Personal Memoirs

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A Fine Romance

A Fine Romance

by Candice Bergen

In the follow-up to Knock Wood—her bestselling “engaging, intelligent, and wittily self-deprecating autobiography” (The New York Times)—Candice Bergen shares the big events: her marriage to a famous French director, the birth o...

Narrator: Candice Bergen
Published: 04/07/2015
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Believer

Believer

by David Axelrod

“A stout defense—indeed, the best I have read—of the Obama years.”—New York Times Book Review A New York Times bestseller. David Axelrod has always been a believer. Whether as a young journalist investigating ci...

Narrator: David Axelrod
Published: 02/10/2015
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Wild

Wild

by Cheryl Strayed

Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection.A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again. At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she...

Narrator: Bernadette Dunne
Published: 03/20/2012
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It Was Me All Along

It Was Me All Along

by Andie Mitchell

A heartbreakingly honest, endearing memoir of incredible weight loss by a young food blogger who battles body image issues and overcomes food addiction to find self-acceptance. All her life, Andie Mitchell had eaten lustily and mindlessly. Food w...

Narrator: Andie Mitchell
Published: 01/06/2015
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Not My Fathers Son

Not My Father's Son

by Alan Cumming

Dark, painful memories can be like a cage. Or, in the case of Alan Cumming, they can be packed away in a box, stuck in the attic to be forgotten. Until one day the box explodes and all the memories flood back in horrible detail. Alan Cumming grew up ...

Narrator: Alan Cumming
Published: 10/07/2014
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Not That Kind of Girl

Not That Kind of Girl

by Lena Dunham

For readers of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, poignant, and extremely frank collection of personal essays confirms Lena Dunham—the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO’s Girls—as one of the brightes...

Narrator: Lena Dunham
Published: 09/30/2014
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Etched in Sand

Etched in Sand

by Regina Calcaterra

In this story of perseverance in the face of adversity, Regina Calcaterra recounts her childhood in foster care and on the streets—and how she and her savvy crew of homeless siblings managed to survive years of homelessness, abandonment, and ab...

Narrator: Regina Calcaterra
Published: 11/05/2013
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Everybodys Got Something

Everybody's Got Something

by Robin Roberts

"Regardless of how much money you have, your race, where you live, what religion you follow, you are going through something. Or you already have or you will. As momma always said, "Everybody's got something." So begins beloved Good Morning America a...

Narrator: Robin Roberts
Published: 04/22/2014
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Thrive

Thrive

by Arianna Huffington

In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world.   Arianna Huffington's personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash ...

Narrator: Agapi Stassinopoul...
Published: 03/25/2014
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Duty

Duty

by Robert M Gates

From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.When Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House, he thought he’d lon...

Narrator: George Newbern
Published: 01/14/2014
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Glitter and Glue

Glitter and Glue

by Kelly Corrigan

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A memoir from the author of The Middle Place about mothers and daughters—a bond that can be nourishing, exasperating, and occasionally divine.  When Kelly Corrigan was...

Narrator: Kelly Corrigan
Published: 02/04/2014
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I Am Malala

I Am Malala

by Malala Yousafzai

A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE As seen on Netflix with David Letterman"I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday."When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in P...

Narrator: Archie Panjabi
Published: 10/08/2013
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Orange Is the New Black

Orange Is the New Black

by Piper Kerman

A compelling, often hilarious, and unfailingly compassionate portrait of life inside a women's prison, Orange Is the New Black tells Piper Kerman's dramatic story of her fifteen months behind bars.

Narrator: Cassandra Campbell...
Published: 06/11/2012
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Until I Say GoodBye

Until I Say Good-Bye

by Susan Spencer-Wendel

In June 2011, Susan Spencer-Wendel learned she had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)—Lou Gehrig's disease—an irreversible condition that systematically destroys the nerves that power the muscles. She was forty-four years old, with a...

Narrator: Karen White
Published: 03/12/2013
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The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle

by Jeannette Walls

  Topics & Questions for Discussion   1. Though The Glass Castle is brimming with unforgettable stories, which scenes were the most memorable for you? Which were the most shocking, the most inspiring, the funniest?   2. Discuss...

Narrator: Jeannette Walls
Published: 09/15/2010
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Troublemaker

Troublemaker

by Leah Remini

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An eye-opening, no-holds-barred memoir about life in the Church of Scientology by the outspoken actress and star of the A&E docuseries Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath   Leah Remini has never...

Narrator: Leah Remini
Published: 11/03/2015
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When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air

by Paul Kalanithi

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • For readers of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Anne Lamott, this inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an ...

Narrator: Abraham Verghese
Published: 01/19/2016
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Shoe Dog

Shoe Dog

by Phil Knight

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s m...

Narrator: Norbert Leo Butz
Published: 04/26/2016
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The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

The Girl with the Lower Back Tatt...

by Amy Schumer

“Amy’s got your back. She’s in your corner. She’s an honesty bomb. And she’s coming for you.” —Actress Tilda Swinton and Trainwreck co-star The Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star of Inside...

Narrator: Amy Schumer
Published: 08/16/2016
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Lean In

Lean In

by Sheryl Sandberg

The #1 international best seller In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg reignited the conversation around women in the workplace.Sandberg is chief operating officer of Facebook and coauthor of Option B with Adam Grant. In 2010, she gave an electrifyin...

Narrator: Elisa Donovan
Published: 03/11/2013
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The Mother of Black Hollywood

The Mother of Black Hollywood

by Jenifer Lewis

AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award WinnerThe "Mega Diva" and legendary star of Black-ish looks back on her memorable journey to fame and the unforgettable life lessons she learned along the way.Jenifer Lewis keeps it real in this provocative and touc...

Narrator: Jenifer Lewis
Published: 11/14/2017
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Becoming

Becoming

by Michelle Obama

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States   In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of t...

Narrator: Michelle Obama
Published: 11/13/2018
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Option B

Option B

by Sheryl Sandberg

#1 New York Times Best SellerNamed a Best Book of 2017 by Barnes & Noble and Amazon From Facebook’s COO and Wharton’s top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and...

Narrator: Elisa Donovan
Published: 04/24/2017
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Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer)#1 NEW YOR...

Narrator: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Published: 07/14/2015
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This Life I Live

This Life I Live

by Rory Feek

**NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**Her story. His story. The love story of Joey and Rory.By inviting so many into the final months of Joey’s life as she battled cancer, Joey and Rory Feek captured hearts around the world with how they handled the diag...

Narrator: Rory Feek
Published: 02/14/2017
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Love Warrior

Love Warrior

by Glennon Doyle

The Newest Oprah Bookclub 2016 SelectionThe highly anticipated new memoir by bestselling author Glennon Doyle Melton tells the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage.Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to f...

Narrator: Glennon Doyle
Published: 09/06/2016
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Talking as Fast as I Can

Talking as Fast as I Can

by Lauren Graham

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this collection of personal essays, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood reveals stories about life, love, and working as a woman in Hollywood—along with behind-the-scenes dispatches from the set o...

Narrator: Lauren Graham
Published: 11/29/2016
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Were Going to Need More Wine

We're Going to Need More Wine

by Gabrielle Union

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary WorkNamed a Best Book of the Year by The RootChosen by Emma Straub as a Best New Celebrity Memoir“A book of essays as raw and honest as anyone has ever produc...

Narrator: Gabrielle Union
Published: 10/17/2017
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Scrappy Little Nobody

Scrappy Little Nobody

by Anna Kendrick

A collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect.“I’m excited to publish my first book, and because I get uncomfortable when people have high expectations, ...

Narrator: Anna Kendrick
Published: 11/15/2016
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A Life in Parts

A Life in Parts

by Bryan Cranston

A poignant, intimate, funny, inspiring memoir—both a coming-of-age story and a meditation on creativity, devotion, and craft—from Bryan Cranston, beloved and acclaimed star of one of history’s most successful TV shows, Breaking Bad.B...

Narrator: Bryan Cranston
Published: 10/11/2016
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The Other Wes Moore

The Other Wes Moore

by Wes Moore

Two kids with the same name lived in the same decaying city. One went on to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison. Here is the story of two boys and the j...

Narrator: Wes Moore
Published: 04/27/2010
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Bare Bones

Bare Bones

by Bobby Bones

A touching, funny, heart-wrenching, and triumphant memoir from one of the biggest names in radio, the host of The Bobby Bones Show, one of the most listened-to drive time morning radio shows in the nation.Growing up poor in Mountain Pine, Arkansas, w...

Narrator: Bobby Bones
Published: 05/17/2016
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Every Man in This Village is a Liar

Every Man in This Village is a Li...

by Megan K. Stack

A shattering account of war and disillusionment from a young woman reporter on the front lines of the war on terror. A few weeks after the planes crashed into the World Trade Center on 9/11, journalist Megan K. Stack, a  twenty-five-year-old nati...

Narrator: Dana Green
Published: 06/15/2010
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The Game

The Game

by Neil Strauss

Nearly every major city in the world has them: hidden underground seduction lairs where men gather to trade the most devastatingly effective techniques ever invented to seduce women.This is not fiction.For two years, bestselling author Neil Strauss l...

Narrator: Neil Strauss
Published: 06/16/2009
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Everything Happens for a Reason

Everything Happens for a Reason

by Kate Bowler

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A meditation on sense-making when there’s no sense to be made, on letting go when we can’t hold on, and on being unafraid even when we’re terrified.”—Lucy Kalanithi  &ldqu...

Narrator: Kate Bowler
Published: 02/06/2018
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Angelas Ashes

Angela's Ashes

by Frank McCourt

"When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and wor...

Narrator: Frank McCourt
Published: 10/01/1997
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Capital Gaines

Capital Gaines

by Chip Gaines

“National Bestseller—New York Times, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Wall Street Journal”The funny and talented Chip Gaines is well known to millions of people as a TV star, renovation expert, bestselling author, husband to...

Narrator: Chip Gaines
Published: 10/17/2017
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Eat Pray Love

Eat, Pray, Love

by Elizabeth Gilbert

A transformational journey through Italy, India, and Bali searching for pleasure and devotion—the massive bestseller from the author of The Signature of All Things This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and...

Narrator: Elizabeth Gilbert
Published: 02/16/2006
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Lets Pretend This Never Happened

Let's Pretend This Never Happened...

by Jenny Lawson

From the New York Times–bestselling author of Furiously Happy. When Jenny Lawson was little, all she ever wanted was to fit in. That dream was cut short by her fantastically unbalanced father and a morbidly eccentric childhood. It did,...

Narrator: Jenny Lawson
Published: 04/17/2012
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Between Breaths

Between Breaths

by Elizabeth Vargas

Beloved former ABC 20/20 anchor Elizabeth Vargas reveals her alcohol addiction and anxiety disorder in a shockingly honest and emotional memoir. Winner of the Books for a Better Life Award in the First Book categoryInstant New York Times and USA Toda...

Narrator: Elizabeth Vargas
Published: 09/13/2016
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Youre Never Weird on the Internet Almost

You're Never Weird on the Interne...

by Felicia Day

In the tradition of #Girlboss and Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?—a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir from online entertainment mogul, actress, and “queen of the geeks,” Felicia Day, about her unusual upbri...

Narrator: Felicia Day
Published: 08/11/2015
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Wishful Drinking

Wishful Drinking

by Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher reads her New York Times Bestselling Memoir! Finally, after four hit novels, Carrie Fisher comes clean (well, sort of) with the crazy truth that is her life in her first-ever memoir. In Wishful Drinking, adapted from her one-woman stag...

Narrator: Carrie Fisher
Published: 02/17/2009
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The Polygamists Daughter

The Polygamists Daughter

by Anna LeBaron

My father had more than fifty children. So begins the haunting memoir of Anna LeBaron, daughter of the notorious polygamist and murderer Ervil LeBaron. With her father wanted by the FBI for killing anyone who tried to leave his cult?a radical branch ...

Narrator: Anna LeBaron
Published: 03/21/2017
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In Pieces

In Pieces

by Sally Field

In this intimate, haunting literary memoir read by the author, an American icon tells her story for the first time, and in her own gorgeous words - about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emo...

Narrator: Sally Field
Published: 09/18/2018
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Around the Way Girl

Around the Way Girl

by Taraji P. Henson

Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson reads her inspiring and funny book about family, friends, the hustle required to make it from DC to Hollywood, and the joy of living in your own truth.With a sensibility that recalls her b...

Narrator: Taraji P. Henson
Published: 10/11/2016
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Settle for More

Settle for More

by Megyn Kelly

Anchor of the number one news show on cable, The Kelly File, Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly writes her much anticipated book, a revealing and surprising memoir detailing her rise as one of the most respected journalists working today. From the values...

Narrator: Megyn Kelly
Published: 11/15/2016
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Pieces of My Mother

Pieces of My Mother

by Melissa Cistaro

This provocative, poignant memoir of a daughter whose mother left her behind by choice begs the question: Are we destined to make the same mistakes as our parents? One summer, Melissa Cistaros mother drove off without explanation. Devastated, Melissa...

Narrator: Angela Brazil
Published: 05/05/2015
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Ruined

Ruined

by Ruth Everhart

It happened on a Sunday night, even though Id been a good girl and gone to church that morning. One brisk November evening during her senior year at a small midwestern Christian college, two armed intruders broke into the house Ruth Everhart shared w...

Narrator: Pamela Almand
Published: 12/06/2016
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Where the Light Gets In

Where the Light Gets In

by Kimberly Williams-Paisl...

Many know Kimberly Williams-Paisley as the bride in the popular Steve Martin remakes of the Father of the Bride movies, the calculating Peggy Kenter on Nashville, or the wife of country megastar Brad Paisley. But in 2014, Williams-Paisley revealed a t...

Narrator: Kimberly Williams-...
Published: 04/05/2016
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Nevertheless

Nevertheless

by Alec Baldwin

One of the most accomplished and outspoken actors today chronicles the highs and lows of his life in this beautifully written, candid memoir.Over the past three decades, Alec Baldwin has established himself as one of Hollywood’s most gifted, hi...

Narrator: Alec Baldwin
Published: 04/04/2017
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