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: 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: Lyn Liao Butler | Narrator: Natalie Naudus
Release Date: July 06, 2021
"The Tiger Mom's Tale is a heartfelt, delightful read. Lyn Liao Butler's story of Taiwanese and American identity had me turning pages and laughing (and drooling over the delicious descriptions of food)."—Charles Yu, author of Interior Chi...
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“A beautiful book.” —Trevor Noah, The Daily ShowThe intimate and inspiring life story of Mazie Hirono, the first Asian-American w...
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 searing, deeply candid memoir about 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 heritage.Elizabeth's mother was working as...
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...
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ISBN: 9780593208380
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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....
Author: Zara Houshmand and Tenzin Priyadarshi | Narrator: Tenzin Priyadarshi
Release Date: April 07, 2020
A revered Buddhist monk tells the bracing and beautiful story of a singular life compelled to contemplation, sharing lessons about the power of mentorship and an open mind    “A necessary and captivating narrative of spiritual courage...
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ISBN: 9780593105740
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Author: Ali Wong | Narrator: Ali Wong and Justin Hakuta
Release Date: October 15, 2019
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Ali Wong’s heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters (the two she put to work while they were still in utero) cover everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a...