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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 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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

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    • Mitch Landrieu Reminds Us That Eloquence Still Exists

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    These are hard days of coarse language — of tweets and catcalls that appeal to the worst in us, not the best. Maybe that’s why a big, sweeping, old-fashioned speech delivered in New Orleans on Friday made such an impression on me. It was a reprieve. It was an antidote.

    "Mitch Landrieu Reminds Us That Eloquence Still Exists" is from the May 23, 2017 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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    • Obama's Racial Straits

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Obama's Racial Straits" is from the July 12, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • If Donald Trump Changed Genders

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "If Donald Trump Changed Genders" is from the U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • How We Really Die

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Over recent years, without much media fanfare, something fascinating occurred, a reminder that for all the ways in which we seem to be sliding backward, we’re lurching forward, too.

    "How We Really Die" is from the May 31, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • The Republicans' Gay Freakout

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "The Republicans' Gay Freakout" is from the April 02, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Aristotle’s Wrongful Death

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    History is on the ebb. Philosophy is on the ropes. And comparative literature? Please. It’s an intellectual heirloom: cherished by those who can afford such baubles but disposable in the eyes of others.

    "Aristotle’s Wrongful Death" is from the May 26, 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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    • Trump's Sham Patriotism

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Trump's Sham Patriotism" is from the July 23, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • The News Isn’t Fake. But It’s Flawed.

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    On the last Saturday of April, Donald Trump, who doesn’t exactly like working on weekends, made a trip to Michigan for a rally. He touted what he saw as the many accomplishments of his administration. He railed against all of the injustices that he must endure. And of course he bashed the media.

    "The News Isn’t Fake. But It’s Flawed." is from the May 19, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • The Misery of the Mini-Trumps

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "The Misery of the Mini-Trumps" is from the August 27, 2016 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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    • 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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    • The Republicans’ Big Senate Mess

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The Senate is supposed to be the staid chamber of Congress.

    "The Republicans’ Big Senate Mess" is from the April 21, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Renounce Pelosi, Ignore Trump — and Win?

    • By: Frank Bruni
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    WAXHAW, N.C. — Does Conor Lamb strike twice?

    "Renounce Pelosi, Ignore Trump — and Win?" is from the May 12, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Frank Bruni and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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