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Mom Loves Reading (& Listening to) Memoirs

As a mother of 5, (ok, 3 live on their own, but the 2 at home are autistic), I don't always have time to sit & relax with a physical book like I would love to. Thank goodness (& Librofm) that I became a HUGE fan of audiobooks in early 2019 & now I am practically listening to an entire book every day while doing all my usual daily activities like chores, shopping, driving, exercising & even showering. Memoirs are my favorite type of audiobooks, especially when they are narrated by the author. These are some of my favorites!

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Hunger

A Memoir of (My) Body

By Roxane Gay
Narrated by: Roxane Gay
Length: 5 hours 57 minutes

Hunger

“This memoir is about trauma and privilege, self-loathing, and a silent fear kept secret for far too long. It's about our obsession with body weight and body image, what happens when we internalize our pain and become self-destructive, and how very, very large people are treated in humiliating ways. The descriptions of addictive behavior and the journey to want to heal make this book more universal than I expected. When you decide that this is the day you're going to change and you get out of bed and fail, that's pretty normal. You'll have another chance tomorrow - just remember to like yourself enough to overcome the fear of healing and try again. Highly recommend.”

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We're Going to Need More Wine

Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True

By Gabrielle Union
Narrated by: Gabrielle Union
Length: 7 hours 48 minutes

We're Going to Need More Wine

“Gabrielle Union is smart, funny, articulate and honest. She's also an excellent reader.I loved hearing her takes on growing up in a mostly white town, her experiences in Hollywood, about being in the room where it happens (or not, as the case may be). And, about owning her faults. I would love to sit down and have a glass of wine (or two) with her.”

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Open Book

A Memoir

By Jessica Simpson
Narrated by: Jessica Simpson
Length: 11 hours 21 minutes

The #1 New York Times Bestseller

Includes six new songs by Jessica Simpson, available exclusively in the Open Book audiobook.

Performed by the author featuring her music throughout.

Jessica reveals for the first time her inner monologue and most intimate struggles. Guided by the journals she's kept since age fifteen, and brimming with her unique... Read more »

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Inside Out

A Memoir

By Demi Moore
Narrated by: Demi Moore
Length: 6 hours 31 minutes

Inside Out

“Demi Moore's memoir is riveting. She begins the book describing her desperately sad childhood. Both parents suffer from alcoholism and the demons that accompany the disease. Her father commits suicide in his thirties. As a result, Demi enters into many failed romances with men who are cut from the same cloth as her father. Demi candidly describes her break into show business and the many famous people that she meets along the way. She covers her own substance abuse issues with raw candor. Demi does not miss a beat in her descriptions of both high profile marriages. Listening to Demi's words in her own voice was a special treat. It is the story of hard work and resilience. I highly recommend it.”

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Becoming

By Michelle Obama
Narrated by: Michelle Obama
Length: 19 hours 1 minutes

Becoming

“I adore our former president and I miss him. Yet I cannot help but be ecstatic that Michelle is coming out with a book about her own life so that I can learn more about this powerful, intelligent, and singularly awesome woman. Barack would be the first to say that his wife is a superstar, and I can’t wait to get my hands on Becoming to read about her in her own words.”

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Know My Name

A Memoir

By Chanel Miller
Narrated by: Chanel Miller
Length: 15 hours 24 minutes

Know My Name

“Wow! Everybody should read this book. A stunning memoir about a devastating subject. It was eye opening, gut wrenching, powerful and brave. Chanel Miller writes with such honesty and vulnerability–I immediately felt that I knew her and she had me walking in her shoes throughout the entire book. I’m still reeling from the roller coaster of emotions but ultimately I was left feeling hopeful and changed. A great audiobook read by author. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️”

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Stories I Only Tell My Friends

An Autobiography

By Rob Lowe
Narrated by: Rob Lowe
Length: 9 hours 10 minutes

A wryly funny and surprisingly moving account of an extraordinary life lived almost entirely in the public eye

A teen idol at fifteen, an international icon and founder of the Brat Pack at twenty, and one of Hollywood's top stars to this day, Rob Lowe chronicles his experiences as a painfully misunderstood child actor in Ohio uprooted to the wild... Read more »

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The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

By Amy Schumer
Narrated by: Amy Schumer
Length: 8 hours 1 minutes

2017 Audie Award Finalist for Audiobook of the Year and Narration by the Author

THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"This is your happy hour with Amy Schumer... It's Bossypants meets Trainwreck meets your long weekend." —TheSkimm

“Amy’s got your back. She’s in your corner. She’s an honesty bomb. And she’s coming for you.” —Actress Tilda... Read more »

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Don't Stop Believin'

By Olivia Newton-John
Narrated by: Olivia Newton-John
Length: 7 hours 27 minutes

With humor and warmth, legendary musician, actress, activist, and icon Olivia Newton-John shares her fascinating life story—from her unforgettable rise to fame in the classic musical Grease to her passionate advocacy for health in light of her battles with cancer. Perfect for fans of Tina Turner’s My Love Story and Sally Field’s In Pieces, this... Read more »

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The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide

By Jenna Fischer & Foreword by Steve Carell
Narrated by: Jenna Fischer, Foreword by Rainn Wilson, Reed Birney, Sean Gunn, Derek Waters, Natalie Zea & Mark Proksch
Length: 7 hours 29 minutes

Jenna Fischer's Hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St. Louis. With a theater degree in hand, she was determined, she was confident, she was ready to work hard. So, what could go wrong?

Uh, basically everything. The path to being a professional actor was so much more vast and competitive... Read more »

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The Witches Are Coming

By Lindy West
Narrated by: Lindy West
Length: 6 hours 27 minutes

The Witches Are Coming

“ I struggle to write a review of Lindy West's work without resorting to simplistic three syllable sentences like "she's awesome," or, "she's the best." Maybe it's because she makes it look so very easy. She says everything I'm always thinking: about feminism, about politics, about our image-obsessed culture. And she does it with irrefutable logic, dazzling sentences, and an utterly fierce and funny sensibility. She's...(sigh) perfect.”

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In Pieces

By Sally Field
Narrated by: Sally Field
Length: 10 hours 41 minutes

In Pieces

“I have watched Sally Field ever since her early days as the Flying Nun. I thought I knew Sally Field, but her memoir, In Pieces, reveals a Sally Field I didn’t know. She writes bravely and eloquently about her struggles growing up and making her way in Hollywood. Field holds nothing back, and that only elevates her, in my opinion. This isn’t just another celebrity memoir; it’s a clear-eyed look at an industry and a life beset by challenges. Field emerges as likeable, strong, and inspiring—an altogether remarkable woman.”

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I'm Your Huckleberry

A Memoir

By Val Kilmer
Narrated by: Will Forte, George Newbern & Mare Winningham
Length: 7 hours 10 minutes

Instant New York Times Bestseller

Legendary actor Val Kilmer shares the stories behind his most beloved roles, reminisces about his star-studded career and love life, and reveals the truth behind his recent health struggles in a remarkably candid autobiography.

Val Kilmer has played many iconic roles over his nearly four-decade film career. A... Read more »

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The Answer Is . . .

Reflections on My Life

By Alex Trebek
Narrated by: Ken Jennings & Alex Trebek
Length: 4 hours 34 minutes

A RECOMMENDED SUMMER READ BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, TIME, AND NEWSWEEK

Longtime Jeopardy! host and television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career.

Since debuting as the host of Jeopardy! in 1984, Alex Trebek has been something like a family member to millions of television viewers, bringing entertainment and education into... Read more »

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