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  • How to Be Alone

  • If You Want to, and Even If You Don't
  • By: Lane Moore
  • Narrated by: Lane Moore
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484

Lane Moore is a rare performer who is as impressive onstage - whether hosting her iconic show Tinder Live or being the enigmatic front woman of It Was Romance - as she is on the page, as both a former writer for The Onion and an award-winning sex and relationships editor for Cosmopolitan. But her story has had its obstacles, including being her own parent, living in her car as a teenager, and moving to New York City to pursue her dreams. Through it all, she looked to movies, TV, and music as the family and support systems she never had. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Self awareness I wasn’t expecting

  • By Ashley Scout on 12-28-18

Read this book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-19

Trauma survivors unite! This book is unparalleled. Her words hit all the pain points in my soul and then kissed them to make them better.
I won’t forget this book anytime soon.
Thank you for this, LM!!

  • Life Will Be the Death of Me

  • ...And You Too!
  • By: Chelsea Handler
  • Narrated by: Chelsea Handler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,722
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,309
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,281

This funny, sad, super-honest, all-true story of Chelsea Handler’s year of self-discovery features a nerdily brilliant psychiatrist, a shaman, four Chow Chows, some well-placed security cameras, various family members (living and departed), friends, assistants, and a lot of edibles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Raw Chelsea Hander

  • By Leslie Snider on 04-14-19

Powerful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-19

A side of Chelsea we have not seen. I’m so impressed by her eloquence and honesty.
This book is a gift.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

  • And Other Lessons from the Crematory
  • By: Caitlin Doughty
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Doughty
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,082
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,779
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,765

Most people want to avoid thinking about death, but Caitlin Doughty - a 20-something with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre - took a job at a crematory, turning morbid curiosity into her life’s work. With an original voice that combines fearless curiosity and mordant wit, Caitlin tells an unusual coming-of-age story full of bizarre encounters, gallows humor, and vivid characters (both living and very dead).

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ms. Frizzle Takes the School Bus to a Morgue

  • By Ren on 06-02-16

Informative and beautiful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-03-18

I went into this book thinking it would cure all my morbid fascinations about death but ended up coming out the other side relieved and satisfied.
This book blends humor, gory details and narrative in a gorgeous manner.
Very glad I picked this to listen to.
Thank you, Caitlin. Keep doing your important work- you’re wonderful!

  • How to Be Famous

  • A Novel
  • By: Caitlin Moran
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

A hilarious, heartfelt sequel to How to Build a Girl, the breakout novel from feminist sensation Caitlin Moran who the New York Times called, "rowdy and fearless... sloppy, big-hearted and alive in all the right ways." You can’t have your best friend be famous if you’re not famous. It doesn’t work. You’re emotional pen-friends. You can send each other letters - but you’re not doing anything together. You live in different countries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • She’s done it again.

  • By laura wyant on 07-09-18

She’s done it again.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-18

I am never ready for the brilliance that is Caitlin Moran.
This is one of my favorites in a LONG time.
Now I have to go back and re-read everything else.
Highly recommended. Especially if you were a coming of age girl in the 90s. So bittersweet.
Thank you, Caitlin.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Pisces

  • A Novel
  • By: Melissa Broder
  • Narrated by: Melissa Broder
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 157

Lucy has been writing her dissertation on Sappho for nine years when she and her boyfriend break up in a dramatic flameout. After she bottoms out in Phoenix, her sister in Los Angeles insists Lucy dog-sit for the summer. Annika's home is a gorgeous glass cube on Venice Beach, but Lucy can find little relief from her anxiety - not in the Greek chorus of women in her love addiction therapy group, not in her frequent Tinder excursions, not even in Dominic the foxhound's easy affection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What just happened?

  • By Tammy on 05-06-18

Beautiful writing, entrancing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-18

Melissa is one of my favorite modern writers. No one else is able to so eloquently and honestly capture what goes on in the mind like she does.
I can’t wait for more from her!

  • Meaty

  • Essays
  • By: Samantha Irby
  • Narrated by: Samantha Irby
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 280

Smart, edgy, hilarious, and unabashedly raunchy New York Times best-selling author Samantha Irby explodes in her uproarious first collection of essays. Irby laughs her way through tragicomic mishaps, neuroses, and taboos as she struggles through adulthood: chin hairs, depression, bad sex, failed relationships, masturbation, taco feasts, inflammatory bowel disease, and more. Updated with her favorite Instagramable, couch-friendly recipes, this much-beloved romp is treat for anyone in dire need of Irby's infamous, scathing wit, and poignant candor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hilariously honest

  • By Kindle Customer on 04-13-18

I love you, Sam Irby

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-18

Just here to say she rules. And makes me laugh harder than any writer out there right now.
Keep it coming!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Witch

  • Unleashed. Untamed. Unapologetic.
  • By: Lisa Lister
  • Narrated by: Lisa Lister
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 750
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 666
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663

A witch is a wise woman, a healer. Yet for so long the word witch has had negative connotations. In this book, third generation hereditary witch Lisa Lister explains the history behind witchcraft, why identifying as a healer in past centuries led women to be burned at the stake, and why the witch is reawakening in women across the world today. This book provides an overview of the different schools of witchcraft and the core principles and practices within them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Probably better to get physical book

  • By Trina Kelley on 06-30-17

I love this book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-18

LL has awoken a resonating cry within me. This book has changed the course of my path. I’m so grateful.

  • So Sad Today

  • Personal Essays
  • By: Melissa Broder
  • Narrated by: Melissa Broder
  • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 198
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 196

Melissa Broder always struggled with anxiety. In the fall of 2012, she went through a harrowing cycle of panic attacks and dread that wouldn't abate for months. So she began @sosadtoday, an anonymous Twitter feed that allowed her to express her darkest feelings and that quickly gained a dedicated following. In So Sad Today, Broder delves deeper into the existential themes she explores on Twitter.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • You don’t have to read this

  • By Chris on 06-18-18

Melissa is the realest

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-18

I have never, and I mean never, related to a book of essays as much as I have SST.
Melissa has captured the madness that is existential dread, anxiety and depression in a way that is humorous and real.
I’m very much looking forward to her next book and all the other work she will share.

20 of 31 people found this review helpful

  • We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

  • Essays
  • By: Samantha Irby
  • Narrated by: Samantha Irby
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,020
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013

Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a Dumpster fire. With We Are Never Meeting in Real Life., "bitches gotta eat" blogger and comedian Samantha Irby turns the serio-comic essay into an art form.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The perfect balance of humour and pathos

  • By Salimah J. Perkins on 07-06-17

In love

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-17

I'm kinda in love with Samantha after this book. Her dry, deliberate delivery made for many a public outburst. I cackled on the subway at least 6 times.
Highly recommend. I've been telling all my COOL friends to get on it and buy this book.

  • Shrill

  • Notes from a Loud Woman
  • By: Lindy West
  • Narrated by: Lindy West
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,778
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,381

Hailed by Lena Dunham as an "essential (and hilarious) voice for women", Lindy West is ferociously witty and outspoken, tackling topics as varied as pop culture, social justice, and body image. Her empowering work has garnered a coast-to-coast audience that eagerly awaits Shrill, her highly anticipated literary debut.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Completely necessary

  • By P. Ryan on 11-07-16

So great!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-17

Didn't know the author before picking this up, but feel she's made a permanent imprint on my heart. Wonderfully written. I enjoyed almost TOO much! :) Thank you, Lindy!!