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    • Talking to Strangers

    • What We Should Know About the People We Don't Know
    • By: Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
    • Length: 9 hrs
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    How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to each other that isn't true? Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know. And because we don't know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world.

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Super Attractor

    • Methods for Manifesting a Life Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
    • By: Gabrielle Bernstein
    • Length: Not Yet Known
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    Ready to turn what you want into the life that you live? The number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Universe Has Your Back shows you how. In Super Attractor, Gabrielle Bernstein lays out the essential methods for manifesting a life beyond your wildest dreams. This book is a journey of remembering where your true power lies. You'll learn how to co-create the life you want. You'll accept that life can flow, that attracting is fun, and that you don't have to work so hard to get what you want.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Because Internet

    • Understanding the New Rules of Language
    • By: Gretchen McCulloch
    • Narrated by: Gretchen McCulloch
    • Length: 8 hrs
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    Because Internet is essential reading for anyone who's ever puzzled over how to punctuate a text message or wondered where memes come from. It's the perfect book for understanding how the internet is changing the English language, why that's a good thing, and what our online interactions reveal about who we are.

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Tiny but Mighty

    • Kitten Lady's Guide to Saving the Most Vulnerable Felines
    • By: Hannah Shaw
    • Narrated by: Hannah Shaw
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
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    Hannah Shaw, better known as Kitten Lady, has dedicated her life to saving the tiniest felines, but one doesn't have to be a professional kitten rescuer to change - and save - lives. In Tiny but Mighty, Hannah not only outlines the dangers newborn kittens face and how she combats them, but how you can help every step of the way, from fighting feline overpopulation on the streets to fostering unweaned kittens, from combating illness to combating compassion fatigue, from finding a vet to finding the purrfect forever home.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • How to Be an Antiracist

    • By: Ibram X. Kendi
    • Narrated by: Ibram X. Kendi
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
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    In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it. In this book, Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science, bringing it all together with an engaging personal narrative of his own awakening to antiracism. How to Be an Antiracist is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society. 

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Trust First

    • A True Story About the Power of Giving People Second Chances
    • By: Bruce Deel, Sara Grace
    • Narrated by: Bruce Deel, Simon Sinek
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
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    When Pastor Bruce Deel took over the Mission Church in the 30314 zip code of Atlanta, he had orders to shut it down. The church was old and decrepit, and its neighborhood - known as "Better Leave, You Effing Fool", or "the Bluff", for short - had the highest rates of crime, homelessness, and incarceration in Georgia. Expecting his time there to only last six months, Deel was not prepared for what happened next. One Sunday, he was approached by a woman he didn't know. "I've been hooking and stripping for fourteen years," she said. "Can you help me?"

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    • Get Out of Your Own Way

    • A Skeptic’s Guide to Growth and Fulfillment
    • By: Dave Hollis
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    When Rachel Hollis began writing the number one New York Times best seller Girl, Wash Your Face, her husband Dave bristled at her transparency about her self-deceptions. Then he had a revelation: women aren't the only ones who believe lies. Men also buy into a host of lies that keep them from reaching their potential - and do so against ingrained ideas about how "real men" should or shouldn't act, reach for help, or show up.

    Regular price: $21.67

    • The Knowledge Gap

    • The Hidden Cause of America's Broken Education System - and How to Fix It
    • By: Natalie Wexler
    • Narrated by: Natalie Wexler
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
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    It was only after years within the education reform movement that Natalie Wexler stumbled across a hidden explanation for our country's frustrating lack of progress when it comes to providing every child with a quality education. The problem wasn't one of the usual scapegoats: lazy teachers, shoddy facilities, lack of accountability. It was something no one was talking about: the elementary school curriculum's intense focus on decontextualized reading comprehension "skills" at the expense of actual knowledge.  

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Civilized to Death

    • What Was Lost on the Way to Modernity
    • By: Christopher Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs
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    The New York Times best-selling coauthor of Sex at Dawn explores the ways in which “progress” has perverted the way we live: how we eat, learn, feel, mate, parent, communicate, work, and die.  

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Is There Still Sex in the City?

    • By: Candace Bushnell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Set between the Upper East Side of Manhattan and a country enclave known as The Village, Is There Still Sex in the City? gathers Bushnell’s signature short, sharp, satirical commentaries on the love and dating habits of middle-aged men and women as they continue to navigate ever-modernizing relationships. Throughout, Bushnell documents 21st-century dating phenomena, such as the “Unintended Cub Situation” in which a sensible older woman suddenly becomes the love interest of a much younger man, and what it’s really like to go on Tinder dates as a 50-something divorcee.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Trust Me, I'm Lying

    • Confessions of a Media Manipulator
    • By: Ryan Holiday
    • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
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    Hailed as "astonishing and disturbing" by the Financial Times and "essential reading" by TechCrunch at its original publication, former American Apparel marketing director Ryan Holiday’s first book sounded a prescient alarm about the dangers of fake news. It's all the more relevant today. Trust Me, I’m Lying was the first book to blow the lid off the speed and force at which rumors travel online - and get "traded up" the media ecosystem until they become real headlines and generate real responses in the real world.

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Trick Mirror

    • Reflections on Self-Delusion
    • By: Jia Tolentino
    • Narrated by: Jia Tolentino
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
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    Jia Tolentino is a peerless voice of her generation, tackling the conflicts, contradictions, and sea changes that define us and our time. Now, in this dazzling collection of nine entirely original essays, written with a rare combination of give and sharpness, wit and fearlessness, she delves into the forces that warp our vision, demonstrating an unparalleled stylistic potency and critical dexterity. 

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Good Immigrant

    • 26 Writers Reflect on America
    • By: Nikesh Shukla - editor, Chimene Suleyman - editor
    • Length: 9 hrs
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    An urgent collection of essays by first- and second-generation immigrants, exploring what it's like to be othered in an increasingly divided America. 

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Our Dogs, Ourselves

    • How We Live with Dogs Now
    • By: Alexandra Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Alexandra Horowitz
    • Length: 9 hrs
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    In Our Dogs, Ourselves, Horowitz examines what’s called the “dog-human bond”: examining all aspects of the complexity of this unique interspecies pairing. From her position as a dog scientist, she uses the science of dogs and dog-human interaction to ground a consideration of the various ways that dogs, as a species, reflect us, and how they reflect (sometimes badly, sometimes well) on us. And she goes beyond the cognitive science to consider the culture, laws, and human dynamics that reveal and restrict this bond between two disparate species. 

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Pillar of Fire

    • America in the King Years 1963-65
    • By: Taylor Branch
    • Narrated by: Janina Edwards, Prentice Onayemi
    • Length: 37 hrs
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    In the second volume of his three-part history, a monumental trilogy that began with Parting the Waters, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, Taylor Branch portrays the civil rights movement at its zenith, recounting the climactic struggles as they commanded the national stage.  

    Regular price: $37.79

    • Radical Dharma

    • Talking Race, Love, and Liberation
    • By: Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams, Lama Rod Owens, Jasmine Syedullah
    • Narrated by: Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams, Lama Rod Owens
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
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    Igniting a long-overdue dialogue about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out in society at large and Buddhist communities in particular, this urgent call to action outlines a new dharma that takes into account the ways that racism and privilege prevent our collective awakening. In a society where profit rules, people's value is determined by the color of their skin, and many voices - including queer voices - are silenced, Radical Dharma recasts the concepts of engaged spirituality, social transformation, inclusiveness, and healing.

    Regular price: $34.93

    • How to Fight Anti-Semitism

    • By: Bari Weiss
    • Narrated by: Bari Weiss
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
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    On October 27, 2018, the synagogue where Bari Weiss became a bat mitzvah was the site of the deadliest attack on Jews in this country's history. For most Americans, the massacre at Tree of Life came as a total shock. But to those who have been paying attention, it was only a more violent, extreme expression of the broader trend that has been sweeping Europe for the past two decades. No longer the exclusive province of the far right and far left, anti-semitism finds a home in identity politics and the reaction against identity politics, in the renewal of "America first" isolationism.

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Permission to Feel

    • Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive
    • By: Marc Brackett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
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    Marc Brackett is a professor in Yale University’s Child Study Center and founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. In his 25 years as an “emotion scientist”, he has developed a remarkably effective plan to improve the lives of children and adults - a blueprint for understanding our emotions and using them wisely so that they help, rather than hinder, our success and well-being. The core of his approach is a legacy from his childhood, from an astute uncle who gave him permission to feel.

    • Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive
    • By: Marc Brackett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 09-03-19
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    Regular price: $31.49

    • Semicolon

    • The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark
    • By: Cecelia Watson
    • Narrated by: Pam Ward
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
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    A pause-resisting, existential romp through the life and times of the world’s most polarizing punctuation mark. Through her rollicking biography of the semicolon, Watson writes a guide to grammar that explains why we don’t need guides at all and refocuses our attention on the deepest, most primary value of language: true communication.  

    • The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark
    • By: Cecelia Watson
    • Narrated by: Pam Ward
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 07-30-19
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    Regular price: $20.52

    • Heaven on Earth

    • The Rise, Fall, and Afterlife of Socialism
    • By: Joshua Muravchik
    • Narrated by: Bob Souer
    • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
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    Socialism was man's most ambitious attempt to supplant religion with a doctrine claiming to ground itself in "science". Each failure to create societies of abundance or give birth to "the New Man" inspired more searching for the path to the promised land: revolution, communes, social democracy, communism, fascism, Arab socialism, African socialism. None worked, and some exacted a staggering human toll. Then, after two centuries of wishful thinking and bitter disappointment, socialism imploded in a fin de siecle drama of falling walls and collapsing regimes.

    Regular price: $24.49

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