Ayelet Waldman
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Ayelet Waldman

AYELET WALDMAN is the author of A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life, the novels Love and Treasure, Red Hook Road, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, and Daughter's Keeper, as well as of the essay collection Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace and the Mommy-Track Mystery series. She is the editor of Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women's Prisons and of the forthcoming Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation. She was a Federal public defender and an adjunct professor at the UC Berkeley law school where she developed and taught a course on the legal implications of the War on Drugs. She lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband, Michael Chabon, and their four children.

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    • A Really Good Day

    • How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life
    • By: Ayelet Waldman
    • Narrated by: Ayelet Waldman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 820
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 744
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 742

    A revealing, courageous, fascinating, and funny account of the author's experiment with microdoses of LSD in an effort to treat a debilitating mood disorder....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Radically Different Approach to Self-Medication

    • By Ilana on 01-15-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Nursery Crimes

    • Mommy-Track Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Ayelet Waldman
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    When the principal of Hollywood's premier preschool is killed in a hit-and-run accident, public defender turned stay-at-home mom Juliet Applebaum gets off the mommy track - to track down a murderer....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great debut

    • By Beatrice on 09-17-12

    Regular price: $19.60

    • A Playdate with Death

    • Mommy-Track Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Ayelet Waldman
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Public defender turned stay-at-home mom Juliet Applebaum is back in top form, investigating the mysterious death of her personal trainer....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Bad Mother

    • A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace
    • By: Ayelet Waldman
    • Narrated by: Mia Barron
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Best-selling author Ayelet Waldman delivers a humorous, encouraging look at the nearly impossible - and often thankless! - job of mothering....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Oh, Mother!

    • By Charles on 02-28-10
    • A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace
    • By: Ayelet Waldman
    • Narrated by: Mia Barron
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 05-20-09
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 74 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Love and Treasure

    • By: Ayelet Waldman
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Paul Hecht
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    Maine, 2012. An old man is dying with the weight of a plundered necklace on his conscience....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not Just Another War Story!

    • By Linda on 04-25-14

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Love and Other Impossible Pursuits

    • By: Ayelet Waldman
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    For Emilia Greenleaf, life is by turns a comedy of errors and an emotional minefield....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heart breaking, hopeful, and brilliant writing.

    • By Sandra L. Jacob on 12-27-09

    Regular price: $45.27

    • Murder Plays House

    • Mommy-Track Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Ayelet Waldman
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The Applebaums, with a new arrival on the way, must find a bigger house....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sad but very good mystery

    • By Donna on 09-16-12

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Death Gets a Time-Out

    • Mommy-Track Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Ayelet Waldman
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Between juggling lunchboxes, piano lessons, and baby-sitters, public defender turned stay-at-home mom Juliet Applebaum promises to help her famous friend clear her brother's name of murder....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A True Mystery

    • By Donna on 09-10-12

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Red Hook Road

    • By: Ayelet Waldman
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    As lyrical as a sonata, Ayelet Waldman’s follow-up novel to Love and Other Impossible Pursuits explores the aftermath of a family tragedy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Pamela Harvey on 07-19-10

    Regular price: $35.93

    • The Big Nap

    • A Mommy-Track Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Ayelet Waldman
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    When her son's Hasidic babysitter vanishes, public defender turned stay-at-home mom Juliet Applebaum travels from her havoc-filled home in Los Angeles to a Hasidic enclave in Brooklyn....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mixed feelings

    • By Donna on 09-05-12

    Regular price: $17.95

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