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An Interview with Kathryn Stockett, Author of 'The Help' Speech

An Interview with Kathryn Stockett, Author of 'The Help'

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Publisher's Summary

Kathryn Stockett is the best-selling author of The Help, Audible's 2009 pick for Audiobook of the Year. In this interview she tells us about her role in choosing the book's narrator, and reveals what she's working on next.

About The Help:

Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step. Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid, Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared, and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.

Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her 17th white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.

Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody's business, but she can't mind her tongue, so she's lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.

Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.

In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

Listen to The Help (Unabridged) by Kathryn Stockett.

©2009 Audible; (P)2009 Audible

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    Sylvia newark, NJ, United States 05-19-10
    Sylvia newark, NJ, United States 05-19-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Favorite Book"

    I could not wait to hear the interview with Kathryn Stockett. This was my favorite book and I really wanted to hear her perspective and intentions when she started writing "The Help"

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    rsinghal+046 London, NJ, United States 12-20-11
    rsinghal+046 London, NJ, United States 12-20-11 Listener Since 2010
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    "Good Interview"

    This interview helped me deciding book purchase.Great interview and the book in in my library now.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    S. Lee-henley Hampton Roads, VA 04-15-17
    S. Lee-henley Hampton Roads, VA 04-15-17
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    "Great Understanding"

    The interview helped me understand how the idea of the book came about and the whole process for the book and the movie came to be and a greater knowledge of the author herself. Loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Scott 03-06-17
    Scott 03-06-17 Listener Since 2002
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    "Barely Acceptable Interview"

    The authoress was perfectly charming, but the interviewer was obviously selling Audible.com. May I suggest that in the future you stop using telephone interviews? Hire a car and bring the author to a proper studio; you can rent them ridiculously cheap!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ji 12-04-16
    Ji 12-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very excited to listen to this!"

    This book..I just couldn't let go out of my head so I own the audio book, physical book and the dvd of the movie as well!
    Totally had no idea there was an interview of the author and after listening I would say I really enjoyed it.
    *Minus one star because the quality of Kathryn's part was not good.
    Was she sick or was it the telephone line that was not clear..?
    Anyways, I'm so glad that she's writing another book and more excited about prequel of The Help!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laura 05-24-15
    Laura 05-24-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Actors read the speaking lines which help hold my children's attention on a road trip"

    The different voices made it seem like masterpiece theater.

    Well done. We listened to this in the car on a road trip. It made for great discussion with my family. My teenage girls had a chance to digest the book before watching the movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gina Woodbridge, VA, United States 03-29-15
    Gina Woodbridge, VA, United States 03-29-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Nice Touch"

    What a nice touch to have an interview posted and available to listen to. I enjoyed the book and movie. Glad to hear about the author

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Benjamin Seeberger 02-01-15
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    "Good for fans"

    If you have already read the book, the interview will be interesting. If not, you'll be lost. She asks a lot of questions about specific characters and plot lines. She doesn't give away a lot (which is good) but doesn't ask a lot of questions to introduce a new reader to the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Solymar 08-16-12
    Solymar 08-16-12
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    "Listen to the book first!!!"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    This interview let's in more than it should, giving away part of the end of the book. My advice is get the book first!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie United States 07-03-12
    Jamie United States 07-03-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Interesting interview"
    Where does An Interview with Kathryn Stockett, Author of 'The Help' rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    around the middle, considering it is a recording of an interview over the phone.


    Any additional comments?

    If you love the book The Help, you should be interested in the interview with the author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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