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    • Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be

    • An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania
    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Frank Bruni
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
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    Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no.

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    • Required reading for all parents of juniors

    • By Scott Pressly on 09-23-15

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    • The Saddest Story in Washington

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was an especially ugly episode of a reality-show presidency that degrades almost everyone swept up in it, and many characters stagger away from it looking worse than ever.

    "The Saddest Story in Washington" is from the October 06, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • College Admissions Shocker!

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "College Admissions Shocker!" is from the March 29, 2016, Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • The Authentic Power of Michelle Obama

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Paul Ryden
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "The Authentic Power of Michelle Obama" is from the October 15, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Cynthia Nixon and the Age of Inexperience

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 7 mins
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    You wouldn’t want to be operated on by a physician with only a few surgeries under his or her belt, and the assurance that this doctor brought a fresh perspective to anesthesia and incisions wouldn’t thrill you.

    "Cynthia Nixon and the Age of Inexperience" is from the March 24, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Higher Ed’s Low Moment

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    When all was said and done, the tax overhaul that President Donald Trump signed into law a little more than a week ago didn’t beat up on higher education to the extent that earlier drafts of the legislation did. Americans who were deducting interest on student loans will still be able to do so. The tuition waivers that many graduate students receive won’t be treated as income.

    "Higher Ed’s Low Moment" is from the December 30, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • The Revenge of the Lesser Trumps

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The problem with being Donald Trump isn’t just being Donald Trump. It’s all the other, lesser Trumps around you. It’s the versions of yourself that you create, the echoes of yourself that you inspire. They’ll devour you in the end.

    "The Revenge of the Lesser Trumps" is from the August 14, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Can We Talk About Tom Brady’s Brain?

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Another pro football season is about to begin, Tom Brady will again be taking snaps for the New England Patriots, and there’s chatter galore about how much longer that can last. He turned 40 on Aug. 3. In quarterback years, he’s a fossil.

    "Can We Talk About Tom Brady’s Brain?" is from the September 05, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Sorry, Mike Pence, You’re Doomed

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The other day, from the Naval Observatory in Washington, you heard a howl of such volume and anguish that it cracked mirrors and sent small forest animals scurrying for cover. Vice President Mike Pence was furious. He was offended.

    "Sorry, Mike Pence, You’re Doomed" is from the August 08, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Is This Man the Antidote to Donald Trump?

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    It takes a billionaire to know a billionaire.What if it also takes a billionaire to take down a billionaire?"Is This Man the Antidote to Donald Trump?" is from the September 22, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Fleet Cooper. 

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    • A Time to Stand with Gay Americans

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "A Time to Stand with Gay Americans" is from the June 14, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • A Bachelor Named Britain, Looking for Love

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "A Bachelor Named Britain, Looking for Love" is from the June 28, 2016, Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • The Many Faces of Brett Kavanaugh

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Brett Kavanaugh’s wife, Ashley, told Martha MacCallum of Fox News: “I know Brett. I’ve known him for 17 years.”But that’s hardly his whole life. And that’s hardly the whole Brett. She knows him mainly as a husband and a father, moved by the emotional currents that those roles stir up, distinguished by the traits that they tease out.

    "The Many Faces of Brett Kavanaugh" is from the September 25, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • The Bush Twins Want to Set the Record Straight

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 11 mins
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    The other morning, after too little sleep and with too much to do, Jenna Bush Hager found herself dragging, and kicked herself for it. “I almost called myself Low-Energy Jenna,” she told me.

    "The Bush Twins Want to Set the Record Straight" is from the October 19, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • How Facebook Warps Our Worlds

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "How Facebook Warps Our Worlds" is from the May 21, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Born Round

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Frank Bruni
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
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    Frank Bruni grew up in a big, loud Italian family in White Plains, New York, where meals were epic, outsize affairs. At those meals, he demonstrated one of his foremost qualifications for his future career: an epic, outsize love of food. But Bruni's relationship with eating was tricky, and his difficulties with managing it began early. When Bruni was named the restaurant critic for The New York Times in 2004, he knew enough to be nervous.

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    • Has it all

    • By loix on 09-15-09

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Trump’s Demand for Love

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Trump’s Demand for Love" is from the November 22, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • Trump vs. the Food Snobs

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Donald Trump’s riches, rages and romance with Russia all demand scrutiny. They shape our fates.

    His meals don’t, so leave the man to his supper. Let him eat steak.

    ""Trump vs. the Food Snobs"" is from the March 05, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Ivanka Trump’s Bitter Scent

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 5 mins
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    I don’t think she could stop all this, and I don’t expect her to undermine him. But she’s under no obligation to prop him up.

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    • Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, the Sultans of Self-Pity

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Move over, Alec Baldwin. Bill Clinton does a much better impersonation of Donald Trump.

    "Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, the Sultans of Self-Pity" is from the June 05, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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