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    • Wonderful Town

    • New York Stories from The New Yorker
    • By: Woody Allen, John Cheever, E. B. White, and others
    • Narrated by: Tyne Daly, Timothy Jerome, Joe Morton, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    New York City is not only The New Yorker magazine's place of origin and its sensibility's life blood, it is the heart of American literary culture. Wonderful Town, an anthology of superb short fiction by many of the magazine's most accomplished contributors, celebrates the 75-year marriage between a preeminent publication and its preeminent context with this collection of 20 of its best stories from (so to speak) home.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories and readers, but technically sloppy

    • By Alison on 09-08-04

    Regular price: $20.97

    • E. E. Cummings

    • A Life
    • By: Susan Cheever
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    E. E. Cummings' radical experimentation with form, punctuation, spelling, and syntax resulted in his creation of a new, idiosyncratic means of poetic expression. And while there was critical disagreement about his work (Edmund Wilson called it "hideous", while Malcolm Cowley called him "unsurpassed in his field"), at the time of his death in 1962, at age 67, he was, after Robert Frost, the most widely read poet in the United States. Now, in this new biography, Susan Cheever traces the development of the poet and his work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very engaging story of the life of e.e.cummings!

    • By Kathi on 02-14-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Mommy Wars

    • Working vs. Staying Home, a panel discussion at the 92nd Street Y
    • By: Susan Cheever, Molly Jong-Fast, Dawn Drzal, and others
    • Narrated by: Naomi Wolf, Leslie Morgan Steiner
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The battle rages in every mother: stay at home or go back to work. This panel at New York's 92nd Street Y features four contributors to the new book The Mommy Wars (edited by Leslie Morgan Steiner) as they discuss the state of motherhood. The panelists represent multiple points on the "working full time vs. stay-at-home" spectrum, and they share their personal experiences and opinions with brutal honesty and wit.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good points

    • By moMaven on 01-08-07

    Regular price: $1.95

    • American Bloomsbury

    • By: Susan Cheever
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Here is a fascinating biography of those who were, in the mid-19th century, at the center of American thought and literature. It was an eclectic cast of characters. At various times in Concord, Massachusetts, three houses were home to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry and John Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, and Nathanial Hawthorne. Among their friends and neighbors were Henry James, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allen Poe, and others - men and women are at the heart of American idealism.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Decent intro to 1840's Concord

    • By Paula on 02-20-07

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Drinking in America

    • Our Secret History
    • By: Susan Cheever
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin Creel
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48

    In Drinking in America, best-selling author Susan Cheever chronicles our national love affair with liquor, taking a long, thoughtful look at the way alcohol has changed our nation's history. This is the often-overlooked story of how alcohol has shaped American events and the American character from the 17th to the 20th century.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enlightening

    • By C. Trunek on 05-16-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Louisa May Alcott

    • A Personal Biography
    • By: Susan Cheever
    • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Based on extensive research and access to Alcott's journals and correspondence, Cheever chronicles all aspects of Alcott's life, beginning with the fateful meeting of her parents to her death, just two days after that of her dynamic and domineering father, Bronson. Cheever examines Alcott's role as a woman, a working writer, and a daughter at a time when Alcott's rejection of marriage in favor of independence - a decision to be no man's "little woman" - was seen as defying conventional wisdom.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dispels myth and revels in truth

    • By Michelle on 12-15-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • My Little Bit of Country

    • By: Susan Cheever
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Bill Buford spends a wild night in the park; Jonathan Safran Foer envisions it as a tiny, transplanted piece of a mythical Sixth Borough; and Marie Winn answers definitively Holden Caulfield's question of where the ducks go when the park's ponds freeze over. There are bird sightings and fish sightings; Jackie Kennedy and James Brown sightings; and pieces by Colson Whitehead, Paul Auster, and Francine Prose. This vibrant collection presents Central Park in all its many-faceted glory, a 51-block swath of special magic.

    Regular price: $2.99