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Dreams from my father

Barack Obama

Includes the senator's speech from the 2004 Democratic National Convention! In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his li...

Abridged CD
Published: May 2005

Teacher Man: A Memoir

Frank McCourt

The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Angela's Ashes describes his coming of age as a teacher, storyteller, and writer, a personal journey during which he spent fifteen years finding his voice in ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2005

Clapton: The Autobiography

Eric Clapton

“I found a pattern in my behavior that had been repeating itself for years, decades even. Bad choices were my specialty, and if something honest and decent came along, I would shun it or run the other way.”With striking in...

Abridged CD
Published: Oct 2007

Wilson

A. Scott Berg

In the tradition of Truman, John Adams, and Team of Rivals, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning biographer of Charles Lindbergh, Maxwell Perkins, and Samuel Goldwyn sheds new light on a president and his presidency in a...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2013

Angela's Ashes: A Memoir

Frank McCourt

Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood,' writes Frank McCourt in Angela's Ashes. 'Worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.' Welcome, then, to the pinnacle of the miserable Irish Catho...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2005

Here If You Need Me: A Memoir

Kate Braestrup

When the oldest of Kate Braestrup's four children was ten years old, her husband, a Maine state trooper, was killed in a car accident. Stunned and grieving, she decided to pursue her husband's dream of becoming a Unitarian minister,...

Abridged CD
Published: Aug 2007

Jarhead

Anthony Swofford

A memoir of the Gulf War by a front-line infantry Marine recounts his struggles with the conflict on the front lines, his girlfriend's infidelity, his battles with fear and suicide, his brushes with death, and his identity as a soldie...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2005

Charlie Wilson's War Abridged

George Crile

This investigative report on the secret CIA operations during the 1980s Russia-Afghanistan war tells of the billion-dollar-a-year effort to arm, supply, and train the Afghan resistance, and to maintain relations in the region--all cen...

Abridged CD
Published: Aug 2005

Things I Overheard While Talking to M...

Alan Alda

On the heels of his acclaimed memoir, Never Have Your Dog Stuffed, beloved actor and bestselling author Alan Alda has written Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself, an insightful and funny look at some of the impossible questions...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2007

Crashing Through: A Story of Risk, Ad...

Robert Kurson

In his critically acclaimed bestseller Shadow Divers, Robert Kurson explored the depths of history, friendship, and compulsion. Now Kurson returns with another thrilling adventure–the stunning true story of one man’s heroi...

Abridged CD
Published: May 2007

The Tender Bar: A Memoir

J. R. Moehringer

In a memoir of growing up with a single mother, the author describes how he received valuable life lessons and friendship from an assortment of characters at the neighborhood bar, who provided him with a kind of fatherhood by committe...

Abridged CD
Published: Sep 2005

James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories

James Herriot

In this very special collection of favorite stories about dogs great and small, James Herriot tells us about his own dogs and all the wonderful people and animals we have come to love so much. Fifty memorable tales move us to both lau...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2004

The Long Run: One Man's Attempt to Re...

Matthew Long

New York City firefighter's emotional and inspiring memoir of learning to run again after a debilitating accident, based on the wildly popular March 2009 piece in Runner's WorldOn the morning of December 22, 2005, Matt Long was cyclin...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2010

Fresh Air

Terry Gross

Exhilarating, thought-provoking interviews from the Peabody Award-winning public radio show. 'Fresh Air with Terry Gross,' the award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular pro...

Abridged CD
Published: Nov 2005

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in t...

Anthony Bourdain

In this tough, candid memoir, Anthony Bourdain, who has been a chef at several well-known restaurants, takes the reader backstage to reveal the secrets of restaurant kitchens--some of them not so appetizing, most of them hilarious, al...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2005

Symptoms of Withdrawal

Christopher Kennedy Lawford

Born into enormous privilege as well as burdened by gut-wrenching family tragedy, Christopher Kennedy Lawford now shares his life story, offering a rare glimpse into the private worlds of both Washington politics and the Hollywood el...

Abridged CD
Published: Oct 2005

Learning to Sing

CLAY AIKEN

Clay Aiken's interest in music began early with the usual round of local amateur productions in his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina. However, second place in the final of the popular TV talent show AMERICAN IDOL, together with h...

Abridged CD
Published: Nov 2004

Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitc...

Bill Buford

From one of our most interesting literary figures – former editor of Granta, former fiction editor at The New Yorker, acclaimed author of Among the Thugs – a sharp, funny, exuberant, close-up account of his headlong plunge into th...

Abridged CD
Published: May 2006

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Othe...

Alan Alda

Alan Alda's autobiography travels a path less taken. Instead of a sensationalist, name-dropping page-turner, Alda writes about his life as a memory play, an exercise in recollecting his childhood, his parents (dad Robert was a veteran...

Abridged CD
Published: Sep 2005

The Beatles: The Biography

Bob Spitz

Challenging popular myths attributed to the Beatles, an extensively researched band portrait traces their individual experiences of rising from young, angry rock-and-roll musicians to fame; in an account that endeavors to provide bala...

Abridged CD
Published: Nov 2005

The Prince of Frogtown

Rick Bragg

In this final volume of the beloved American saga that began with All Over but the Shoutin' and continued with Ava's Man, Rick Bragg closes his circle of family stories with an unforgettable tale about fathers and sons inspired by his...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2008

Running with Scissors: A Memoir

Augusten Burroughs

When his dysfunctional family sent Augusten Burroughs away to be raised in the home of his mother’s therapist, he became part of an even more dysfunctional and unusual family dynamic. In this bestseller, which has become a class...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2002

There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale...

SEAN ASTIN

[A] brutally frank, hard-hitting portrait of the film business....Astin comes across as a complex personality--courageous, impulsive, loving, abrasive--and these contradictory qualities make him an arresting centerpiece for a Hollywoo...

Abridged CD
Published: Oct 2004

The Spiral Staircase

Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong spent seven years in a convent (which she described in a previous memoir) and, when she left, was at a loss as to what to do with her life. In THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE, she writes about her difficulties, as she first picke...

Abridged CD
Published: Mar 2004

Mountains Beyond Mountains

Tracy Kidder

Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the bestsellers The Soul of a New Machine, House, Among Schoolchildren, and Home Town. He has been described by the Baltimore Sun as the “master of the non-fiction...

Abridged CD
Published: Sep 2003

I Thought My Father Was God: And Othe...

Paul Auster

A collection of 180 personal, true-life accounts from NPR’s National Story Project reflects the work of men and women of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life and is accompanied by Auster’s illuminating look at the role...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2005

Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, On...

Rob Sheffield

Rock critic Rob Sheffield, an editor at Rolling Stone, uses 15 mix tapes to help structure his lively, funny, and surprisingly touching ode to the 1990s, rock music, and his punk-rock wife who died suddenly five years into their marri...

Abridged CD
Published: Jan 2007

Hallelujah! The Welcome Table: A Life...

Maya Angelou

Throughout Maya Angelou’s life, from her childhood in Stamps, Arkansas, to her world travels as a bestselling writer, good food has played a central role. Preparing and enjoying homemade meals provides a sense of purpose and cal...

Abridged CD
Published: Sep 2004

The Lady and the Panda: The True Adve...

Vicki Croke

Here is the astonishing true story of Ruth Harkness, the Manhattan bohemian socialite who, against all but impossible odds, trekked to Tibet in 1936 to capture the most mysterious animal of the day: a bear that had for countless centu...

Abridged CD
Published: Jul 2005

Hard Choices

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton's inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America's 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future."All of us face hard choi...

Abridged CD
Published: Jun 2014

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