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Fear of Falling

by Barbara Ehrenreich, Carmela Marner & Molly Parker Myers 12/Twelve (January 07, 2020)

A brilliant and insightful exploration of the rise and fall of the American middle class by New York Times bestselling author, Barbara Ehrenreich.

One of Barbara Ehrenreich's most classic and prophetic works,...


Blood Rites

by Barbara Ehrenreich & Amy Landon 12/Twelve (January 07, 2020)

New York Times bestselling Barbara Ehrenreich confronts the mystery of the human attraction to violence.

A New York Times Notable Book

An ALA Notable Book

n BLOOD RITES, Barbara Ehrenreich confronts the mystery...


Nonconformity

by Nelson Algren, Richard Poe & Daniel Simon Blackstone Publishing (December 31, 2019)

The struggle to write with deep emotion is the subject of this extraordinary book, the previously unpublished credo of one of America's greatest twentieth-century writers.

"You don't write a novel out of sheer...


Coventry

by Rachel Cusk & Antonia Beamish Blackstone Publishing (December 31, 2019)

From Rachel Cusk, her first collection of essays about motherhood, marriage, feminism, and art

Rachel Cusk redrew the boundaries of fiction with the Outline trilogy, three "literary masterpieces" (Washington...


Apple, Tree

by Various Authors, Kyla Garcia, various narrators & Robin Miles et al. Blackstone Publishing (December 24, 2019)

It happens to us all: we think we've settled into an identity, a self, and then out of nowhere and with great force, the traces of our parents appear to us, in us--in mirrors, in gestures, in reaction and reactivity,...


It All Adds Up

by Saul Bellow & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (November 26, 2019)

In this collection of more than thirty essays, published in the New York Times, Esquire, and the New Republic, the vast range of Saul Bellow's nonfiction is made abundantly clear. In Bellow's capable hands,...


Little Weirds

by Jenny Slate Little, Brown (November 05, 2019)

Step into Jenny Slate's wild, unfiltered imagination in this "magical" (Mindy Kaling), "delicious" (Amy Sedaris), and "poignant" (John Mulaney) collection about love, heartbreak, and being alive -- "this book...


What Are We Doing Here?

by Marilynne Robinson & Carrington MacDuffie Blackstone Publishing (February 20, 2018)

Marilynne Robinson has plumbed the human spirit in her renowned novels, including Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Gilead, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics...


Cape Cod

by Henry David Thoreau & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (September 05, 2017)

Compiled from magazine articles published in the 1850s after his death, Cape Cod details several short trips Thoreau made to "the bare and bended arm ofMassachusetts" between 1849 and 1855. "He went to the Cape...


Fifty Poems of Emily Dickinson

by Emily Dickinson, Glenda Jackson, Stephanie Beacham & Meryl Streep et al. Raffin (July 11, 2017)

Four well-known actresses read these poems by one of the greatest American poets of the nineteenth century. Beginning always with particulars of personal experience, her poems encompass life and death, love...


Thoreau & Emerson

by Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson & Russ Barnett Blackstone Publishing (June 07, 2017)

The timeless wisdom of two of America's most celebrated philosophers is captured in this anthology containing selections from Thoreau's Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience and Emerson's Introduction...


Please Don't Eat the Daisies

by Jean Kerr & Marni Webb Blackstone Publishing (June 07, 2017)

This collection of essays observes the perils of motherhood, wifehood, selfhood, and other assorted challenges. Since its publication in 1957, it has sold millions of copies and has been adapted into a Broadway...


Frantumaglia

by Elena Ferrante, Hillary Huber & Ann Goldstein Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2016)

Frantumaglia invites listeners into Elena Ferrante's workshop. It offers a glimpse into the drawers of her writing desk, those drawers from which emerged her three early stand-alone novels and the four installments...


Vanity Fair: November 2016 Issue

by Vanity Fair & various narrators Vanity Fair (October 04, 2016)

Hello, Benedict! How England's accidental sex symbol became America's newest superhero.

Plus:Obama's exit interviewGraydon Carter on Donald Trump, the Ugly American.The rise and fall of Johnny ManzielScenes from...


Vanity Fair: October 2016 Issue

by Vanity Fair & various narrators Vanity Fair (September 06, 2016)

Exclusive! Bruce Springsteen bares his soul and art in an astonishing new memoir.

Plus...William Langewiesche on the Internet's darkest cornersThe outrageous fortune of Sir Phillip GreenInside a Silicon Valley...


Vanity Fair: August-September 2016 Issue

by Vanity Fair & various narrators Vanity Fair (September 06, 2016)

Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first...


Vanity Fair: September 2016 Issue

by Vanity Fair & various narrators Vanity Fair (August 02, 2016)

Alicia Vikander is our September Issue cover girl: winning an Oscar, falling in love with a co-star, and that's just for starters!

Plus: Ingrid Sischy on the shop that defined 80s style The making of Boyz N...


Vanity Fair: April-June 2016 Issue

by Vanity Fair & various narrators Vanity Fair (July 05, 2016)

Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first...


Vanity Fair: August 2016 Issue

by Vanity Fair & various narrators Vanity Fair (July 05, 2016)

It's the summer of Margot Robbie! Listen to how the sexy femme fatale from The Wolf of Wall Street became the new queen of blockbusters.

Plus Special report: Bill Cosby horror storiesThe real reason Trump won't...


E. B. White on Dogs

by E. B. White, Malcolm Hillgartner & Martha White Blackstone Publishing (July 05, 2016)

E. B. White is best known for his children's books, such as Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan. A columnist for the New Yorker for over half a century and co-author of The Elements of...


Essays of E. B. White

by E. B. White & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (June 07, 2016)

Legendary author and essayist E. B. White writes, "The essayist is a self-liberated man, sustained by the childish belief that everything he thinks about, everything that happens to him, is of general interest."...


Vanity Fair: Summer 2016 Issue

by Vanity Fair & various narrators Vanity Fair (May 03, 2016)

It's a royal rendezvous for Vanity Fair's Summer issue! Ahead of the Queen's 90th birthday, read three intimate reminiscences of her inner majesty, a chronicle of Prince Charlotte's first year, and about her...


Here Is New York

by E. B. White, Malcolm Hillgartner & Roger Angell Blackstone Publishing (May 03, 2016)

Perceptive, funny, and nostalgic, E. B. White's stroll around Manhattan remains the quintessential love letter to the city, written by one of America's foremost literary figures. The New York Times named Here...


Vanity Fair: January-March 2016 Issue

by Vanity Fair & various narrators Vanity Fair (April 05, 2016)

Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first...


Vanity Fair: May 2016 Issue

by Vanity Fair & various narrators Vanity Fair (April 05, 2016)

Special Sisters Issue with America's kid sister, Amy Schumer! She's smart, funny, and loyal--so why is she such a lightning rod?

Plus: Love stories (and even some hate stories) from high-profile sisters The...


Vanity Fair: April 2016 Issue

by Vanity Fair & various narrators Vanity Fair (March 01, 2016)

Becoming Meryl Streep: how personal tragedy and offscreen battles fueled the multiple Academy Award winner's breakthrough performance

Plus:On the road with the Rolling StonesAl Sharpton on the election and the...


Vanity Fair: March 2016 Issue

by Vanity Fair & various narrators Vanity Fair (February 23, 2016)

Jennifer Garner on the rebound! The actress opens up about men, Ben, and why her kids--not their nanny--are her focus.

Plus:The cheating allegations rocking the Bridge worldNew England's newest prep-school sex...


Vanity Fair: 2016 Hollywood Issue

by Vanity Fair & various narrators Vanity Fair (February 02, 2016)

Introducing Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue, featuring Elizabeth Banks, Samuel L. Jackson, Kathleen Kennedy, and more!

Plus:Behind the scenes of our star-studded coverFrancis Ford Coppola's next actThe million-dollar...


Vanity Fair: September-December 2015 Issue

by Vanity Fair & various narrators Vanity Fair (January 05, 2016)

Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first...


Vanity Fair: February 2016 Issue

by Vanity Fair & various narrators Vanity Fair (January 05, 2016)

Don't mess with Megyn Kelly! Meet Fox News's brightest star, skillfully skewering G.O.P. windbags, including one Donald Trump.

In this Issue:Is Martin Shkreli evil or just misunderstood?Secrets of Hillary's...


Nothing but the Dead and Dying

by Ryan W. Bradley, Elijah Alexander & Tamara Marston Blackstone Publishing (December 02, 2015)

A woman flees the hospital even as her infant son is breathing his last breaths. An aging construction worker comes to grips with the end of the only life he's ever known. A deadbeat father meets his son for...


Vanity Fair: January 2016 Issue

by Vanity Fair & various narrators Vanity Fair (December 01, 2015)

Happy Hunkidays! Get to know Chris Hemsworth, Hollywood's state-of-the-art movie star, in Vanity Fair's Holiday Issue cover story.

In this issue:Michael Lewis revisits HollywoodJessica Alba on her "Honest" EmpireWilliam...


Vanity Fair: December 2015 Issue

by Vanity Fair & various narrators Vanity Fair (November 03, 2015)

FREE DOWNLOAD: DONALD TRUMP'S HAIR SPEAKS!

In this issue: Editor's Letter: Graydon Carter's introduction to the November issue All about Bill Murray's Netflix Christmas special Dispatches from Miami Beach, London,...


Vanity Fair: November 2015 Issue

by Vanity Fair & various narrators Vanity Fair (October 06, 2015)

FREE EXTRA: Download the audio version of our November cover story on Rihanna.

In this issue: Editor's Letter: Graydon Carter's introduction to the November issue Rihanna opens up about music, sex, and Chris...


My Southern Journey

by Rick Bragg Blackstone Publishing (September 15, 2015)

From celebrated New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Rick Bragg, comes a poignant and wryly funny collection of essays on life in the South.

Keenly observed and written with his...


Vanity Fair: October 2015 Issue

by Vanity Fair & various narrators Vanity Fair (September 01, 2015)

FREE EXTRA: Download the audio version of our cover story on Mark Zuckerberg, featuring an exclusive interview with writer Max Chafkin.What it's like to wear the RiftHow the investment stacks upWhat to expect...


Vanity Fair: May-August 2015 Issue

by Vanity Fair, Graydon Carter & various narrators Vanity Fair (September 01, 2015)

Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first...


Browsings

by Michael Dirda & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (August 15, 2015)

From Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic Michael Dirda comes a collection of his most personal and engaging essays on the literary life—the perfect companion for any lover of books.

Michael Dirda has been hailed...


Vanity Fair: September 2015 Issue

by Vanity Fair & various narrators Vanity Fair (August 04, 2015)

FREE EXTRA: Download the audio version of our cover story on Taylor Swift, featuring an exclusive interview with VF.com staff writer Josh Duboff. Download the story here: http://bit.ly/1HE60Av Which TV drama...


Expanded Universe, Vol. 2

by Robert A. Heinlein & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (July 14, 2015)

For the millions of Heinlein fans around the world comes a guided tour through the thoughts and insights of "one of the most influential writers in American literature" (New York Times Book Review).

Robert A....


Vanity Fair: August 2015 Issue

by Vanity Fair & various narrators Vanity Fair (July 07, 2015)

Listen to Vanity Fair on the goGet the latest issue as it hits newsstandsBuy a single issue or subscribe

Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter...


The Best of Chatting Up a Storm

by Claudia Cragg & Joe Bevilacqua BearManor Media (June 23, 2015)

Russell Banks, Garrison Keillor, and Dave Isay are among those heard on Chatting Up a Storm, Vol. 1, a distillation of the best broadcast interviews by journalist Claudia Cragg, with thinkers, authors, and change-makers...


Expanded Universe, Vol. 1

by Robert A. Heinlein & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (June 09, 2015)

Robert A. Heinlein has been hailed as one of the most forward-thinking science fiction writers of all time, and Expanded Universe (presented in two volumes) offers the perfect collection of his works to provide...


Context

by Cory Doctorow & Paul Michael Garcia Blackstone Publishing (June 02, 2015)

One of the web's mostcelebrated high-tech culture mavens returns with this second collection ofessays and polemics. Discussing complex topics in an accessible manner, CoryDoctorow's visions of a future where...


Vanity Fair: July 2015 Issue

by Vanity Fair & various narrators Vanity Fair (June 02, 2015)

Listen to Vanity Fair on the goGet the latest issue as it hits newsstandsBuy a single issue or subscribe

Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter...


Vanity Fair: June 2015 Issue

by Vanity Fair, Graydon Carter & various narrators Vanity Fair (May 05, 2015)

Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first...


Vanity Fair: January-April 2015 Issue

by Vanity Fair, Graydon Carter & various narrators Vanity Fair (May 05, 2015)

Listen to Vanity Fair on the goGet the latest issue as it hits newsstandsBuy a single issue or subscribe

Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter...


Vanity Fair: May 2015 Issue

by Vanity Fair, Graydon Carter & various narrators Vanity Fair (April 07, 2015)

Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first...


There Is Simply Too Much to Think About

by Saul Bellow, Malcolm Hillgartner & Benjamin Taylor Blackstone Publishing (March 31, 2015)

A sweeping collection and a tribute to one of the mostinfluential, daring, and visionary minds of the twentieth century

The year 2015 marks several literary milestones: thecentennial of Saul Bellow's birth, the...


Vanity Fair: April 2015 Issue

by Vanity Fair, Graydon Carter & various narrators Vanity Fair (March 06, 2015)

Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first...