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Libro.fm Picks: For the Pop-Culturist

Libro.fm Picks: For the Pop-Culturist

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!

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The Light We Carry

Overcoming in Uncertain Times

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

#1 NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME’S 100 MUST-READ BOOKS OF 2022 • In an inspiring follow-up to her critically acclaimed, #1 bestselling memoir Becoming, former First Lady Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today’s highly uncertain world.
 
There may be no tidy... Read more »

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Dinners with Ruth

A Memoir of Friendship

By Nina Totenberg
Narrated by: Nina Totenberg
Length: 9 hours 29 minutes

Dinners with Ruth

“Delightfully narrated by the author, these descriptions of lifelong friendships among famous groundbreaking career women are a treat and a balm.”

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I'm Glad My Mom Died

By Jennette McCurdy
Narrated by: Jennette McCurdy
Length: 6 hours 25 minutes

I'm Glad My Mom Died

“Woah! There is so much to unpack here. I put on the audiobook and finished it in two days because I just couldn't stop listening. I didn't grow up watching iCarly—coincidentally because I grew up Mormon—but Jennette McCurdy's memoir will strike a chord (many chords) with anyone who reads it. We could all do with a little more understanding on what it's like to be a child star, to have an abusive mother, to experience religious trauma, and to live with eating disorders and addiction. McCurdy tackles these subjects with the sensitivity of someone who understands while also being frank about how these experiences have affected and continue to affect her life. (And, if anyone is wondering, yes. That is how most Mormons think of the Holy Ghost.)”

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Love That Story

Observations from a Gorgeously Queer Life

By Jonathan Van Ness
Narrated by: Jonathan Van Ness
Length: 5 hours 43 minutes

The Emmy-nominated host of Netflix’s Queer Eye follows up his New York Times-bestselling memoir, Over The Top, with this collection of thought-provoking essays on grief and healing, cannabis reform, LGBTQIA+ rights, imposter syndrome, personal style, the HIV safety net, and of, course, how to make your hairdresser love you.

In his New York...

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Finding Me

A Memoir

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

Narrated by Viola Davis

In 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 Falls, Rhode Island, to the stage in New York City, and beyond. This is the path I took to finding my purpose but also my voice in...

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Hello, Molly!

A Memoir

By Molly Shannon & Sean Wilsey
Narrated by: Molly Shannon
Length: 7 hours 5 minutes

Hello, Molly!

“My favorite memoir of the year! Molly's positivity, sincerity and HUMOR shine through her story. As a long-time fan, it was fascinating to learn about her family, her training, her SNL days, and working on the movies she made. After finishing, I wanted to go watch all her famous SNL skits and Superstar! Loved listening to this book on Libro.fm because Molly narrates herself!”

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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...

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Ten Steps to Nanette

A Memoir Situation

By Hannah Gadsby
Narrated by: Hannah Gadsby
Length: 13 hours 47 minutes

Ten Steps to Nanette

“In 2017, at the height of the Me Too movement, Hannah Gadsby changed comedy as we know it with her groundbreaking show, Nanette. As a woman, as a lesbian, as a gender-nonconforming person, as a neuro-atypical person, as a victim of trauma, Gadsby mapped out a way forward for comedy that didn't make herself, and people like her, the butt of the joke. Part memoir, part 'making of,' this book gets at the heart of her journey to self-acceptance and fame. If you laugh-sobbed your way through Nanette like I did (and then went back to the beginning and did it again, and again, and again) then read this book to find out just how she did it and why.”

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Miss Me With That

Hot Takes, Helpful Tidbits, and a Few Hard Truths

By Rachel Lindsay
Narrated by: Rachel Lindsay
Length: 10 hours 1 minutes

A candid, witty, and inspiring collection of essays from The Bachelor’s first Black Bachelorette, exploring everything from relationships and love to politics and race
 
The Bachelor gave me an opportunity, but I created my own happy ending.”

Rachel Lindsay rose to prominence as The Bachelor’s first Black Bachelorette and has since become one of... 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

If you enjoyed The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, then you’ll love Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow.

“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 lengths we go for those we love.”

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Be My Baby

A Memoir

By Ronnie Spector
Narrated by: Rosie Perez
Length: 10 hours 42 minutes

"This heartfelt, brilliantly narrated memoir — with an introduction by Keith Richards — is one of the best I have ever listened to." -Washington Post

"...actress Rosie Perez stepped in to read the audiobook, and, go figure: She’s a total dream." -Vulture

"With her indefatigable energy, Rosie Perez emerges as the perfect choice to read this...

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Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing

A Memoir

By Matthew Perry
Narrated by: Matthew Perry
Length: 8 hours 49 minutes

This program is read by the author.

A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK BY TIME, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, GOODREADS, USA TODAY, AND MORE!

The beloved star of
Friends takes us behind the scenes of the hit sitcom and his struggles with addiction in this candid, funny, and revelatory memoir that delivers a powerful message of hope and persistence.

“Hi, my name is...

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Like a Rolling Stone

A Memoir

By Jann S. Wenner
Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris & Jann S. Wenner
Length: 17 hours 37 minutes

Rolling Stone founder, co-editor, and publisher Jann Wenner offers a once-in-a-generation memoir from the beating heart of classic rock and roll. 

Jann Wenner has been called by his peers “the greatest editor of his generation.”

His deeply personal memoir vividly describes and brings you inside the music, the politics, and the lifestyle of a... Read more »

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Waypoints

My Scottish Journey

By Sam Heughan
Narrated by: Sam Heughan
Length: 7 hours 47 minutes

Journey deep into the Scottish Highlands in the first memoir by #1 New York Times bestselling author and star of Outlander, Sam Heughan—exploring his life and reflecting on the waypoints that define him

"I had to believe, because frankly, I had come so far there could be no turning back."

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Anna

The Biography

By Amy Odell
Narrated by: Imogen Church
Length: 15 hours 29 minutes

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Bloomberg’s 10 Most Compelling Books to Put on Your Reading List This Spring

This definitive biography of Anna Wintour follows the steep climb of an ambitious young woman who would—with singular and legendary focus—become one of the most powerful people in media.

As a child, Anna Wintour was a tomboy with no... Read more »

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Making a Scene

By Constance Wu
Narrated by: Constance Wu
Length: 7 hours 53 minutes

Named a Most Anticipated Book by Time and Associated Press!

A powerful and poignant new book by Crazy Rich Asians and Fresh Off the Boat star Constance Wu about family, romance, sex, shame, trauma, and how she found her voice on the stage.

Growing up in the friendly suburbs of Richmond, Virginia, Constance Wu was often scolded for having big... Read more »

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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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Music Is History

By Questlove & Ben Greenman
Narrated by: Questlove
Length: 11 hours

In MUSIC IS HISTORY bestselling author and Sundance award-winning director Questlove harnesses his encyclopedic knowledge of popular music and his deep curiosity about history to examine America over the past fifty years. MUSIC IS HISTORY focuses on the years 1971 to the present, not only the country’s most complex and rewarding half-century... Read more »

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Bad Feminist

Essays

By Roxane Gay
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 11 hours 46 minutes

“Roxane Gay is so great at weaving the intimate and personal with what is most bewildering and upsetting at this moment in culture. She is always looking, always thinking, always passionate, always careful, always right there.”  — Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?

A New York Times Bestseller

Best Book of the Year: NPR • Boston Globe •...

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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

This program is read by the author.

From The Onion and Reductress contributor, this collection of essays is a hilarious nostalgic trip through beloved 2000s media, interweaving cultural criticism and personal narrative to examine how a very straight decade forged a very queer woman.

"Honest, funny, smart, and illuminating.” —Anna Drezen, co-head...

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