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Author: Pamela Paul | Narrator: Lisa Flanagan
Release Date: October 26, 2021
The acclaimed editor of The New York Times Book Review takes readers on a nostalgic tour of the pre-Internet age, offering powerful insights into both the profound and the seemingly trivial things we've lost.Remember all those ingrained habits, cheri...
Author: Alyssa Milano | Narrator: Alyssa Milano
Release Date: October 26, 2021
Alyssa Milano’s sharply observed, uproarious, and deeply intimate ode to the life she has lived and the issues that matter most.   Alyssa Milano, actress and activist, delivers here a collection of powerful personal essays that get to the ...
Author: Daniel Sloss | Narrator: Daniel Sloss
Release Date: October 12, 2021
One of this generation's hottest and boldest young comedians presents a transgressive and hilarious analysis of all of our dysfunctional relationships, and attempts to point us in the vague direction of sanity.Daniel Sloss's stand-up comedy engages, ...
Author: Teju Cole | Narrator: Peter Jay Fernandez
Release Date: October 12, 2021
A blazingly intelligent first book of essays from the award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the ThiefNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYTime • The Guardian • Harper's Bazaar • San Francisco Chronicle &...
Author: Phoebe Robinson | Narrator: Phoebe Robinson
Release Date: September 28, 2021
“[A]nother hilarious essay collection from Phoebe Robinson.”—The New York Times Book Review“Strikes the perfect balance of brutally honest and laugh out loud funny. I didn’t want it to end.”—Mindy Kaling, New...
Twenty prizewinning stories selected from the thousands published in magazines over the previous year—continuing the O. Henry Prize's century-long tradition of literary excellence.Now entering its second century, the prestigious annual story an...
Author: Venita Blackburn | Narrator: Jamie K. Brown, Venita Blackburn, Angel Pean, Jamal Henderson and Tashi Thomas
Release Date: September 07, 2021
"How to Wrestle a Girl is a work of stunning grace and rhythm. In these stories Venita Blackburn reminds us she is a writer unlike any other, her stories propelled by voice and wit and harsh beauty." --Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, author of Fr...
Author: Maggie Nelson | Narrator: Gabra Zackman
Release Date: September 07, 2021
An expansive, exhilarating work of criticism by one of the most significant writers of our day.So often deployed as a jingoistic, even menacing rallying cry, or limited by a focus on passing moments of liberation, the rhetoric of freedom both rouses ...
Author: Randall Kennedy | Narrator: Ryan Vincent Anderson
Release Date: September 07, 2021
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • A collection of provocative essays exploring the key social justice issues of our time—from George Floyd to antiracism to inequality and the Supreme Court. Kennedy is "among the most in...
Author: James Whiteside | Narrator: James Whiteside
Release Date: August 17, 2021
“James Whiteside is an electrifying performer, an incredible athlete, and an artist, through and through.  To know James is to love him; with Center Center, you are about to fall in love.” —Jennifer Garner “A frank exam...
Author: Jaime Cortez | Narrator: Alejandro Ruiz
Release Date: August 17, 2021
The first ever collection of short stories by Jaime Cortez, Gordo is set in a migrant workers camp near Watsonville, California in the 1970s. A young, probably gay, boy named Gordo puts on a wrestler’s mask and throws fists with a boy...
Author: Maurice Carlos Ruffin | Narrator: Adam Alexi-Malle and Asia Rainey
Release Date: August 17, 2021
NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • A collection of raucous stories that offer a “vibrant and true mosaic” (The New York Times) of New Orleans, from the critically acclaimed author of We Cast a Shadow   SHORTLISTED FOR T...