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#1: Big Friendship
Shine Theory, Ladywebs, and Other Lessons From Our First Decade
By Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman
A close friendship is one of the most influential and important relationships a human life can contain. Anyone will tell you that! But for all the rosy sentiments surrounding friendship, most people don’t talk much about what it really takes to stay close for the long haul.
Now two friends, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, tell the story of their... Read More »
#2: Permission to Feel
Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive
7 hours 55 minutes
This program is read by the author.
The mental wellbeing of our children is shockingly poor. Marc Brackett, author of Permission to Feel, knows why. And he knows what we can do.
"We have a crisis on our hands, and its victims are our children."
Marc Brackett is a professor in Yale University’s Child Study Center and founding director of the Yale... Read More »
#3: Home Baked
My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco
By Alia Volz
Narrated by Alia Volz / 14 hours 7 minutes
“When an advance copy of Home Baked arrived at the store, I took it home hoping merely to escape into the iconic 1970s San Francisco setting. I never anticipated that this memoir would give me an in-depth education on both the history of the era and the politics surrounding marijuana. Home Baked tells the story of the underground, and extremely illegal at the time, first known pot brownie business, Sticky Fingers. The author’s mother, Meridy, known to many simply as “The Brownie Lady,” and her friends expanded the operation through the swinging ‘70s and into the AIDS epidemic of the ‘80s and ‘90s, when marijuana went from a recreational drug to one that could mean life or death to many of their friends suffering from the disease. This book is about so much more than a homespun "magic brownie" business and the people whose lives it touched. It’s the story of a 20th century family, a movement, and an era. Whether you’re a square like me or an experienced pothead, I "highly" recommend Home Baked!”Haley, Phinney Books
#4: Alexander Hamilton
By Ron Chernow
Narrated by Scott Brick / 35 hours 56 minutes
The inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!
In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, National Book Award winner Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton is “a robust... Read More »
The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find--and Keep-- Love
By Amir Levine & Rachel Heller
7 hours 6 minutes
"A groundbreaking book that redefines what it means to be in a relationship."
--John Gray, PhD., bestselling author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
We already rely on science to tell us what to eat, when to exercise, and how long to sleep. Why not use science to help us improve our relationships? In this revolutionary book, psychiatrist... Read More »
#6: Nobody Will Tell You This But Me
A true (as told to me) story
By Bess Kalb
4 hours 21 minutes
“Bess Kalb, a writer for many comedy series and Jimmy Kimmel Live, shines in this quirky memoir of her beloved (and opinionated!) grandmother. Told in voice messages which alternately exhort and praise, she relays the love that she and her grandmother Bobby Bell share. In a more unusual style, she tells Bobby’s immigrant story and the fraught relationships with both her mother and daughter as if Bobby is speaking from the grave. It's short and oh so engaging.”Valerie, Blue Willow Bookshop
#7: The New One
Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad
Narrated by Mike Birbiglia & J. Hope Stein / 5 hours 8 minutes
With laugh-out-loud funny parenting observations, the New York Times bestselling author and award-winning comedian delivers a book that is perfect for anyone who has ever raised a child, been a child, or refuses to stop acting like one.
In 2016 comedian Mike Birbiglia and poet Jennifer Hope Stein took their fourteen-month-old daughter Oona to... Read More »
By Susan Burton
9 hours 51 minutes
An editor at This American Life reveals the searing story of the secret binge-eating that dominated her adolescence and shapes her still.
“A smart, brave gift to the world. Bravo!”—Mary Karr, author of The Art of Memoir and The Liar’s Club
For almost thirty years, Susan Burton hid her obsession with food and the secret life of compulsive eating... Read More »
#9: My Brilliant Friend
The Neapolitan Novels: Book #1
Narrated by Hillary Huber / 12 hours 37 minutes
Now an HBO series: the first volume in the New York Times bestselling “enduring masterpiece” (The Atlantic) about a lifelong friendship between two women from Naples.
Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, Elena Ferrante’s four-volume story spans almost sixty years, as its main characters, the fiery... Read More »
#10: No-Drama Discipline
The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
Narrated by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson / 8 hours 18 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The pioneering experts behind The Whole-Brain Child and The Yes Brain tackle the ultimate parenting challenge: discipline.
“A lot of fascinating insights . . . an eye-opener worth reading.”—Parents
Highlighting the fascinating link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior,... Read More »
#11: Dear Girls
Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life
By Ali Wong
6 hours 20 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Ali Wong’s heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters (the two she put to work while they were still in utero) cover everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mom in a male-dominated profession, and how she trapped their dad.
“Knife-sharp . . . a genuine... Read More »
#12: Bringing Up Bébé
One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting
Narrated by Abby Craden / 9 hours 7 minutes
The secret behind France's astonishingly well-behaved children.
When American journalist Pamela Druckerman has a baby in Paris, she doesn't aspire to become a "French parent." French parenting isn't a known thing, like French fashion or French cheese. Even French parents themselves insist they aren't doing anything special.
Yet, the French... Read More »
#13: Love, Nina
A Nanny Writes Home
By Nina Stibbe
Narrated by Nina Stibbe / 8 hours 1 minute
"Breezy, sophisticated, hilarious, rude and aching with sweetness: Love, Nina might be the most charming book I've ever read." -- Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette
In 1982, 20-year-old Nina Stibbe moved to London to work as a nanny to two opinionated and lively young boys. In frequent letters home to her sister, Nina described... Read More »
#14: The Deepest Well
Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity
10 hours 20 minutes
A pioneering physician reveals how childhood stress can lead to lifelong health problems, and shows us what we can do to break the cycle.
Two-thirds of us have experienced at least one adverse childhood experience, or ACE, such as abuse, neglect, parental substance dependence, or mental illness. Even though these events may have occured long ago,... Read More »
#15: Oh Crap! Potty Training
Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right
Narrated by Meredith Mitchell / 8 hours 4 minutes
Let Jamie Glowacki show you how potty training is done. Her 6-step, proven process to get your toddler out of diapers and onto the toilet has already worked for tens of thousands of kids and their parents. Here's the good news: your child is probably ready to be potty trained EARLIER than you think (ideally, between 20–30 months), and it can be... Read More »
Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World
Narrated by Cassandra Campbell / 8 hours 22 minutes
Hailed as “an absolute must-read” (Jean Twenge) and a book that “will change your kids’ lives” (Jack Canfield), UnSelfie by Dr. Michele Borba explains what parents and educators MUST do to combat the growing empathy crisis among children today—including a 9-step empathy-building program with tips to guide kids from birth through college, and... Read More »
#17: Love and Trouble
A Midlife Reckoning
Narrated by Claire Dederer / 7 hours
From the New York Times best-selling author of Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses, a ferocious, sexy, hilarious memoir about going off the rails at midlife and trying to reconcile the girl she was with the woman she has become.
Claire Dederer is a happily married mother of two, ages nine and twelve, when she suddenly finds herself totally... Read More »
#18: Healing Your Marriage When Trust Is Broken
Finding Forgiveness and Restoration
By Cindy Beall
Narrated by Laura Jennings / 5 hours 45 minutes
A few days after an ordinary Valentine's Day, Cindy Beall's life changed forever. She listened with disbelief as her husband, Chris, a respected pastor, confessed to pornography addiction, numerous affairs, and the startling news that a woman was pregnant with his child. With raw honesty and intimate knowledge of pain and of God's power to... Read More »
#19: Motherhood So White
A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America
Narrated by Allyson Johnson / 6 hours 34 minutes
In America, Mother = White That's what Nefertiti, a single African American woman, discovered when she decided she wanted to adopt a black baby boy out of the foster care system. Eager to finally join the motherhood ranks, Nefertiti was shocked when people started asking her why she wanted to adopt a "crack baby" or said that she would never be... Read More »
#20: Running Home
By Katie Arnold
11 hours 21 minutes
In the tradition of Wild and H Is for Hawk, an Outside magazine writer tells her story—of fathers and daughters, grief and renewal, adventure and obsession, and the power of running to change your life.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY REAL SIMPLE
I’m running to forget, and to remember.
For more than a decade, Katie Arnold chased... Read More »
#21: The Game of Desire
5 Surprising Secrets to Dating with Dominance - and Getting What You Want
Narrated by Shannon Boodram / 7 hours 49 minutes
Women: gain control and confidence in your love lives and find the relationship you want with this modern, life-changing guide from the certified sex educator, intimacy expert, and YouTube personality.For younger generations, dating is a complicated mystery. Apps like Tinder and Bumble are supposed to foster connection, but instead serve as Read More »a...
#22: The Heart of the Five Love Languages
By Gary Chapman
Narrated by Chris Fabry / 44 minutes
He sends you flowers when what you really want is time to talk. She gives you a hug when what you really need is a home-cooked meal! The problem isn’t your love— it’s your love language!
Dr. Gary Chapman reveals how different people express love in different ways. Here, at last, is the key to understanding each other’s unique needs. Apply the... Read More »
#23: You're Doing Great!
And Other Reasons to Stay Alive
By Tom Papa
Narrated by Tom Papa / 6 hours 35 minutes
This program is read by the author.
“You’re Doing Great! is your no-nonsense go-to collection of essays to get you through the increasing noise and chatter of self-doubt and confusion in the new millennium. Tom Papa is a funny, empathetic guide and your new best friend." — Patton Oswalt
"Read it. Listen to it. Whatever, do what you want.... Read More »
#24: Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child
The Heart of Parenting
8 hours 4 minutes
From Dr. John Gottman comes Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, a modern guide to raising healthy and emotionally intelligent children, with a foreword by Daniel Goleman, New York Times bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence.
Based on twenty years of research at the University of Washington studying parent-child interactions,... Read More »
#25: Couples That Work
How Dual-Career Couples Can Thrive in Love and Work
Narrated by Jennifer Petriglieri / 5 hours 56 minutes
Finding fulfillment in both love and work isn't easy—but it's possible. The majority of couples today are dual-career couples. As anyone who's part of such a relationship knows, this presents big challenges: trying to raise kids and achieve career goals while caring for and supporting your partner can seem impossible. Yet most advice for... Read More »
#26: The New Childhood
Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World
9 hours 15 minutes
A provocative look at the new, digital landscape of childhood and how to navigate it.
In The New Childhood, Jordan Shapiro provides a hopeful counterpoint to the fearful hand-wringing that has come to define our narrative around children and technology. Drawing on groundbreaking research in economics, psychology, philosophy, and education, The... Read More »
#27: And Baby Makes Three
The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives
Narrated by Randye Kaye / 7 hours 39 minutes
Having a baby is a joyous experience, but even the best relationships are strained during the transition from duo to trio. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework, and new fiscal concerns often lead to conflict, disappointment, and hurt feelings. In And Baby Makes Three, Love Lab™ experts John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman teach couples the... Read More »
#28: Psychopath Free (Expanded Edition)
Recovering from Emotionally Abusive Relationships With Narcissists, Sociopaths, & Other Toxic People
Narrated by Shaun Grindell / 7 hours 57 minutes
The psychopath carefully selects the most indifferent and heartbreaking way imaginable to abandon you. They destroy you as a way to reassure themselves that their new target is better. But most importantly, they destroy you because they hate you. They despise your empathy and love, and to destroy you is to temporarily silence the nagging... Read More »
The Art and Science of Staying Together
6 hours 11 minutes
A smart and concise guide to staying together that draws on scientific findings, expert advice, and years in the marital trenches to explain why marriage is better for your health, your finances, your kids, and your happiness
Like you, probably, Belinda Luscombe would rather have had her eyes put out than read a book about marriage; they all... Read More »
#30: Relationship Communication
2 Manuscripts: Communication in Marriage, Communication in Relationship- Learn to Overcome Conflicts and Slow to Anger for a Deeper Love and Intimacy in Your Relationship
By Rina Mcnally
Narrated by Janelle Bigham / 3 hours 3 minutes
What Will I Learn?Effectively resolve conflicts and restore relationshipsActually LOOK FORWARD to talking about conflict, instead of dreading it!Improve awareness; think more clearly and communicate more conciselyUnderstand the real cause of relationship problems, and how to get rid of them.Have fewer arguments, and more attraction and respec Read More »t...
#31: Craigslist Confessional
A Collection of Secrets from Anonymous Strangers
8 hours 14 minutes
For fans of Humans of New York and PostSecret, a collection of raw, urgent, and heartfelt stories, shared anonymously.
What would you confess if you knew it would never get back to your spouse, your colleagues, or your family? What story would you tell about your life if a stranger was willing to listen with no judgement, no stigma, and no... Read More »
#32: Oh Crap! I have a Toddler
Tackling These Crazy Awesome Years—No Time Outs Needed
Oh Crap Parenting
8 hours 14 minutes
Real-world, from-the-trenches toddler parenting advice from the author of the bestselling Oh Crap! Potty Training.
Toddlers—commonly defined as children aged between two and five years old—can be a horribly misunderstood bunch. What most parents view as bad behavior is in fact just curious behavior. Toddlerdom is the age of individuation,... Read More »
#33: It's Never Too Late to Sleep Train
The Low-Stress Way to High-Quality Sleep for Babies, Kids, and Parents
5 hours 34 minutes
From a leading pediatric sleep physician comes a revolutionary program that will have everyone in the house sleeping through the night.
When Dr. Craig Canapari became a father, he realized that all his years of 36-hour hospital shifts didn't even come close to preparing him for the sleep deprivation that comes with parenthood. The difference is... Read More »
#34: The State of Affairs
By Esther Perel
Narrated by Esther Perel / 11 hours 57 minutes
Iconic couples’ therapist and bestselling author of Mating in Captivity Esther Perel returns with a provocative look at relationships through the lens of infidelity.
An affair: it can rob a couple of their relationship, their happiness, their very identity. And yet, this extremely common human experience is so poorly understood. What are we to... Read More »
#35: The Heat of someone you care about
By Pamela Jones
Narrated by Laura Johnson / 40 minutes
EASILY is lucky in life, i quickly must be even luckier in like. According to many couples, marriage is effort. They often stress how it requires constant attention and maintenance. Perhaps each one of these hard-working married folks are orchids - fragile, temperamental, and require optimal conditions where to grow. If so, then we should be... Read More »
#36: Ten Conversations You Must Have with Your Son
Preparing Your Son for a Happy and Successful Life
By Tim Hawkes
Narrated by Paul Heitsch / 10 hours 2 minutes
Making time to talk with your son is one thing; knowing what to talk about is another.Every parent of a teenage boy knows there are certain conversations they must have with their son, but they often put them off—or worse, don’t have them at all—because they simply don’t know where to start. Written by Dr. Tim Hawkes, one of Australia’s top... Read More »
#37: Good Chemistry
The Science of Connection, from Soul to Psychedelics
Narrated by Jean Ann Douglass / 9 hours 16 minutes
A psychiatrist and psychedelic researcher explores the science of connection—why we need it, how we’ve lost it, and how we might find it again.
We are suffering from an epidemic of disconnection that antidepressants and social media can’t fix. This state of isolation puts us in “fight or flight mode,” deranging sleep, metabolism and libido.... Read More »
#38: The Whole-Brain Child
12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
Narrated by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson / 6 hours 16 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The authors of No-Drama Discipline and The Yes Brain explain the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures in this pioneering, practical book.
“Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child’s struggles.”—Harvey Karp, M.D.
In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist... Read More »
#39: The Turnaway Study
11 hours 13 minutes
“If you read only one book about democracy, The Turnaway Study should be it. Why? Because without the power to make decisions about our own bodies, there is no democracy." —Gloria Steinem
“Dr. Diana Greene Foster brings what is too often missing from the public debate around abortion: science, data, and the real-life experiences of people from... Read More »
#40: The Honest Enneagram
Know Your Type, Own Your Challenges, Embrace Your Growth
Narrated by Leslie Howard / 6 hours 34 minutes
Find a way to bring out the best in yourself with this heartfelt, informative, and approachable guide to all things Enneagram.
The Enneagram personality system consists of a spectrum of nine personality types. Based on the hit Instagram account, @enneagramandcoffee, this book is an introduction to the Enneagram itself, along with information... Read More »
#41: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
Narrated by Susan Bennett / 8 hours 25 minutes
The ultimate “parenting bible” (The Boston Globe) with a new foreword—and available as an ebook for the first time—a timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors.
Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine... Read More »
#42: Good Talk
A Memoir in Conversations
By Mira Jacob & Full Cast
2 hours 46 minutes
A bold, wry, and intimate graphic memoir about American identity, interracial families, and the realities that divide us, from the acclaimed author of The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing.
“By turns hilarious and heart-rending, it’s exactly the book America needs at this moment.”—Celeste Ng
“How brown is too brown?”
“Can Indians be racist?”
“What does... Read More »
#43: Girl, Wash Your Face
Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
7 hours 4 minutes
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – OVER 3 MILLION COPIES SOLD
Do you ever suspect that everyone else has life figured out and you don’t have a clue? If so, Rachel Hollis has something to tell you: that’s a lie.
If you have ever said any of these things to yourself . . .Something else will make me happy.I’m not a good mom.I will never get past this. Read More »I...
#44: Boys & Sex
Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity
Narrated by Peggy Orenstein / 7 hours 28 minutes
The author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestsellers Girls & Sex and Cinderella Ate My Daughter now turns her focus to the sexual lives of young men, once again offering "both an examination of sexual culture and a guide on how to improve it" (Washington Post).
Peggy Orenstein’s Girls & Sex broke ground, shattered taboos, and... Read More »
#45: The Bold World
A Memoir of Family and Transformation
10 hours 7 minutes
Inspired by her transgender son, activist Jodie Patterson explores identity, gender, race, and authenticity to tell the real-life story of a family’s history and transformation.
“A courageous and poetic testimony on family and the self, and the learning and unlearning we must do for those we love.”—Janet Mock
In 2009, Jodie Patterson, mother of... Read More »
#46: The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert, Revised and Updated
Narrated by Eric Michael Summerer / 10 hours 17 minutes
Just as Masters and Johnson were pioneers in the study of human sexuality, so Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage. As a professor of psychology at the University of Washington and the founder and director of the Seattle Marital and Family Institute, he has studied the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over... Read More »
A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool
By Emily Oster
10 hours 36 minutes
From the author of EXPECTING BETTER, an economist's guide to the early years of parenting
With Expecting Better, award-winning economist Emily Oster spotted a need in the pregnancy market for advice that gave women the information they needed to make the best decision for their own pregnancies. By digging into the data, Oster found that much of... Read More »
By Anna Faris & Chris Pratt
Narrated by Anna Faris & Fred Sanders / 6 hours 30 minutes
A hilarious, honest memoir—combined with just the right amount of relationship advice—from the popular actress and host of the hit podcast Anna Faris is Unqualified.
Anna Faris has advice for you. And it's great advice, because she's been through it all, and she wants to tell you what she's learned.
After surviving an awkward childhood (when she... Read More »
#49: Dad Is Fat
By Jim Gaffigan
Narrated by Jim Gaffigan / 5 hours 25 minutes
Jim Gaffigan never imagined he would have his own kids.
Though he grew up in a large Irish-Catholic family, Jim was satisfied with the nomadic, nocturnal life of a standup comedian, and was content to be "that weird uncle who lives in an apartment by himself in New York that everyone in the family speculates about." But all that changed when he... Read More »
#50: Will I Ever Be Good Enough?
Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers
Narrated by Karyl McBride / 7 hours 25 minutes
The first book specifically for daughters suffering from the emotional abuse of selfish, self-involved mothers, Will I Ever Be Good Enough? provides the expert assistance you need in order to overcome this debilitating history and reclaim your life for yourself. Drawing on over two decades of experience as a therapist specializing in women's... Read More »
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