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Talk Show

Dick Cavett

Pull up a chair and listen to Cavett's stories about one-upping Bette Davis, testifying on behalf of John Lennon, confronting Richard Nixon, scheming with John Updike, befriending William F. Buckley, and palling around with Groucho Ma...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2010

Consider the Lobster: And Other Essay...

David Foster Wallace

A collection of essays shares whimsical observations about such topics as the Bush-Kerry presidential race, the pain experienced by lobsters while they are being prepared for the feast, and Franz Kafka's questionable sense of humor.

Abridged CD
Published: Dec 2005

Small Victories: Spotting Improbable ...

Anne Lamott

From the bestselling author of Stitches and Help, Thanks, Wow comes her long-awaited collection of new and selected essays on hope, joy, and grace. Anne Lamott writes about faith, family, and community in essays that are both wise and...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2014

Danse Macabre

Stephen King

The author whose boundless imagination and storytelling powers have redefined the horror genre, from 1974's Carrie to his new epic Under the Dome, reflects on the very nature of terror - what scares us and why - in films (both cheesy ...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Feb 2010

Life Is Like A Sailboat: Selected Wri...

John Grogan

In Life Is Like a Sailboat, John Grogan shows us all sides of the human condition—pieces that reflect his unique understanding of the crazy-quilt world we inhabit. From the fragility of life almost gone in an instant at a crosswalk,...

Abridged CD
Published: Apr 2009

Maeve's Times: In Her Own Words

Maeve Binchy

Five decades of selected writings from the Irish Times by the beloved and best-selling author, filled with her hallmark humor, candor, and wisdom-a timeless gift to her legion of fans.Maeve Binchy once confessed: "As someone wh...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2014

American Sketches: Great Leaders, Cre...

Walter Isaacson

By bestselling biographer and journalist, a selective collection that illustrates his passage from school to journalist to illustrious biographer.

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2009

By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Wit...

Charles Murray

The American way of life, built on individual liberty and limited government, is on life support.American freedom is being gutted. Whether we are trying to run a business, practice a vocation, raise our families, cooperate with our ne...

Unabridged CD
Published: Feb 2015

Both Flesh and Not: Essays

David Foster Wallace

Beloved for his epic agony, brilliantly discerning eye, and hilarious and constantly self-questioning tone, David Foster Wallace was heralded by both critics and fans as the voice of a generation. BOTH FLESH AND NOT gathers 15 essays ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2012

Reefer Madness Sex, Drugs, and Cheap ...

Eric Schlosser

P In IReefer Madness, the best-selling author of IFast Food Nation investigates America's black market and its far-reaching influence on our society through three of its mainstays -- pot, porn, and illegal immigrants. P The undergroun...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2003

Armageddon in Retrospect: And Other N...

Kurt Vonnegut

Book by Vonnegut, Kurt

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2012

Danse Macabre

Stephen King

The author whose boundless imagination and storytelling powers have redefined the horror genre, from 1974's Carrie to his new epic Under the Dome, reflects on the very nature of terror—what scares us and why—in films (both cheesy ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jan 2010

The Partly Cloudy Patriot

Sarah Vowell

P In IThe Partly Cloudy Patriot, Sarah Vowell travels through the American past and, in doing so, investigates the dusty, bumpy roads of her own life. In this insightful and funny collection of personal stories Vowell -- widely hailed...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2003

A Tale of Two Cities & Great Expectat...

Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities: The "two cities" are Paris in the time of the French Revolution, and London. Dr. Manette, a French physician, having been called in to treat a young peasant and his sister, realizes that they have be...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Dec 2010

Such, Such Were the Joys and Other Es...

George Orwell

Viewed as too libelous to print in England until 1968, the title essay in this collection reveals the abuse Orwell experienced as a child at an expensive and snobbish boarding school and offers insights into his lifelong concern for t...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jan 2010

Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays

Zadie Smith

Unabridged • 9 CDs, 11 hours A sparkling collection of Zadie Smith's nonfiction over the past decade.

Unabridged CD
Published: Nov 2009

A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a ...

Pat Conroy

Final words and heartfelt remembrances from bestselling author Pat Conroy take center stage in this winning nonfiction collection, supplemented by touching pieces from Conroy's many friends.  This new volume of Pat Conroy's nonfictio...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2016

Charles Dickens: A Portrait in Letter...

Charles Dickens

Those who only know Charles Dickens from his novels will be fascinated to discover the private and personal Dickens in this selection of his letters. His sister-in-law Georgina Hogarth thought they expressed his individuality; his fri...

Abridged CD
Published: Aug 2019

For the Time Being

Annie Dillard

From Annie Dillard, the Pulitzer Prize -- winning author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and one of the most compelling writers of our time, comes For the Time Being, her most profound narrative to date. With her keen eye, penchant for par...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2011

American Story: A Lifetime Search for...

Bob Dotson

Dotson has been crisscrossing the country for more than forty years--logging more than four million miles—in search of people who have quietly but profoundly changed our lives and our country for the better. Now, in American Story, ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2013

Great American Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hear some of the greatest American essays ever written! This unabridged collection covers a multitude of subjects, including philosophy, politics, turkeys, and dogs. It includes Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Self-Reliance"; Henry D...

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2012

Dancing at the Edge of the World: Tho...

Ursula K. Le Guin

From modern literature to menopause, from utopian thought to rodeos--in this classic collection of essays, Ursula K. Le Guin roves with her customary audacity over the intersecting arenas of literature, feminism, and social responsibi...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jan 2019

The Spoken Word: Sylvia Plath (Britis...

Vrej Nersessian

Sylvia Plath is widely regarded as one of the most influential American authors of the twentieth century. Her frank, confessional style of writing, combined with her marriage to fellow poet Ted Hughes and her tragic suicide at age thi...

Abridged CD
Published: Jul 2010

Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone: T...

Hunter S. Thompson

"Buy the ticket, take the ride," was a favorite slogan of Hunter S. Thompson, and it pretty much defined both his work and his life. Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone showcases the roller-coaster of a career at the magazi...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2012

Essential Thoreau: Excerpts From the ...

Henry David Thoreau

One Great Author. One Great CD. ''What are you doing now?' he asked. 'Do you keep a journal?' So I make my first entry today.' With these words, in response to prodding from Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau embarked on ...

Abridged CD
Published: Mar 2009

Sucker's Portfolio: A Collection of P...

Kurt Vonnegut

Available for the first time, Sucker's Portfolio showcases a collection of seven never before published works from Kurt Vonnegut, one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Short, sardonic, and dark, these six brief fiction stor...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: May 2013

Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses

Isabel Allende

New York Times bestselling author of The House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende celebrates the pleasures of the sensual life in this rich, joyful and slyly humorous book, a combination of personal narrative and treasury of erotic lore. ...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Jun 2020

Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses

Isabel Allende

New York Times bestselling author of The House of the Spirits, Isabel Allende celebrates the pleasures of the sensual life in this rich, joyful and slyly humorous book, a combination of personal narrative and treasury of erotic lore. ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2020

Mythologies: The Complete Edition, in...

Roland Barthes

What is astrology? Fiction for the bourgeoisie. The Tour de France? An epic. The brain of Einstein? Knowledge reduced to a formula. Like iconic images of movie stars or the rhetoric of politicians, they are fabricated. Once isolated f...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Mar 2012

Bookends: Collected Intros and Outros...

Michael Chabon

A brilliant, idiosyncratic collection of introductions and afterwords (plus some liner notes) by New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon--""one of contemporary literature's most gifted pro...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jan 2019
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