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200 Women

Who Will Change The Way You See The World

By Geoff Blackwell, Ruth Hobday, Sharon Gelman & Marianne Lassandro
Narrated by: Contributors, Geoff Blackwell & Ruth Hobday
Length: 13 hours 59 minutes

In this ambitious global project, two hundred women share inspiring stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption, and generosity.

This updated, abridged edition includes powerful new interviews and stirring quotes alongside selections from the original book, all answering the same five questions. Featuring empowering stories, this... Read more »

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Wonder Women

25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History

By Sam Maggs
Narrated by: Jodelle Ferland
Length: 6 hours 33 minutes

Wonder Women

“In this delightful book, Maggs introduces readers to amazing women who changed history through their creativity, inventions, and remarkable paths of service in areas overwhelmed by men. From Huang Daopo, Chinese textile pioneer, to Brita Tott, Danish spy and forger, and from Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell, American doctors and hospital administrators, to Bessie Coleman, African-American aviatrix, the intelligence and stamina of these women is amazing. In many cases they had to apply for patents under the names of men or retreat into the background so that men could take credit for their work. In each article, Maggs highlights the dichotomy of what these women did and how they were acknowledged for their work.”

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De Kooning’s Bicycle

Artists and Writers in the Hamptons

By Robert Long
Narrated by: Grover Gardner
Length: 5 hours 27 minutes

Some of the twentieth century’s most important artists and writers—from Jackson Pollock to Saul Steinberg, Fairfield Porter to Jean Stafford—lived and worked on the East End of Long Island. The home they made there would affect their creative work for years to come. Pollock found there a connection to nature that inspired some of the most... Read more »

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The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington

By Leonora Carrington
Narrated by: Justine Eyre
Length: 4 hours 29 minutes

Surrealist writer and painter Leonora Carrington was a master of the macabre, of gorgeous tableaus, biting satire, roguish comedy, and brilliant, effortless flights of the imagination. Nowhere are these qualities more ingeniously brought together than in the works of short fiction she wrote throughout her life. The Complete Stories of Leonora... Read more »

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33 Artists in 3 Acts

By Sarah Thornton
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
Length: 11 hours 15 minutes

33 Artists in 3 Acts offers unprecedented access to a dazzling range of artists, from international superstars to unheralded art teachers. Sarah Thornton's beautifully paced, fly-on-the-wall narratives include visits with Ai Weiwei before and after his imprisonment and Jeff Koons as he woos new customers in London, Frankfurt, and Abu Dhabi. She... Read more »

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Dali & I

The Surreal Story

By Stan Lauryssens
Narrated by: William Dufris
Length: 8 hours 8 minutes

Art dealer Stan Lauryssens made millions in modern art, but he sold only one name: Salvador Dalí. The surrealist painter's work was a hot commodity for the newly rich, investors, and businessmen looking to launder their black-market cash. Lauryssens didn't mind looking the other way; he just hoped the buyers would look the other way as well. The... Read more »

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Who Was Frida Kahlo?

Who Was?

By Sarah Fabiny
Narrated by: Marisol Ramirez
Length: 52 minutes

You can always recognize a painting by Kahlo because she is in nearly all--with her black braided hair and colorful Mexican outfits. A brave woman who was an invalid most of her life, she transformed herself into a living work of art. As famous for her self-portraits and haunting imagery as she was for her marriage to another famous artist,... Read more »

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Viva Frida

By Yuyi Morales
Narrated by: Adriana Sananes
Length: 11 minutes

Frida Kahlo, one of the world's most famous and unusual artists is revered around the world. Her life was filled with laughter, love, and tragedy, all of which influenced what she painted on her canvases. Read more »

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Social Purpose Annual Report

Social Purpose Annual Report

As we look to the future as a Social Purpose Corporation, we’re committed to serving readers and independent bookstores. Read our 2020 Annual Report to see an overview of the year.

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Frida

Una biografía de Frida Kahlo
Pensamiento

By Hayden Herrera
Narrated by: Mauricio Pérez, Noé Velásquez, Karla Hernández, Maggie Vera & Ayari Rivera
Length: 20 hours 59 minutes

La mejor biografía que se ha escrito sobre Frida Kahlo, la pintora mexicana por excelencia.

Edición revisada con prólogo de Valeria Luiselli

Frida fue una figura mítica creada por sí misma, el centro exótico de una esfera que incluía a amigos como León Trotski y Nelson Rockefeller, Isamu Noguchi y André Breton, Dolores del Río y Paulette... Read more »

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Ninth Street Women

Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art

By Mary Gabriel
Narrated by: Lisa Stathoplos
Length: 39 hours 13 minutes

Five women revolutionize the modern art world in postwar America in this "gratifying, generous, and lush" true story from a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist (Jennifer Szalai, New York Times).

Set amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times, Ninth Street Women is the impassioned, wild, sometimes tragic,... Read more »

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Warhol

By Blake Gopnik
Narrated by: Graham Halstead
Length: 43 hours 32 minutes

The definitive biography of a fascinating and paradoxical figure, one of the most influential artists of his—or any—age.

To this day, mention the name “Andy Warhol” to almost anyone and you’ll hear about his famous images of soup cans and Marilyn Monroe. But though Pop Art became synonymous with Warhol’s name and dominated the public’s image of... Read more »

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Andy Warhol

By Wayne Koestenbaum
Narrated by: Arthur Addison
Length: 6 hours 49 minutes

In his bravura account of Warhol's life and work, scholar and culture critic Wayne Koestenbaum gets past the contradictions and reveals the man behind the blond wig and dark glasses. Nimbly weaving brilliant and witty analysis into an absorbing narrative, Koestenbaum makes a convincing case for Warhol as a serious artist, one whose importance... Read more »

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The Philosophy of Andy Warhol

(From A to B and Back Again)

By Andy Warhol
Narrated by: Vikas Adam
Length: 6 hours 37 minutes

ThePhilosophy of Andy Warhol, first published in 1975, is less a memoir than a collectionof riffs and reflections. The private AndyWarhol talks about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, success; aboutNew York and America; and about himself—his childhood in McKeesport,Pennsylvania, good times and bad times in New York, the explosion of... Read more »

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