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Glennon Doyle's Top 6 Favorite Audiobooks

Glennon Doyle is many things: author, activist, speaker, and thought leader, as well as the founder and president of Together Rising, an all-women led nonprofit organization that has revolutionized grassroots philanthropy. She also happens to be this year's Independent Bookstore Day's Author Ambassador! In celebration of the big day (April 24th*, if your calendar isn't already marked), we asked Glennon to share her favorite audiobooks with us. Find more on the blog!

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Broken Horses

A Memoir

By Brandi Carlile
Narrated by: Brandi Carlile
Length: 10 hours 2 minutes

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, producer, and six-time Grammy winner opens up about a life shaped by music in this candid, heartfelt, and intimate story.

“One of the great memoirs of our time . . . a gift from Brandi’s soul.”—Glennon Doyle • “Brandi’s story is about perseverance, humor, forgiveness, and...
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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain

In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life

By George Saunders
Narrated by: George Saunders, Phylicia Rashad, Nick Offerman, Glenn Close, Keith David, Rainn Wilson, BD Wong & Renée Elise Goldsberry
Length: 14 hours 43 minutes

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain

“This masterclass for writers is also a masterclass for readers, and you don't have to be a writer to enjoy it. Through his wise insights on storytelling, Saunders sent me away with an understanding of why I enjoy reading what I do, how stories work, and how to be a better storyteller (and human) in all rights.”

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Professional Troublemaker

The Fear-Fighter Manual

By Luvvie Ajayi Jones
Narrated by: Luvvie Ajayi Jones
Length: 7 hours 58 minutes

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
From the New York Times bestselling author of I'm Judging You, a hilarious and transformational book about how to tackle fear--that everlasting hater--and audaciously step into lives, careers, and legacies that go beyond even our wildest dreams


Luvvie Ajayi Jones is known for her trademark wit, warmth, and... Read more »

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Somebody's Daughter

A Memoir

By Ashley C. Ford
Narrated by: Ashley C. Ford
Length: 8 hours 44 minutes

This program is read by the author, and includes a bonus conversation between the author and Clint Smith.

One of the most prominent voices of her generation debuts with an extraordinarily powerful memoir: the story of a childhood defined by the looming absence of her incarcerated father.

Through poverty, adolescence, and a fraught relationship... Read more »

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Unbound

My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement

By Tarana Burke
Narrated by: Tarana Burke
Length: TBA

This program is read by the author.

From the founder and activist behind one of the largest movements of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the ‘me too.’ Movement, Tarana Burke debuts a powerful memoir about her own journey to saying those two simple yet infinitely powerful words
me tooand how she brought empathy back to an entire... Read more »

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How to Do Nothing

Resisting the Attention Economy

By Jenny Odell
Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
Length: 8 hours 10 minutes

A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention—and our personal information—that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we've been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our value is... Read more »

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