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Whether you're looking for the perfect audiobook for yourself, or recommendations to send alongside a Libro.fm credit bundle, browse these audiobooks for pop-culturists!

Thicker than Water

A Memoir

By: Kerry Washington
Narrated by: Kerry Washington
Length: 8 hours 59 minutes

Award-winning actor, director, producer, and activist Kerry Washington shares the deeply moving journey of her life so far, and the bravely intimate story of discovering her truth.

While on a drive in Los Angeles, on a seemingly average afternoon, Kerry Washington received a text message that would send her on a life-changing journey of... Read more

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A Decade of Arguments, Criticism, and Minding Other People’s Business

By: Roxane Gay
Narrated by: Roxane Gay
Length: 9 hours 58 minutes

From beloved and bestselling author Roxane Gay, “a strikingly fresh cultural critic” (Washington Post) comes an exhilarating collection of her essays on culture, politics, and everything in between. Since the publication of the groundbreaking Bad Feminist and Hunger, Roxane Gay has continued to tackle big issues embroiling... Read more

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Behind the Seams

My Life in Rhinestones

By: Dolly Parton
Narrated by: Dolly Parton, Holly George-Warren & Rebecca Seaver
Length: 4 hours 21 minutes

“As a typically fiction-only reader this book was a true delight to listen to! With narration from Dolly Parton herself, as well as some of her designers, it really grabbed my attention. A great way to learn about Dolly's life as well as her style! Included you'll find a pdf so you can look some of the fashions discussed in the book. Read more

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The 2000s Made Me Gay

Essays on Pop Culture

By: Grace Perry
Narrated by: Grace Perry
Length: 8 hours 21 minutes

“Wow! I picked this book up thinking it would just be a fun collection of personal essays. Boy howdy was I pleasantly surprised by what this book actually was! Perry makes each piece intensely personal, yes, but she also dives deep into many of the fundamental pieces of media for teens and tweens in the 2000s. Each essay looks at a different pop... Read more

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Leslie F*cking Jones

By: Leslie Jones
Narrated by: Leslie Jones & Chris Rock
Length: 16 hours 32 minutes

“The best thing about the book Leslie F*cking Jones is that it is read by...Leslie F*cking Jones. Her bluntness, humor, and authenticity shine through in this moving memoir that is both witty and poignant. Existing fans and new followers will be carried away by Jones' informal and raucous style, telling stories both heartfelt and hilarious that... Read more

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Being Henry

The Fonz . . . and Beyond

By: Henry Winkler
Narrated by: Henry Winkler
Length: 9 hours 22 minutes

Ayyyyyyyyyy! - If you don't recognize that tag line, then you haven't watched TV for the last 50 years. Yes, I'm talking about 'the Fonz'. I (along with most of the rest of the world) loved that guy. Until recently, I never really considered the actor who created such a memorable character. The new autobiography by Henry Winkler, Being Henry... Read more

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Pageboy

A Memoir

By: Elliot Page
Narrated by: Elliot Page
Length: 8 hours 23 minutes

Pageboy is a quietly powerful, captivating memoir with a small amount of salacious-ness. Elliot Page is so earnest, vulnerable and generous with his heartbreak, dysphoria, pain and healing. I was particularly struck by the many poignant and relatable moments Page describes, yet we, as a society, have only recently come up with the language to... Read more

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Everything I Need I Get from You

How Fangirls Created the Internet as We Know It

By: Kaitlyn Tiffany
Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
Length: 6 hours 47 minutes

A thrilling and riotous dive into the world of superfandom and the fangirls who shaped the social Internet.In 2014, on the side of a Los Angeles freeway, a One Direction fan erected a shrine in the spot where, a few hours earlier, Harry Styles had vomited. “It’s interesting for sure,” Styles said later, adding, “a little niche, maybe.” But what... Read more

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End Credits

How I Broke Up with Hollywood

By: Patty Lin
Narrated by: Patty Lin
Length: 9 hours 51 minutes

What happens when you land your dream job and everything you've been working toward becomes a complete nightmare? This is Patty Lin's story. She climbed the ladder as an award-winning television writer (often the only Asian person in the room) only to be confronted by discouragement, burnout, and toxicity.
Ever since Patty Lin retired from... Read more

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In the Form of a Question

The Joys and Rewards of a Curious Life

By: Amy Schneider
Narrated by: Amy Schneider
Length: 6 hours 47 minutes

“Warm and funny.” —The New York Times * “Refreshingly no-holds-barred.” —USA TODAY * “Delightful.” —San Francisco Chronicle

An inspirational, witty, and bold memoir from the most successful woman ever to compete on Jeopardy!—an exploration of what it means to ask questions of the world and of yourself as well as a passionate “ode to learning”... Read more

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The Woman in Me

By: Britney Spears
Narrated by: Michelle Williams
Length: 5 hours 31 minutes

“At only five hours, this is a great bite-size audiobook if you're afraid you'll get too lost in a long story, or if you have a limited amount of time for your audiobook habit. Michelle Williams is also an amazing narrator and lends a great voice to Britney's story. Read more

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Sure, I'll Join Your Cult

A Memoir of Mental Illness and the Quest to Belong Anywhere

By: Maria Bamford
Narrated by: Maria Bamford
Length: 7 hours 40 minutes

“What a zany, psyche-med laced, adorably cringy, appropriately humorous, and thoroughly relatable peek into the comedic and troubled brain of Maria Bamford! Both heartfelt and tragic, it’s a fascinating window into daily challenges faced by those who struggle with intrusive thoughts, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, and attempting life during this... Read more

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Activate Your Greatness

By: Alex Toussaint
Narrated by: Alex Toussaint
Length: 6 hours

This program is read by the author.

Alex Toussaint, the rising Peloton star who counts everyone from Roger Federer and the Golden State Warriors to the Today Show’s Carson Daly as fans, hops off the bike and gives readers the inspiration and motivation they need to activate their greatness in every aspect of their lives.


Alex Toussaint is known... Read more

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The Light We Carry

Overcoming in Uncertain Times

By: Michelle Obama
Narrated by: Michelle Obama
Length: 9 hours 58 minutes

“Michelle Obama is back with more words of wisdom, pillars of humility, and just simply Michelle. The Light We Carry is an uplighting book that will help you deal with the emotions and isolation that we have had to deal with during and after the pandemic. But more than that, she has compiled questions that she has been asked again and again, and... Read more

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No Crying in Baseball

The Inside Story of A League of Their Own: Big Stars, Dugout Drama, and a Home Run for Hollywood

By: Erin Carlson
Narrated by: Mia Hutchinson Shaw
Length: 10 hours 54 minutes

The inside story of how A League of Their Own—one of the most beloved baseball movies of all time—developed from an unheralded piece of American history into a perennial cinematic favorite. Featuring exclusive interviews and behind the scenes memories from the original cast and creators.No Crying in Baseball is a rollicking, revelatory deep dive... Read more

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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

A novel

By: Gabrielle Zevin
Narrated by: Jennifer Kim & Julian Cihi
Length: 13 hours 51 minutes

“Once I started listening to Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, it's all I wanted to do. I'm not a gamer and I still thoroughly enjoyed following Sadie, Sam and Marx as we follow them from childhood through adulthood, from hospital rooms in Los Angeles, to dorm rooms in Boston and back to LA. A bittersweet look at love and friendship and the... Read more

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Finding Me

A Memoir

By: Viola Davis
Narrated by: Viola Davis
Length: 9 hours 15 minutes

Winner of the 2023 Grammy for Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording!Audie Award Winner for Audiobook of the Year!Narrated by Viola DavisIn my book, you will meet a little girl named Viola who ran from her past until she made a life-changing decision to stop running forever.This is my story, from a crumbling apartment in Central... Read more

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Walking in My Joy

In These Streets

By: Jenifer Lewis
Narrated by: Jenifer Lewis
Length: 7 hours 27 minutes

A new offering from the author of the hugely successful Mother of Black Hollywood.Walking in My Joy is a collection of electric stories by the one and only, super hilarious Jenifer Lewis. Her commentary on what’s happening in the world today, told through her outrageous real-life adventures, will have you laughing out loud, while her insightful... Read more

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Trick Mirror

Reflections on Self-Delusion

By: Jia Tolentino
Narrated by: Jia Tolentino
Length: 9 hours 45 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “From The New Yorker’s beloved cultural critic comes a bold, unflinching collection of essays about self-deception, examining everything from scammer culture to reality television.”—Esquire
 
Book Club Pick for Now Read This, from PBS NewsHour and The New York Times • “A whip-smart, challenging book.”—Zadie Smith • “Jia...
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Working Girls

Trixie and Katya's Guide to Professional Womanhood

By: Trixie Mattel & Katya
Narrated by: Trixie Mattel & Katya
Length: 4 hours 24 minutes

Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova took the world by storm with their Guide to Modern Womanhood, a book of expert advice on beauty, homemaking, and relationships. Now they’re tackling an even bigger challenge: finding success in the modern workplace.

In Working Girls, Trixie and Katya dole out both savvy and satirical advice for every stage... Read more

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