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S4 E16: Sunita Puri, Oren Jay Sofer, and Serene Jones

In this episode, meet Sunita Puri, author of That Good Night; Oren Jay Sofer, author of Say What You Mean; and Serene Jones, author of Call It Grace. By sharing spiritual lessons and life skills, these authors aim to help listeners communicate their needs and achieve more meaningful lives. Plus, discover which author’s dream narrator is Bryan Cranston.

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S4 E15: Alex Kotlowitz, Jennifer Eberhardt, and Preet Bharara

In this episode, meet Alex Kotlowitz, author of An American Summer; Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt, author of Biased; and Preet Bharara, author of Doing Justice. These authors’ timely audiobooks explore the complex topics of violence, race, and criminal justice. Hear about the meaningful and influential interviews that contributed to these audiobooks, and how these personal stories and different perspectives can help us reflect on our own. Plus, find out which author was inspired, in part, by Tim O’Brien’s seminal book The Things They Carried.

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This Is the Author Helen Oyeyemi, Halle Butler, and Chris Bohjalian
S4 E14: Helen Oyeyemi, Halle Butler, and Chris Bohjalian

In this episode of This Is the Author, meet Helen Oyeyemi, author of Gingerbread; Halle Butler, author of The New Me; and Chris Bohjalian, author of Wingspan. It’s a rare treat when fiction authors step behind the mic to read their written words aloud—and, luckily, each of these authors had a blast! Plus, discover which famous (classic) author has the best gingerbread recipe.

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This Is the Author David Dean Bottrell, Laura Vanderkam, and Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin
S4 E13: David Dean Bottrell, Laura Vanderkam, and Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin

In this episode of This Is the Author, meet David Dean Bottrell, author of Working Actor; Laura Vanderkam, author of Juliet’s School of Possibilities; and Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, authors of The Home Edit. Whether it’s making a dream career come true, learning how to manage your time efficiently, or organizing your home, each of these authors wants to help make listeners lives’ easier. And catch which author had trouble pronouncing the word “Artists.”

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This Is the Author Amber Tamblyn, Laurie Halse Anderson, and Joan Chittister
S4 E12: Amber Tamblyn, Laurie Halse Anderson, and Joan Chittister

In this episode, meet Amber Tamblyn, author of Era of Ignition; Laurie Halse Anderson, author of SHOUT; and Joan Chittister, author of The Time is Now. Each of these women are contributing to and growing the conversations surrounding sexual assault, the power of the #metoo movement, and the importance of standing up for what we believe in. Plus, find out which of these impassioned activists wants the mighty Ruth Bader Ginsberg to narrate her audiobook.

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This Is the Author Jacob Tobia, Abby Maslin, and Andrew Rannells
S4 E11: Jacob Tobia, Abby Maslin, and Andrew Rannells

In this episode of This Is the Author, meet Jacob Tobia, author of Sissy; Abby Maslin, author of Love You Hard; and Andrew Rannells, author of Too Much is Not Enough. These illuminating memoirs explore topics such as the value of trans storytelling, a different kind of love story that’s far from a fairy tale, and early career wins that led to success on the stage and screen. They will assure listeners that they aren’t alone in their experiences. And guess which celebrity reader one author would have chosen to make their audiobook instantly sexy.

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