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The top 50 Parenting & Relationships audiobooks on Libro.fm based on sales from our 1,000+ partner bookstore locations.

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  1. A new rip-roaring essay collection from the smart, edgy, hilarious, unabashedly raunchy, and bestselling Samantha Irby.

    Irby is forty, and increasingly uncomfortable in her own skin despite what Inspirational Instagram Infographics have promised her. She has left her job as a receptionist at a veterinary clinic, has published successful books and... Read More »

  2. Two of the nation’s leading feminists and hosts of the hit podcast Call Your Girlfriend make the bold and compelling argument that a close friendship is the most influential and important relationship a human life can contain—helping you improve as a person and in your relationships with others.

    It’s a given that a deep, fulfilling friendship is... Read More »

  3. By Samantha Irby / Narrated by Samantha Irby

    We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

    “There are many ways to craft a humorous essay. One of the most straightforward is to harness the clarity to tell it exactly like it is. You know, through the warped lens of personality. Samantha Irby sees all, and she sees it through wickedly potent bifocals.”

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  4. 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.

    “Fierce, feminist, and packed... Read More »

  5. "When I stop crying, I'm calling my mother immediately and making her read it." --Jodi Picoult

    "Comic lines as good as in any movie, and pathos as deep as in any novel" --Mike Birbiglia

    Bess Kalb, Emmy-nominated TV writer and New Yorker contributor, saved every voicemail her grandmother Bobby Bell ever left her. Bobby was a force--irrepressible,... Read More »

  6. “Reading Scratched gave me the feeling of standing very close to a blazing fire. It is that brilliant, that intense, and one of the finest explorations I know of what it means to be a woman and an artist.”—Sigrid Nunez, author of The Friend and Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction

    In a bold and brilliant memoir that reinvents the form,... Read More »

  7. "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 »

  8. In this groundbreaking new work, David Kessler—an expert on grief and the coauthor with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross of the iconic On Grief and Grieving—journeys beyond the classic five stages to discover a sixth stage: meaning.

    In 1969, Elisabeth Kübler Ross first identified the stages of dying in her transformative book On Death and Dying. Decades... Read More »

  9. A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK

    "A hands-on, real talk guide for navigating the hot-button issues that so many families struggle with."--Reese Witherspoon

    Tired, stressed, and in need of more help from your partner? Imagine running your household (and life!) in a new way...


    It started with the Sh*t I Do List. Tired of being the... Read More »

  10. From the author of the international mega-bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck comes a counterintuitive guide to the problems of hope.

    We live in an interesting time. Materially, everything is the best it’s ever been—we are freer, healthier and wealthier than any people in human history. Yet, somehow everything seems to be irreparably... Read More »

  11. By Melissa Orlov / Narrated by Laura Jennings

    An invaluable resource for couples in which one of the partners suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), this authoritative book guides troubled marriages towards an understanding and appreciation for the struggles and triumphs of a relationship affected by it, and to look at the disorder in a more positive and less... Read More »

  12. 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 »

  13. The #1 New York Times Bestseller

    A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from Aziz Ansari, the star of Master of None and one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voices


    At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships,... Read More »

  14. People with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorders have a serious mental illness that primarily affects their intimate, personal, and family relationships. Often they appear to be normally functioning at work and in public interactions, and Narcissists may even be highly effective, in the short term, in some work or social situations.... Read More »

  15. In this "refreshingly relatable" (Outside) memoir, perfect for the self-isolating family, Slate editor Dan Kois sets out with his family on a journey around the world to change their lives together.

    What happens when one frustrated dad turns his kids' lives upside down in search of a new way to be a family?

    Dan Kois and his wife always did... Read More »

  16. By Nina Stibbe / Narrated by Nina Stibbe

    "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 »

  17. Do you wish there was a way to raise well-behaved children without punishment? Are you afraid the only alternative is being overly indulgent? With Positive Discipline, an encouragement model based on both kindness and firmness, you don’t have to choose between these two extremes. Using these 49 Positive Discipline tools, honed and perfected... Read More »

  18. By Gary Thomas / Narrated by Gary L. Thomas

    MORE THAN 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD

    In this popular bestselling book, Gary Thomas uncovers how your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God and each other.

    What if God's primary intent for your marriage isn't to make you happy . . . but holy? What if your relationship isn't as much about you and your spouse as it is about you and... Read More »

  19. By Tom Papa / Narrated by Tom Papa

    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 »

  20. An expansive, radiant, and genre-defying investigation into bonding—and how we are shaped by forces we cannot fully know
     
    Is love a force akin to gravity? A kind of invisible fabric which enables communications through space and time? Artist Harry Dodge finds himself contemplating such questions as his father declines from dementia and he... Read More »

  21. An inspiring memoir of life, love, loss, and new beginnings by the widower of bestselling author and filmmaker Amy Krouse Rosenthal, whose last act of love before her death was setting the stage for her husband’s life without her in a Modern Love column in the New York Times.

    On March 3, 2017, Amy Krouse Rosenthal penned a Modern Love column for... Read More »

  22. By Ron Chernow / Narrated by Scott Brick

    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 »

  23. The parenting humorist behind the viral Twitter account @XplodingUnicorn and author of Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent’s Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse presents the long-awaited guide to surviving everything else.

    In the era of instant parent shaming and viral hot takes, some questions are too dangerous to ask out loud: What’s the... Read More »

  24. By Margaret Renkl / Narrated by Joyce Bean

    Late Migrations

    “Margaret Renkl feels the lives and struggles of each creature that enters her yard as keenly as she feels the paths followed by her mother, grandmother, her people. Learning to accept the sometimes harsh, always lush natural world may crack open a window to acceptance of our own losses. In Late Migrations, we welcome new life, mourn its passing, and honor it along the way.”

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  25. By Samantha Irby / Narrated by Samantha Irby

    Smart, edgy, hilarious, and unabashedly raunchy New York Times bestselling author Samantha Irby explodes off the printed page in her uproarious first collection of essays. 

    Irby laughs her way through tragicomic mishaps, neuroses, and taboos as she struggles through adulthood: chin hairs, depression, bad sex, failed relationships, masturbation,... Read More »

  26. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    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.

    As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better... Read More »

  27. **The first book from the #1 New York Times bestselling author**

    The inspiring and hilarious instant New York Times bestseller from the beloved writer, speaker, activist, and founder of Momastery, whose memoir Love Warrior is an Oprah’s Book Club selection.

    Glennon Doyle’s hilarious and poignant reflections on our universal (yet often secret)... Read More »

  28. 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 »

  29. Over 200,000 copies in print!
    A must-have guide for anyone who lives or works with young kids, with an introduction by Adele Faber, coauthor of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, the international mega-bestseller The Boston Globe dubbed “The Parenting Bible.”

    For nearly forty years, parents have turned to How to Talk... Read More »

  30. Includes an audiobook-exclusive interview between Dave and Rachel Hollis!

    Dave Hollis used to think that “personal growth” was just for broken people.

    Then he woke up.

    When Dave Hollis’s wife, Rachel, began writing her #1 New York Times bestselling book, Girl, Wash Your Face, he bristled at her transparency and her willingness to talk about such... Read More »

  31. Rich Dad Poor Dad will….

    Explode the myth that you need to earn a high income to become richChallenge the belief that your house is an assetShow parents why they can’t rely on the school system to teach their kids about moneyDefine once and for all an asset and a liabilityTeach you what to teach your kids about money for their future financia Read More »l...
  32. One of the most anticipated books of 2017: Boston Globe, New York Times Book Review, New York's "Vulture", The Week, Bustle, BookRiot
    An NPR Best Book of 2017 An AV Club Favorite Book of 2017 A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017 A Goodreads Choice Awards nominee

    David Sedaris tells all in a book that is, literally, a lifetime in the... Read More »

  33. I Might Regret This

    “Abbi Jacobson (of Broad City fame) set off on a solo road trip from New York City to Los Angeles in an impulsive attempt to shake off heartache from a breakup. This quietly introspective and sweetly self-deprecating essay collection brings readers along on Jacobson’s cross-country trek and shows us that we’re never too old to figure out who we are. The raw honesty and startling vulnerability of this book took me by surprise, inspiring me to take stock of my own path.”

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  34. Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman reveal the full story behind their epic romance--presented in a series of intimate conversations between the couple.

    The year: 2000. The setting: Los Angeles. A gorgeous virtuoso of an actress agreed to star in a random play, and a basement-dwelling scenic carpenter said he would assay a supporting role in the... Read More »

  35. You love your child, but does your child feel loved?   Every child has a unique way of feeling loved. When you discover your child’s love language — and how to speak it — you can build a solid foundation for your child to trust you and flourish as they grow.   In this audio book for parents, teachers, single parents, and more, Drs. Gary... Read More »

  36. Get swept away to the beautiful and breezy Isle of Palms with New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe’s return to her “exceptional and heartwarming” (Publishers Weekly) Beach House series, set in South Carolina’s lowcountry.

    Two women. One summer. One very special beach house.

    Cara Rutledge rents her quaint cottage on Isle of Palms... Read More »

  37. 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 »

  38. 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. A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila, who represent the story of a nation and the nature of friendship.

    The story begins in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these... Read More »

  40. Including real life stories, this newly revised third edition of the award-winning bestseller—voted one of the top twenty parenting books—provides parents with the most up-to-date research, effective discipline tips, and practical strategies for raising spirited children.

    Do you ever wonder why your child acts the way he or she does? Are you at a... Read More »

  41. By Gary Chapman / Narrated by Chris Fabry

    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 »

  42. To make up or break up? Whether you’re just getting serious or have a long-term commitment, no other question causes so much heartache and self-doubt. Many other books tell you how to fix your relationship. This groundbreaking bestseller is the first one to help you choose whether you should try—or you need to go. Psychotherapist Mira... Read More »

  43. "Papa's warm tone and varied timing will draw listeners into the book and enable them to see that, as is the case with most good comedy, there's truth that supports the jokes." — AudioFile Magazine

    This program is read by the author.

    It’s hard being a person, especially in a family, and no one knows that better than stand-up comedian, family man,... Read More »

  44. A riveting, provocative, and ultimately hopeful exploration of mother-daughter estrangement, woven with research and anecdotes, from an award-winning journalist.

    The day of her mother's funeral, Harriet Brown was five thousand miles away. For years they'd gone through cycles of estrangement and connection, drastic blow-ups and equally dramatic... Read More »

  45. By Mitch Albom / Narrated by Mitch Albom

    Finding Chika

    “A heartbreaking but heartwarming account of Chika, born during the Haitian earthquake and later losing her mom. She finds her way to an orphanage run by author Mitch Albom. It becomes apparent that Chika has a brain tumor and Mitch and his wife rushes her to America to be saved. And even though this book doesn't have a happy ending, it does. Both the Alboms and Chika discover what a family truly is. And, as readers, we rejoice how little Chika has made all of our lives just a little bit happier and fuller. The audiobook edition includes recordings of Chika's sweet voice.”

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  46. Being a parent is one of the most rewarding experiences in life, but every family faces challenges that can be frustrating and overwhelming. For more than twenty-five years, internationally renowned clinical psychologist Thomas W. Phelan's 1-2-3 Magic has helped millions of parents, teachers, and caregivers raise independent, emotionally... Read More »

  47. Pillow Thoughts: The Audiobook Collection is a compilation of Courtney Peppernell's Pillow Thoughts poetry. This bundled audiobook includes all three books in the series, plus Courtney's commentary about her inspiration, writing process and much more.

    Bonus Materials include a teaser of several poems from the upcoming Pillow Thoughts IV.
      Read More »

  48. Are You Being Gaslighted?
    Check for these telltale signs:
    1.
    You constantly second-guess yourself.
    2. You wonder, “Am I being too sensitive?” a dozen times a day.
    3. You wonder frequently if you are a “good enough” girlfriend/wife/employee/friend/daughter.
    4. You have trouble making simple decisions.
    5. You think twice before bringing up innocent... Read More »

  49. Learn when to say yes and when to say no to your spouse to make the most of your marriage.

    Only when you and your mate know and respect each other's needs, choices, and freedom can you give yourselves freely and lovingly to one another.

    Boundaries are the "property lines" that define and protect husbands and wives as individuals. Once they are in... Read More »

  50. By Lundy Bancroft / Narrated by Gary Galone

    Even if you've read Why Does He Do That?, it may be hard to see the truth of what is happening to you. You may feel overwhelmed by confusion, loss, and fear, and find yourself looking away from the truth and falling back into traumatic patterns. Like a constant friend, this collection of meditations is a source of strength and reassurance... Read More »

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