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The Fragile Earth

by David Remnick, Henry Finder, Kaleo Griffith & Gabra Zackman et al. HarperAudio (October 06, 2020)

A New York Times New & Noteworthy Book

One of the Daily Beast?s 5 Essential Books to Read Before the Election

A collection of the New Yorker?s groundbreaking reporting from the front lines of climate change?including...


The Writer's Library

White Hot Light

by Frank Huyler & Gary Bennett HarperAudio (August 25, 2020)

Another "pitch-perfect book of short essays" (New York Times Book Review) from the acclaimed author of Blood of Strangers, this one exploring the contemporary practice of medicine from the perspective of a doctor...


Appalachian Fall

My Life as a Villainess

by Laura Lippman HarperAudio (August 04, 2020)

New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman, a journalist for many years, collects here her recent essays exploring motherhood as an older mom, her life as a reader, her relationships with her parents,...


Unspeakable Acts

by Sarah Weinman, Gabra Zackman & Graham Halstead HarperAudio (July 28, 2020)

A brilliant anthology of modern true-crime writing that illustrates the appeal of this powerful and popular genre, edited and curated by Sarah Weinman, the award-winning author of The Real Lolita

The appeal of...


Weird but Normal

by Mia Mercado HarperAudio (May 19, 2020)

Birth control. Body hair removal cream. Boobs. It's all weird, but also pretty normal.

Navigating racial identity, gender roles, workplace dynamics, and beauty standards, Mia Mercado's hilarious essay collection...


Madame Clairevoyant's Guide to the Stars

by Claire Comstock-Gay & Lori Prince HarperAudio (April 21, 2020)

A soulful exploration of the twelve astrological signs embodied by our living "stars"--from divas to philosophers, poets to punks--and the ways they can help us better understand ourselves and each other, from...


Sensuous Knowledge

by Minna Salami & Robin Miles HarperAudio (March 31, 2020)

The creator of the internationally popular, multiple award-winning blog MsAfropolitan applies an Africa-centered feminist sensibility to issues of racism and sexism, challenging our illusions about oppression...


One Hundred Daffodils

by Rebecca Winn Grand Central Publishing (March 24, 2020)

With the observational eye of a John Muir-like naturalist and a keenly insightful take on nature's ability to heal, One Hundred Daffodils is a contemporary-yet-timeless story of a woman's search for meaning,...


Had I Known

by Barbara Ehrenreich & Suzanne Toren 12/Twelve (March 24, 2020)

A new selection of the most provocative, incendiary, and career-making pieces by bestselling author, essayist, political activist, and "veteran muckraker" (The New Yorker) Barbara Ehrenreich.

A self-proclaimed...


Pretty Bitches

by Lizzie Skurnick, Carolyne Leys, Andrea Lopez & Shana Small et al. Seal Press (March 03, 2020)

These empowering essays from leading women writers examine the power of the gendered language that is used to diminish women -- and imagine a more liberated world.

Words matter. They wound, they inflate, they...


Bluets

by Maggie Nelson Blackstone Publishing (January 28, 2020)


Colonize This!

by Kristyl Dawn Tift, Staci Mitchell, Ariana Delawari & Sharmila Devar et al. Seal Press (January 28, 2020)

Newly revised and updated, this landmark anthology offers gripping portraits of American life as seen through the eyes of young women of color

It has been decades since women of color first turned feminism upside...


Fight of the Century

by Michael Chabon, Ayelet Waldman & an All Star Cast Simon & Schuster Audio (January 21, 2020)

To mark its 100-year anniversary, the American Civil Liberties Union partners with award-winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman to bring together many of our greatest living writers, each contributing...


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

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...


How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

by Alexander Chee & Daniel K. Isaac Blackstone Publishing (December 04, 2018)

An essay collection exploring his education as a man, writer, and activist--and how we form our identities in life and in art.

As a novelist, Alexander Chee has been described as "masterful" by Roxane Gay, "incendiary"...


How to be Alone

by Lane Moore Simon & Schuster Audio (November 06, 2018)

The former Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan and host of the wildly popular comedy show Tinder Live with Lane Moore presents her poignant, funny, and deeply moving first book.

Lane Moore is a rare performer...


Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know

by Colm Toibin Simon & Schuster Audio (October 30, 2018)

From the multiple award-winning author of The Master and Brooklyn, an illuminating look at Irish culture, history, and literature through the lives of the fathers of three of Ireland’s greatest writers--Oscar...


Richard Jewell

by Marie Brenner Simon & Schuster Audio (October 23, 2018)

Now a major film from Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood--starring Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde, and Paul Walter Hauser!

This collection of captivating profiles from Vanity Fair...


The Reckonings

by Lacy M. Johnson & Candace Thaxton Simon & Schuster Audio (October 09, 2018)

“Unflinching and honest…both timely and timeless” (Houston Chronicle), this extraordinary collection of essays by the award-winning writer of The Other Side--rooted in her own experience with sexual assault--pursues...


Ruthless

by Marie Brenner Simon & Schuster Audio (August 21, 2018)

One of the most prolific and influential investigative journalists of her generation, Marie Brenner has brought countless fascinating people--politicians, activists, journalists, and private citizens--to life...


Risk!

by A. J. Jacobs, Aisha Tyler, Others & Sarah Mollo-Christensen et al. Hachette Book Group (July 17, 2018)

A diverse collection of uncensored, confessional, and at times outrageously funny essays about coming of age, coming out, and the wildest experiences that define us.

Collecting the most celebrated stories from...


Notes from a Public Typewriter

by Roxana Ortega, Ron Butler, Michael Gustafson & Christine Lakin et al. Grand Central Publishing (June 19, 2018)

A collection of confessional, hilarious, heartbreaking notes written anonymously on a public typewriter for fans of PostSecret and Other People's Love Letters.

When Michael Gustafson and his wife Hilary opened...


Shapeshifters

by Gavin Francis & Thomas Judd Hachette Book Group (June 05, 2018)

From birth to death, a lyrical exploration of the role of transformation in human life

To be alive is to be in perpetual metamorphosis: growing, healing, learning, aging. In Shapeshifters, physician and writer...


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...


I Wrote This Book Because I Love You

by Tim Kreider Simon & Schuster Audio (February 06, 2018)

*A People Top 10 Book of 2018*

The New York Times essayist and author of We Learn Nothing, Tim Kreider trains his singular power of observation on his (often befuddling) relationships with women.

Psychologists...


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...


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)

The writer known as Elena Ferrante has taken pains to hide her identity in the hope that readers would focus on her body of work. But in this volume, she invites us into her workshop and offers a glimpse into...


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...


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...


Far and Away

by Andrew Solomon Simon & Schuster Audio (April 19, 2016)

From the winner of the National Book Award and the National Books Critics' Circle Award--and one of the most original thinkers of our time--"Andrew Solomon's magisterial Far and Away collects a quarter-century...


Your Song Changed My Life

by Bob Boilen HarperAudio (April 12, 2016)

From the beloved host and creator of NPR's All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concerts comes an essential oral history of modern music, told in the voices of iconic and up-and-coming musicians, including...


CRUSH

by Cathy Alter, Dave Singleton, Kaleo Griffith & Lynde Houck HarperAudio (April 05, 2016)

A star-studded collection of essays from acclaimed and bestselling authors and celebrities that illuminates the lasting power of desire and longing, and celebrates our initiation into the euphoria, pain, and...


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...