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: 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
"[A] sparkling, revelatory memoir.” —Oprah Daily"A beautiful book." --Trevor Noah, The Daily ShowThe intimate and inspiring life story of Mazie Hirono, the first Asian-American woman and the only immigrant serving in the U.S. SenateM...
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 tha...
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...
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...
Author: Chanel Miller | Narrator: Chanel Miller
Release Date: September 24, 2019
Universally acclaimed, rapturously reviewed, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography, and an instant New York Times bestseller, Chanel Miller's breathtaking memoir "gives readers the privilege of knowing her not just as Emi...
Author: Kamala Harris | Narrator: Kamala Harris
Release Date: January 08, 2019
A New York Times bestsellerFrom Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, i...
Author: Alex Wagner | Narrator: Alex Wagner
Release Date: April 17, 2018
An acclaimed journalist travels the globe to solve the mystery of her ancestry, confronting the question at the heart of the American experience of immigration, race, and identity: Who are my people?“A thoughtful, beautiful meditation on what m...