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Jessica Yas

Santa Monica, CA
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  • Without a Doubt

  • By: Marcia Clark, Teresa Carpenter - contributor
  • Narrated by: Marcia Clark
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458

From the outside, the prosecution's case looked bulletproof, but Marcia Clark knew better. Mountains of physical evidence connected O. J. Simpson to the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman, but that didn't mean it would be easy. For the woman charged with prosecuting the "Trial of the Century", the light of fame would glow white hot, as the media scrutinized her strategy, her family, even her hair. As the case spun out of control, Marcia Clark stood tall.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely Riveting

  • By Simone on 01-13-17

Abridged?

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-17

I wish it wasn't abridged! Would have liked to hear the whole book. Great job Marcia.

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  • Appetites

  • Why Women Want
  • By: Caroline Knapp
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

In Appetites, Caroline Knapp confronts Freud’s famous question, "What do women want?” and boldly reframes it, asking instead: How does a woman know, and then honor, what it is she wants in a culture bent on shaping, defining, and controlling her desires? Knapp, best-selling author of Drinking: A Love Story and Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs, has turned her brilliant eye towards how a woman’s appetite - for food, love, work, and pleasure - has become a battlefield.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Heart of Compulsion and Control

  • By Susie on 04-29-13

I just love Knapp's writing so much

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-31-17

Her prose is so beautiful and I just find myself in my car, slowly nodding along or sometimes yelling "yes! Yes!" to so much of what she has to say about women, girls, and our perceptions of ourselves. She articulates what I feel agitatedly and artfully.

  • Drinking

  • A Love Story
  • By: Caroline Knapp
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 656

Fifteen million Americans a year are plagued with alcoholism. Five million of them are women. Many of them, like Caroline Knapp, started in their early teens and began to use alcohol as "liquid armor", a way to protect themselves against the difficult realities of life. In this extraordinarily candid and revealing memoir, Knapp offers important insights not only about alcoholism, but about life itself and how we learn to cope with it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Big Picture of Alcohol Dependence

  • By Karen K on 07-26-16

The very best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-16

I've been reading a lot of addiction memoirs recently and for me, an analytical woman who sometimes overthinks things, this one was the absolute best. Knapp is so graceful and insightful in her introspection. I found myself nodding constantly and saying aloud, "yes! Yes!" to so many things she says. Things I've always thought about myself but never been able to put into words. Thank you Ms. Knapp for this amazing, artful work.

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