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    • My Year of Hypnosis, Hormones, Dark Chocolate, and Other Adventures in the World of Anti-Aging
    • By: Lauren Kessler
    • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    In this age of lunchtime lifts, wrinkle-erasing injections, furrow fillers, and lip plumpers, there’s no question that anyone who aims to look younger easily can. But Lauren Kessler wants something more than to follow the cosmetic path to youthfulness. She wants to live with energy, stamina, vitality, resilience, and health for a very, very long time. Her goal: to reverse her biological age from the inside out.

    • My Year of Hypnosis, Hormones, Dark Chocolate, and Other Adventures in the World of Anti-Aging
    • By: Lauren Kessler
    • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 07-25-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Stubborn Twig

    • Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family
    • By: Lauren Kessler
    • Narrated by: Christine Williams
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Masuo Yasui arrived in America in 1903 with big dreams and empty pockets. He worked on the railroads, in a cannery, and as a houseboy before settling in Oregon to open a store, raise a large family, and become one of the area's most successful orchardists. But his family's life changed forever on December 7, 1941, when they were forced from their homes into vast inland camps. Although shamed and broken, the Yasui family would yet endure to claim their place as Americans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Michael on 04-19-17

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Raising the Barre

    • Big Dreams, False Starts, and My Midlife Quest to Dance the Nutcracker
    • By: Lauren Kessler
    • Narrated by: Hollis McCarthy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    When Lauren Kessler was 12, her ballet instructor crushed not just her dreams of being a ballerina but also her youthful self-assurance. Now, many decades and three children later, Kessler embarks on a journey to join a professional company to perform in The Nutcracker. Raising the Barre is more than just one woman's story; it is a story about shaking things up, taking risks, and ignoring good sense and forgetting how old you are and how you're "supposed" to act.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very inspirational

    • By robin carson on 01-23-18

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Dancing with Rose

    • By: Lauren Kessler
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ann Phimister
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    An acclaimed biographer, Lauren Kessler immerses herself in her work to construct compelling portraits of her subjects. In Dancing with Rose, she recounts her time at a West Coast Alzheimer's facility. Working as an unskilled resident assistant, Kessler learns important lessons about humanity while conducting interviews with patients in various stages of the disease.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Living Person, Not the Dying Neuron

    • By Gillian on 01-29-16

    Regular price: $32.87