Literary Collections - Essays

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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

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

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

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

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

Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures a...

Michael Chabon

“Chabon has always been a magical prose stylist, adept at combining the sort of social and emotional detail found in Philip Roth’s Goodbye, Columbus stories with the metaphor-rich descriptions of John Updike and John Irvin...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2009

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

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
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