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  • Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

  • By: Jeanette Winterson
  • Narrated by: Jeanette Winterson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 433
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 433

Jeanette Winterson’s bold and revelatory novels have established her as a major figure in world literature. This memoir is the chronicle of a life’s work to find happiness. It is a book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about a religious zealot disguised as a mother who has two sets of false teeth and a revolver in the dresser drawer; about growing up in a north England industrial town in the 1960s and 1970s; and about the universe as a cosmic dustbin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Title Says It All

  • By Pamela Harvey on 03-20-12

Powerful...

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Reviewed: 06-27-18

After listening to Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal in its entirety, I had to purchase the physical book as well. There are so many notes I want to make and passages I want to see and reread. As a woman, as someone who hopes to adopt and aspires to write books, as a human with emotional pain and traumas, as someone who may be a bit mad, this has been one of the most important reads of my life. Jeanette Winterson told her story with searing honesty, reflection, and provocation. I cannot wait to read Oranges.

  • Just Mercy

  • A Story of Justice and Redemption
  • By: Bryan Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Bryan Stevenson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,561
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,940
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,917

Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Made me question justice, peers and myself.

  • By Kristy VL on 04-17-15

Just Mercy is powerful.

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Reviewed: 05-01-18

I listened to Just Mercy through tears and sadness. I actually wanted to stop and abandon this book altogether as the cases Bryan Stevenson discuss are so heavy and heartbreaking. I regret choosing this book because there is no way to read it and ignore its charge. Just Mercy is powerful.

  • If You're in My Office, It's Already Too Late

  • A Divorce Lawyer's Guide to Staying Together
  • By: James J. Sexton
  • Narrated by: James J. Sexton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 384
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 380

If You're In My Office, It's Already Too Late. James Sexton knows this. After dealing with over 1000 clients whose marriages have dissolved over everything from an ill-advised threesome with the nanny to the uneven division of carpool duties, he also knows all of the what- not-to-dos for couples who want to build - and consistently work to preserve - a lasting, fulfilling relationship. Described by former clients as a "courtroom gunslinger" and "the sociopath you want on your side", Sexton tells the unvarnished truth about relationships. These usually derive from dishonest communication.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Funny, refreshing & forthright

  • By Sherry on 04-17-18

Buy this book!

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Reviewed: 04-27-18

I choose this book because of the title, and I am so glad impulsive buys sometimes work favorably.

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  • The Goldfinch

  • By: Donna Tartt
  • Narrated by: David Pittu
  • Length: 32 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,820
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22,845

The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow

  • By kurdis teed on 05-28-17

Wow.

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Reviewed: 04-25-18

This was one of the most beautiful literary journeys I have ever taken. Just wow...

  • The Wisdom of Sundays

  • Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations
  • By: Oprah Winfrey
  • Narrated by: Oprah Winfrey, full cast
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,749
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,410
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,390

Oprah Winfrey says Super Soul Sunday is the television show she was born to do. "I see it as an offering," she explains. "If you want to be more fully present and live your life with a wide-open heart, this is the place to come to." Now, for the first time, the aha moments of inspiration and soul-expanding insight that have enlightened millions on the three-time Emmy Award-winning Super Soul Sunday are collected in The Wisdom of Sundays, a beautiful, cherishable, deeply affecting audiobook.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow- profound

  • By M.Reeves on 10-18-17

From the love of You listen to this book.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-09-18

I am moved. I am challenged. I am grateful for The Wisdom of Sundays. I cried. I laughed. I thought. Most importantly, I am charged to change.

  • The Mother of Black Hollywood

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jenifer Lewis
  • Narrated by: Jenifer Lewis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,034
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,513
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,498

Jenifer Lewis keeps it real in this provocative and touching memoir by a Midwestern girl with a dream whose journey from poverty to Hollywood will move, shock, and inspire listeners. Told in the audacious voice her fans adore, Jenifer describes a road to fame made treacherous by dysfunction and undiagnosed mental illness, including a sex addiction. Yet, supported by loving friends and strengthened by "inner soldiers", Jenifer never stopped entertaining and creating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brutally honest memoir!

  • By D. Easter on 11-14-17

My goodness!

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Reviewed: 02-07-18

Jenifer Motherfucking Lewis touch every one of my emotions with this book. Read it. Listen to it. Thank her later.