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    • The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness

    • By: Paula Poundstone
    • Narrated by: Paula Poundstone
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,023
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 955
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 948

    Is there a secret to happiness? Beloved comedian Paula Poundstone conducts a series of "thoroughly unscientific" experiments to find out, offering herself up as a guinea pig and recording her data for the benefit of all humankind. Armed with her unique brand of self-deprecating wit and the scientific method, in each chapter Paula tries out a different get-happy hypothesis.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Contemplative, with bursts of laughter

    • By Diana on 05-15-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • North by Northwest: Paula Poundstone Live!

    • By: Paula Poundstone
    • Narrated by: Paula Poundstone
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    In North by Northwest, Paula is at her best in two memorable performances, one recorded in Bayfield, Wisconsin, at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua, and the other at the historic Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon. Join Paula Poundstone in her element: sharing too much information, telling unpredictable stories, and interacting with her audience with a spontaneity that is considered without peer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the most intelligent, observant, open commentators available.

    • By VCP on 04-26-17

    Regular price: $16.06

    • There's Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say

    • By: Paula Poundstone
    • Narrated by: Paula Poundstone
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 468
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 260

    What do the lives of Lincoln, Helen Keller, Joan of Arc, and other historical figures have in common with Paula Poundstone? In the hands of this wryly observant and self-deprecating comedian, the answer is outrageously funny and unexpectedly touching. Poundstone compares her crazy life to theirs, as she holds forth on her children, her career, and the time in her life when it appeared she would lose them both.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More!

    • By Evelyn on 02-11-07

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Ep. 2: Warren G. Harding (Presidents Are People Too)

    • By: Alexis Coe, Elliott Kalan, Jane Mayer, and others
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Alexis and Elliott take a closer look at the man many consider to be one of the country's worst presidents, #29 — Warren G. Harding. They talk with The New Yorker writer Jane Mayer, former Nixon counsel John Dean, and enlist the help of comedian Paula Poundstone, Radiolab's Robert Krulwich, and others, to bring Harding's raunchiest scandal to life.

    Regular price: $2.99