Memoirs Narrated by Asian American Authors

There is nothing quite like the experience of hearing authors narrate their own work. Listen to these memoirs on audio, and get to know authors, and their stories, in their own words. Looking for more listens featuring Asian American and Pacific Islander authors, narrators, and stories? Visit the Penguin Random House Audio Uplift AAPI Voices and Stories page.

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Author: Fatima Ali and Tarajia Morrell | Narrator: Nikhaar Kishnani and Deepa Samuel
Release Date: October 11, 2022
A young chef whose dreams were cut short savors every last minute as she explores food and adventure, illness and mortality in Savor, an “inspiring” (The New York Times Book Review) memoir and family story that sweeps from Pakis...
Author: Karen Cheung | Narrator: Karen Cheung
Release Date: February 15, 2022
A boldly rendered—and deeply intimate—account of Hong Kong today, from a resilient young woman whose stories explore what it means to survive in a city teeming with broken promises. “[A] pulsing debut . . . about what it means to fi...
Author: Albert Samaha | Narrator: Albert Samaha
Release Date: October 12, 2021
“Absolutely extraordinary...A landmark in the contemporary literature of the diaspora.” —Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror“If Concepcion were only about Samaha’s mother, it would already be wholly worthwhile. Bu...
Author: Qian Julie Wang | Narrator: Qian Julie Wang
Release Date: September 07, 2021
An incandescent memoir from an astonishing new talent, Beautiful Country puts readers in the shoes of an undocumented child living in poverty in the richest country in the world. "Extraordinary…Consider this remarkable memoir a new classi...
Author: Mitchel Lee | Narrator: Mitchel Lee
Release Date: August 17, 2021
How do you worship God even if life isn’t going the way you had hoped?  “Even If is not some bumper sticker to display, but a daring commitment to live.”—Kyle Idleman, senior pastor of Southeast Christian Church“I ...
Author: Michelle Zauner | Narrator: Michelle Zauner
Release Date: April 20, 2021
From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity.In...
Author: Mazie K. Hirono | Narrator: Mazie K. Hirono
Release Date: April 20, 2021
“Heart of Fire is a revelatory, evocative, deeply moving book.” —Washington Post“Amazing . . . a memoir I really loved.” —Secretary Hillary Clinton, “You and Me Both” podcast“A beautiful book.&rdq...
Author: Sonora Jha | Narrator: Sonora Jha
Release Date: April 06, 2021
A compelling story that will resonate with feminists who hope to change the world, one kind boy at a timeThis book is a true love letter, not only to Jha's own son but also to all of our sons and to the parents--especially mothers--who rais...
Author: Elizabeth Miki Brina | Narrator: Sachi Lovatt
Release Date: February 23, 2021
A “hauntingly beautiful memoir about family and identity” (NPR) and a young woman's journey to understanding her complicated parents—her mother an Okinawan war bride, her father a Vietnam veteran—and her own, fraught cultural ...
Author: Priyanka Chopra Jonas | Narrator: Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Release Date: February 09, 2021
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this thoughtful and revealing memoir, readers will accompany one of the world’s most recognizable women on her journey of self-discovery.“I have always felt that life is a solitary journey, that we are ...
Author: David Chang and Gabe Ulla | Narrator: David Chang
Release Date: September 08, 2020
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the chef behind Momofuku and star of Netflix’s Ugly Delicious—an intimate account of the making of a chef, the story of the modern restaurant world that he helped shape, and how he discovered that suc...
Author: Meredith Talusan | Narrator: Meredith Talusan
Release Date: May 26, 2020
Finalist for the 2021 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Nonfiction "Talusan sails past the conventions of trans and immigrant memoirs." --The New York Times Book Review"A ball of light hurled into the dark undertow of migration and survival....