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Dreamscape - Biography & Memoir

Bestselling biography and memoir from Dreamscape.

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14 Days: A Mother, A Daughter, A Two Week Goodbye

By Lisa Goich
Narrated by: Lisa Goich
Length: 4 hours 26 minutes

When Lisa traveled home to visit her parents in December 2011, she never expected an ordinary three-day weekend to turn into an extraordinary 14-day observance of her mother’s life – and ultimately – death. 14 Days is a story of parental loss, and how to lovingly, bravely and gracefully let go of a hand you’ve been holding your entire life. From... Read more »

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A Graphic Memoir

By Liz Prince
Narrated by: Ensemble Cast
Length: 1 hours 58 minutes

Growing up, Liz Prince wasn't a girly girl, dressing in pink tutus or playing Pretty Pretty Princess like the other girls in her neighborhood. But she wasn't exactly one of the guys either, as she quickly learned when her Little League baseball coach exiled her to the outfield instead of letting her take the pitcher's mound. Liz was somewhere in... Read more »

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The Book of Joe

About a Dog and His Man

By Vincent Price
Narrated by: Victoria Price
Length: 4 hours 13 minutes

Actor Vincent Price won acclaim for his performances as a menacing villain in dozens of macabre horror films, such as House of Wax. Less well known, though, is Price's lifelong love of animals, especially his fourteen-year-old mutt, Joe. From his wife's passion for poodles to film set encounters with all types of creatures, including goats,... Read more »

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Dirty Thirty

A Memoir

By Asa Akira
Narrated by: Veronica Worthington
Length: 5 hours 57 minutes

As she contemplates turning thirty years old while still being in the adult film trade, Asa Akira, author of the bestseller insatiable, delves into her past, present, and future, exploring the events that brought her to where she is now and the surprising and insightful plans she has for her future. Internationally known as a porn star, Akira's... Read more »

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Danger Close

My Epic Journey As a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan

By Amber Smith
Narrated by: Rachel Fulginiti
Length: 7 hours 59 minutes

Amber Smith flew into enemy fire in some of the most dangerous combat zones in the world. One of only a few women to fly the Kiowa Warrior helicopter, Smith rose to Pilot-in-Command and Air Mission Commander in the premier Kiowa unit in the Army, repeatedly flying into harm's way during her 2005 and 2008 deployments with the 101st Airborne... Read more »

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John F. Kennedy and PT-109

By Richard Tregaskis
Narrated by: Sean Runnette
Length: 3 hours 12 minutes

The true experiences of President Kennedy in World War II, as he commanded a PT-boat in the Solomon Islands and rescued his men after their craft was rammed by a Japanese destroyer. Read more »

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Elizabeth and Michael

The Queen of Hollywood and The King of Pop - A Love Story

By Donald Bogle
Narrated by: Michael Early
Length: 17 hours 26 minutes

From the moment Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson met, they were hooked on each other. Soon a deep friendship blossomed, unexpectedly unlike anything either had ever experienced. Through thick and thin, through their various emotional upheavals, through the peaks and valleys of their careers, through their personal traumas and heartaches,... Read more »

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The Last Madam

A Life in the New Orleans Underworld

By Christine Wiltz
Narrated by: Donna Postel
Length: 9 hours 36 minutes

1916: Norma Wallace, age 15, arrived in New Orleans. Sexy and shrewd, she quickly went from streetwalker to madam and by 1920 had opened what became a legendary house of prostitution. There she entertained a steady stream of governors, gangsters, and movie stars until she was arrested at last in 1962. Shortly before she died in 1974, she... 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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Daring & Disruptive

Unleashing the Entrepreneur

By Lisa Messenger
Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
Length: 4 hours

CEO Lisa Messenger shares an insightful account of her rollercoaster ride as the creator and founder of the globally popular Collective Hub, the hip magazine of inspiration for disrupters and innovators of all stripes-with bold ideas on how you can stay on track and remain true to whatever your passion may be. Speaking to the new generation of... Read more »

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Play Like a Girl

How a Soccer School in Kenya's Slums Started a Revolution

By Ellie Roscher
Narrated by: Katherine Fenton
Length: 8 hours 34 minutes

Growing up and living in Kibera, Kenya, Abdul Kassim was well aware of the disproportionate number of challenges faced by women due to the extreme gender inequalities that persist in the slums. After being raised by his aunts, his mother, and his grandmother and having a daughter himself, he felt that he needed to make a difference. In 2002,... Read more »

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My First Summer in the Sierra

By John Muir
Narrated by: Barry Press
Length: 6 hours 48 minutes

In the summer of 1869, John Muir, a young Scottish immigrant, joined a crew of shepherds in the foothills of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. The diary he kept while tending sheep formed the heart of this book, which was first published in 1911 and which eventually lured thousands of Americans to visit Yosemite country. My First Summer in... Read more »

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The Newcomers

Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom

By Helen Thorpe
Narrated by: Kate Handford
Length: 15 hours 9 minutes

Offering a nuanced and transformative take on immigration, multiculturalism, and America's role on the global stage, The Newcomers follows and reflects on the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers throughout the course of their 2015-2016 school year at Denver's South High School. Unfamiliar with American culture or the English language, the... Read more »

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To Sir, With Love

By E.R. Braithwaite
Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
Length: 6 hours 45 minutes

With opportunities for black men limited in post-World War II London, Rick Braithwaite, a former Royal Air Force pilot and Cambridge-educated engineer, accepts a teaching position that puts him in charge of a class of angry, unmotivated, bigoted white teenagers whom the system has mostly abandoned. When his efforts to reach these troubled... Read more »

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Weaving Dreams

The Joy of Work, The Love of Life

By Tami Longaberger
Narrated by: Mary Kae Irvin
Length: 5 hours 24 minutes

Tami Longaberger, CEO of The Longaberger Company, offers readers a glimpse of her unique 'American Dream.' Whether sharing memories of her impoverished childhood in Appalachia or accounts of reaching out to business women of the Middle East, Longaberger evokes a balanced nostalgia for the sweetness of the past comingled with a passionate call... Read more »

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Knowing Jesse

A Mother's Story of Grief, Grace, and Everyday Bli

By Marianne Leone
Narrated by: Marianne Leone
Length: 6 hours 12 minutes

Jesse Cooper was an honor-roll student who loved to windsurf and write poetry. He also had severe cerebral palsy and was quadriplegic, unable to speak, and wracked by seizures. He died suddenly at age seventeen. In fiercely honest, surprisingly funny, and sometimes heartbreaking prose, Jesse's mother, Marianne Leone, chronicles her... Read more »

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Wonder Girl

The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Za

By Don Van Natta
Narrated by: Hillary Huber
Length: 11 hours 31 minutes

Texas girl Babe Didrikson never tried a sport too tough and never met a hurdle too high. Despite attempts to keep women from competing, Babe achieved All-American status in basketball and won gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Olympics. Then Babe attempted to conquer golf. One of the founders of the LPGA, Babe won more consecutive... Read more »

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It Calls You Back

An Odyssey through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, a

By Luis J. Rodriguez
Narrated by: Jacob Vargas
Length: 11 hours 54 minutes

Growing up on the streets of East L.A., Luis Rodriguez narrowly escaped a serious jail term and then struggled to overcome his powerful addiction to heroin and alcohol. Eventually, Rodriguez embarked on a career as a successful journalist and a highly regarded poet. In It Calls You Back, Rodriguez describes with heartbreaking honesty his... Read more »

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Precious Objects

A Story of Diamonds, Family, and a Way of Life

By Alicia Oltuski
Narrated by: Alicia Oltuski
Length: 9 hours 17 minutes

In the middle of New York City lies a neighborhood where all secrets are valuable, all assets are liquid, and all deals are sealed with a blessing rather than a contract. Welcome to the diamond district. Ninety percent of all diamonds that enter America pass through these few blocks, but the inner workings of this mysterious world are known only... Read more »

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My American Revolution

Crossing the Delaware and I-78

By Robert Sullivan
Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
Length: 11 hours 28 minutes

In My American Revolution, Robert Sullivan investigates the true history of the crossing of the Delaware, its down-home reenactment each year for the past half a century, and - toward the end of a personal odyssey that involves camping in New Jersey backyards, hiking through lost 'mountains,' and eventually some physical therapy - he evacuates... Read more »

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Not for Everyday Use

A Memoir

By Elizabeth Nunez
Narrated by: Elizabeth Nunez
Length: 7 hours 33 minutes

Tracing the four days from the moment she gets the call that every immigrant fears to the burial of her mother, Elizabeth Nunez tells the haunting story of her lifelong struggle to cope with the consequences of the 'sterner stuff' of her parents' ambitions for their children and her mother's seemingly unbreakable conviction that displays of... Read more »

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