A self-proclaimed book nerd with a soft spot for memoirs, feminist thought, and LGBT fiction. Michael has a broad range of interests, mostly because he still can’t decide what to listen to next. And it’s safe to assume that he’s still stuck in that never-ending cycle of starting a new book before finishing the last.

AUDIBLE EDITOR

Michael Collina

A self-proclaimed book nerd with a soft spot for memoirs, feminist thought, and LGBT fiction. Michael has a broad range of interests, mostly because he still can’t decide what to listen to next. And it’s safe to assume that he’s still stuck in that never-ending cycle of starting a new book before finishing the last.

Editor's Picks

The audiobooks I wish I'd listened to for my undergraduate thesis, a study on the evolution of masculinity in post-9/11 literature.

My Brother Slaves By: Sergio A. Lussana
“The social dynamic of male oppression is interesting in and of itself, but when you add in the cruelty of slavery in the Antebellum South, you get another (disturbingly) fascinating layer to consider.”
Gender Trouble By: Judith Butler
“Okay, so I actually did use this one to argue the performative nature of masculinity. But I had to include the audio version in this list—there’s no going back to my physical copy under all those annotations.”
Beyond Veiled Cliches By: Amal Awad
“In an attempt to erase the binary between the Western and Arabic cultures, Awad explores women’s experiences across the globe. And she does it in a way that humanizes both sides and doesn't fall prey to an "Us vs. Them" dichotomy.”
The Longest War By: Peter L. Bergen
“You can't talk about 9/11 without mentioning this account of the War on Terror. Although I relied heavily on The 9/11 Commission Report, this listen is likely the second best account of the war that followed the attacks”
Angry White Men By: Michael Kimmel
“If you’re going to talk masculinity, you have to include Michael Kimmel. Amidst headlines of #MeToo and white nationalism, this listen not only seems timely, but essential for anyone who is or knows a white man in 2018.”
Rising out of Hatred By: Eli Saslow
“Like the constant evolution of masculinity, the evolution of white nationalism is worth paying attention to. As an added bonus, it explores how oppressive viewpoints can be overcome when addressed head-on.”

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