical lessons gleaned from Dani Shapiro's long experience as a celebrated writer and teacher of writing. The beneficiaries are beginning writers, veteran writers and everyo...
Author: Adam Smyer | Narrator: Donald Faison
Release Date: September 01, 2020
At long last, a much-needed guidebook for well-intentioned people of pallor on what not to say to their African American "friends."Greetings, well-intentioned person of pallor.Your good intentions used to be enough. But in these diverse and divisive ...
Author: Louisa Thomas and Mary Pilon | Narrator: Sean Runnette, Steve West, Jim Frangione, Brittany Pressley, Kevin R. Free and Maggi-Meg Reed
Release Date: August 18, 2020
“It's easy to do anything in victory. It’s in defeat that a man reveals himself.” —Floyd Patterson   Twenty-two notable writers—including Bob Sullivan, Abby Ellin, Mike Pesca, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Louisa Hall, an...
Author: Nate Marshall | Narrator: Nate Marshall
Release Date: August 11, 2020
Sharp, lyrical poems celebrating the Black vernacular—its influence on pop culture, its necessity for familial survival, its rite in storytelling and in creating the safety found only within its intimacy“Terrific . . . illuminates li...
Author: John Bowe | Narrator: Mark Feuerstein
Release Date: August 11, 2020
A veteran journalist discovers an ancient system of speech techniques for overcoming the fear of public speaking—and reveals how they can profoundly change our lives.In 2010, award-winning journalist John Bowe learned that his cousin Bill, a lo...
Author: Carl T. Bergstrom and Jevin D. West | Narrator: Patrick Zeller
Release Date: August 04, 2020
Bullshit isn’t what it used to be. Now, two science professors give us the tools to dismantle misinformation and think clearly in a world of fake news and bad data.  Misinformation, disinformation, and fake news abo...
Author: Lisa Cron | Narrator: Brittany Pressley
Release Date: June 02, 2020
Following on the heels of Lisa Cron's breakout first book, Wired for Story, this writing guide reveals how to use cognitive storytelling strategies to build a scene-by-scene blueprint for a riveting story. It’s every novelist’s greatest f...
Author: Elizabeth George | Narrator: Elizabeth George and Maggi-Meg Reed
Release Date: April 07, 2020
As the author of twenty-four novels, Elizabeth George is one of the most successful--and prolific--novelists today. In Mastering the Process, George offers readers a master class in the art and science of crafting a novel. This is a subject she ...