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    • I Am Brian Wilson

    • By: Brian Wilson, Ben Greenman - contributor
    • Narrated by: Fred Berman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 318
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 313

    As a cofounding member of the Beach Boys in the 1960s, Wilson created some of the most groundbreaking and timeless popular music ever recorded. With intricate harmonies, symphonic structures, and wide-eyed lyrics that explored life's most transcendent joys and deepest sorrows, songs like "In My Room", "God Only Knows", and "Good Vibrations" forever expanded the possibilities of pop songwriting.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Surviving the Minor Keys in Life - Love Overcomes

    • By Russell on 12-01-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Emotional Rescue

    • Essays on Love, Loss, and Life - with a Soundtrack
    • By: Ben Greenman
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 17

    What songs have made up your life's soundtrack? Which have captured your every mood and deepest sentiments? Pop music, like no other form of entertainment or art, is capable of articulating our feelings, desires, joy, and pain. In a few soul-grabbing minutes, artists from every genre - from Little Richard to Lou Reed, Willie Nelson to Wu-Tang Clan, Sly and the Family Stone to the Rolling Stones - can help us understand our place in our own lives.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Emotional Wreck...

    • By Gina M Clingerman on 09-19-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Dig If You Will the Picture

    • Funk, Sex, God and Genius in the Music of Prince
    • By: Ben Greenman
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Ben Greenman, New York Times best-selling author, contributing writer to The New Yorker, and owner of thousands of recordings of Prince and Prince-related songs, knows intimately that there has never been a rock star as vibrant, mercurial, willfully contrary, experimental, or prolific as Prince. Uniting a diverse audience while remaining singularly himself, Prince was a tireless artist, a musical virtuoso and chameleon, and a pop-culture prophet.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Reads like a indepth career review & analysis

    • By Maxine on 05-18-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The New Yorker, January 19th, 2009 (Jill Lepore, Judith Thurman, Ben Greenman)

    • By: Jill Lepore, Judith Thurman, Ben Greenman
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1

    "Transitioning", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Drank", by Ben McGrath; "Cuz", by Lauren Collins; "Baby Food", by Jill Lepore; "Spreading the Word", by Judith Thurman; "My Holocaust Memoir", by Ben Greenman; "Altered States", by Nancy Franklin; "Che's Way", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Ich bin Brian Wilson

    • By: Brian Wilson, Ben Greenman
    • Narrated by: Dirk von Lowtzow
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Brian Wilson ist genialer Musiker, der uns unzählige Welthits wie "Surfin USA" oder "Good Vibrations" und das Jahrhundertalbum "Pet Sounds" geschenkt hat. Der amerikanische Rolling Stone hat ihn unter die 20 wichtigsten Künstler aller Zeiten gewählt. Brian Wilson ist auch ein labiler Mensch, der sich mit Tabletten, Drogen und Alkohol immer wieder in Zonen bewegt hat, aus der man ohne fremde Hilfe nicht heil herauskommt.

    Regular price: $18.45

    • The Govindan Ananthanarayanan Academy for Moral and Ethical Practice and the Treatment of Sadness Resulting from the Misapplication of the Above

    • By: Ben Greenman
    • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The wayward, lovelorn philosopher son of a boomerang manufacturer. McSweeney's is a literary journal based in San Francisco.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Celebrity Chekhov

    • By: Ben Greenman
    • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    The immortal stories of Anton Chekhov have long entranced readers and listeners with their insights into the universal truths of human behavior...but you've never read (or heard) them quite like this. In a witty, graceful, and revelatory feat of literary reinvention, acclaimed novelist and humorist Ben Greenman takes 19 of Chekhov's greatest stories and recasts them with some of the best-known luminaries of our time - with eye-opening, and oddly ennobling, results.

    Regular price: $18.24

    • Enough About You

    • Fiction & Humor (2009): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • By: Seth Greenland, Tod Goldberg, Ben Greenman
    • Narrated by: Carolyn Kellogg
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The panel is great, they crack me up!

    • By Jan on 10-16-13

    Regular price: $4.19

    • I Am Brian Wilson

    • The genius behind the Beach Boys
    • By: Brian Wilson, Ben Greenman - contributor
    • Narrated by: Fred Berman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    They say there are no second acts in American lives, and third acts are almost unheard of. That's part of what makes Brian Wilson's story so astonishing. As cofounder of the Beach Boys in the 1960s, Wilson created some of the most groundbreaking and timeless popular music ever recorded. With intricate harmonies, symphonic structures, and wide-eyed lyrics that explored life's most transcendent joys and deepest sorrows, songs like 'In My Room', 'God Only Knows' and 'Good Vibrations' forever expanded the possibilities of pop songwriting.

    Regular price: $25.81