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Brackish Waters

By: Matt Boren
Narrated by: Christina Applegate
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About the Creator

Writer/actor Matt Boren is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts. He got his start writing story arcs for All My Children then went on to sell his first pilot, Dirtbags, to Fox. That pilot was greenlit and thus began Boren’s career in television. He has gone on to sell shows to NBC, ABC, FX, E!, Disney Channel, and Nickelodeon. Boren has written on over 80 episodes of television including Melissa and Joey, See Dad Run, and Sofia the First. Boren has acted in many projects in both film and television including the lead role in the Sundance darling, Momma’s Man, Amazon Prime’s The Booth at the End, and for nine seasons as Stuart on How I Met Your Mother.
Boren’s first novel, Folded Notes from High School, was released in April 2018 (Razorbill). The audiobook version—starring Christina Applegate, Ramy Youssef, Taylor Spreitler, Ryan Newman, Selma Blair, Meredith Salenger, and Katie Lowes—was chosen as one of the most "Amazing Audiobooks" of the year by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Boren wrote an Audible Original comedy, Tinaca Jones, starring Retta with appearances by Boren and Stephanie Lemelin.

About the Performer

Christina Applegate has endeared herself to audiences and received accolades for her strength and versatility in theater, film, and television.
Applegate currently stars in and is executive producer of Dead to Me, which premiered in May 2019 on Netflix, for which she has received Best Actress nominations from the Emmy Awards, Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Critics Choice, Television Critics Association, Gold Derby, and People’s Choice Awards, among others.
On the big screen, her credits include Bad Moms, Anchorman, The Sweetest Thing, Wonderland, View From the Top, and the cult classic Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead. Applegate has also found a niche in lending her voice to animated features. Her credits include three Alvin and the Chipmunks films, Cats & Dogs 2, The Book of Life, and Farce of the Penguins.
She first gained widespread attention as the sexy and sarcastic Kelly Bundy on the long-running series Married with Children. She then starred in her own NBC comedy series, Jesse. The highly rated show garnered her a People’s Choice Award and a Golden Globe nomination.
In 2004, Applegate earned an Emmy Award as a guest star on Friends and was nominated for another Emmy the following year. Her performance in the ABC series Samantha Who? was applauded by critics and fans and brought Applegate her third SAG Award nomination. She was also a producer for the show, which won a People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy. Previous nods include nominations for two Emmys, two Golden Globes, two SAG Awards, a Satellite Award, and a Prism Award.
In 2005, Applegate made her Broadway debut in Sweet Charity. For this starring role, she was nominated for a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award. Her other stage credits include John Cassavetes’s Los Angeles production of The Third Day with Gena Rowlands, The Axeman’s Jazz, Nobody Leaves Empty Handed, The Run-Through, and The Grass Harp.

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