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Broken Horses: A Memoir Audiobook

Broken Horses: A Memoir

Author: Brandi Carlile Narrator: Brandi Carlile Release Date: April 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, producer, and six-time Grammy winner opens up about a life shaped by music in this candid, heartfelt, and intimate story. "One of the great memoirs of our time . . . a gift from Brandi's soul."-Glennon Doyle • "Brandi's story is about perseverance, humor, forgiveness, and manifestation. I absolutely loved it."-Elton John • "Broken Horses led me right into Brandi's heart, and my own."-Brené Brown Brandi Carlile was born into a musically gifted, impoverished family on the outskirts of Seattle and grew up in a constant state of change, moving from house to house, trailer to trailer, fourteen times in as many years. Though imperfect in every way, her dysfunctional childhood was as beautiful as it was strange, and as nurturing as it was difficult. At the age of five, Brandi contracted bacterial meningitis, which almost took her life, leaving an indelible mark on her formative years and altering her journey into young adulthood. As an openly gay teenager, Brandi grappled with the tension between her sexuality and her faith when her pastor publicly refused to baptize her on the day of the ceremony. Shockingly, her small town rallied around Brandi in support and set her on a path to salvation where the rest of the misfits and rejects find it: through twisted, joyful, weird, and wonderful music.   In Broken Horses, Brandi Carlile takes readers through the events of her life that shaped her very raw art-from her start at a local singing competition where she performed Elton John's "Honky Cat" in a bedazzled white polyester suit, to her first break opening for Dave Matthews Band, to many sleepless tours over fifteen years and six studio albums, all while raising two children with her wife, Catherine Shepherd. This hard-won success led her to collaborations with personal heroes like Elton John, Dolly Parton, Mavis Staples, Pearl Jam, Tanya Tucker, and Joni Mitchell, as well as her peers in the supergroup The Highwomen, and ultimately to the Grammy stage, where she converted millions of viewers into instant fans. Evocative and piercingly honest, Broken Horses is at once an examination of faith through the eyes of a person rejected by the church's basic tenets and a meditation on the moments and lyrics that have shaped the life of a creative mind, a brilliant artist, and a genuine empath on a mission to give back. Carlile recorded new stripped-down, solo renditions of more than 30 of the songs featured in the book, including her own and songs from artists who've inspired her, from Dolly Parton to Elton John, Leonard Cohen and more, available exclusively on the audiobook:   "I Don't Hurt Anymore" by Hank Snow "Coat of Many Colors" by Dolly Parton "Ride on Out" by Brandi Carlile "Honky Cat" by Elton John and Bernie Taupin "Philadelphia" by Neil Young "Happy" by Brandi Carlile "That Year" by Brandi Carlile "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen "Eye of the Needle" by Brandi Carlile "Turpentine" by Brandi Carlile "Wasted" by Brandi Carlile "The Story" by Brandi Carlile "Closer to You" by Brandi Carlile "Caroline" by Brandi Carlile "Josephine" by Brandi Carlile "Sugartooth" by Brandi Carlile "Looking Out" by Brandi Carlile "Beginning to Feel the Years" by Brandi Carlile "Love Songs" by Brandi Carlile "I Will" by Brandi Carlile "I Belong to You" by Brandi Carlile "That Wasn't Me" by Brandi Carlile "The Mother" by Brandi Carlile "The Stranger at My Door" by Brandi Carlile "Heroes and Songs" by Brandi Carlile "Murder in the City" by The Avett Brothers "Party of One" by Brandi Carlile "The Joke" by Brandi Carlile "Hold You Dear" by The Secret Sisters "Bring My Flowers Now" by Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker "Your Song" by Elton John and Bernie Taupin

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The Triumph of Nancy Reagan Audiobook

The Triumph of Nancy Reagan

Author: Karen Tumulty Narrator: Kate Reading Release Date: April 2021

The definitive biography of the fiercely vigilant and politically astute First Lady who shaped one of the most consequential presidencies of the 20th century: Nancy Reagan. The made-in-Hollywood marriage of Ronald and Nancy Reagan is more than a love story—it's the partnership that made him president. Of the pair, Nancy was the one with the sharper instincts about people, the superior radar for trouble, and the keen sense of how to secure his place in history. The only person in the world to whom Ronald Reagan felt truly close, Nancy understood how to foster his strengths and compensate for his weaknesses. Neither timid nor apologetic about wielding her power, Nancy Reagan made herself a place in history. But that confidence took years to develop. Nancy's traumatic early childhood instilled in her a lifelong anxiety and a craving for security. Born into a broken marriage, she spent seven years yearning for the absent mother who abandoned her to pursue an acting career. When she met Ronnie, who had a difficult upbringing of his own, the two fractured halves became whole. And as Ronnie turned from acting to politics, she did too, helping build the scaffolding of his rise and cultivating the wealthy and powerful figures who would help pave his way. Not only was Nancy crucial in shaping Ronald's White House team and in softening her husband's rhetoric, she became an unseen force pushing her husband toward what she saw as his grandest purpose—to shake his image as a warmonger and leave behind a more peaceful world. This book explores the multifaceted character of Nancy Reagan and reveals new details surrounding the tumultuous presidency. The Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty spent four years interviewing the people who knew this couple best and draws on overlooked archives, letters, memoirs, and White House records, compiling the most extensive biography of Nancy Reagan yet. From the AIDS epidemic to tensions with the Soviets and the war on drugs, this book shows how Nancy Reagan became one of the most influential First Ladies of the century.

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A Coat of Yellow Paint: Moving Through the Noise to Love the Life You Live Audiobook

A Coat of Yellow Paint: Moving Through the Noise to Love the Life You Live

Author: Naomi Davis Narrator: Naomi Davis Release Date: April 2021

Includes two audiobook-exclusive interviews with Naomi--one by her daughter Eleanor and one by her husband, Josh! Join Naomi Davis, creator of Love Taza, on adventures of marriage, motherhood, friendship, and family. By sharing her relatable Life doesn't come with an instruction book for the role of perfect wife and mother. However, as Naomi Davis discovered on her journey from newlywed Juilliard dancer to mother of five, a joyful life is a work of art that only you can create for yourself. *** When Naomi launched the popular blog Love Taza over a decade ago, she had no way of knowing where that first blog post would lead or the millions of lives she'd impact. In A Coat of Yellow Paint, Naomi shares all-new stories, time-stamped as intimate and vulnerable essays, exploring her faith, personal heartaches, challenges balancing a home life with career, motherhood, and her struggles with infertility. Along the way, Naomi illustrates the urgency of celebrating life's most important things--family, faith, friendship, and an upright piano painted bright yellow--ignoring the critics. Naomi shares life lessons she's learned, including how to - communicate openly and honestly in your marriage and friendships - be confident in the choices you make as a mother--and why you're more than "just a mom" - overcome criticism--including from yourself--on body image, infertility, and doing "enough" - make childhood feel magical, and seek out adventures with your little ones - navigate spiritual upheaval and reclaim your faith - find more soulfulness in your social media and online experience If you dream of a life celebrating family, self, and work in a way that feels right for you, A Coat of Yellow Paint will inspire you to drown out the noise of others' opinions and expectations--so you can be empowered to love your life. Praise for A Coat of Yellow Paint "Refreshing...that is a word I'd use to describe A Coat of Yellow Paint. Naomi's lighthearted candor about the reality of being a mama, the importance of faith, and the need for authenticity in this world will leave you nodding your head (and laughing) as you turn the pages. And she's right: all we can do is love fully, smile in response to the haters, and know that we are doing the best we can." -Gabby Bernstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Women from all walks of life-whether you're a mom, an entrepreneur, a twentysomething right out of college-will see something of themselves in her essays about claiming your confidence when it isn't easy, taking leaps of faith to follow your dreams, and finding the peace in figuring it all out as you go along." -Rebecca Minkoff, founder, Rebecca Minkoff and The Female Founder Collective "Through a series of stories, you discover the lessons Naomi has learned through various points of her life-from parenting to body image acceptance to handling criticism from others. Some stories are silly, some sad, some funny, and some poignant. And, they are lessons that I took away with me as I turned each and every page of this book that gives a glimpse into the roots of Naomi's inspirational story." -Joy Cho, author; founder and creative director, Oh Joy!

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Three-Martini Afternoons at the Ritz: The Rebellion of Sylvia Plath & Anne Sexton Audiobook

Three-Martini Afternoons at the Ritz: The Rebellion of Sylvia Plath & Anne Sexton

Author: Gail Crowther Narrator: Imani Jade Powers Release Date: April 2021

A vividly rendered and empathetic exploration of how two of the greatest poets of the 20th century—Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton—became bitter rivals and, eventually, friends. Introduced at a workshop in Boston University led by the acclaimed and famous poet Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton formed a friendship that would soon evolve into a fierce rivalry, colored by jealousy and respect in equal terms. In the years that followed, these two women would not only become iconic figures in literature, but also lead curiously parallel lives haunted by mental illness, suicide attempts, self-doubt, and difficult personal relationships. With weekly martini meetings at the Ritz to discuss everything from sex to suicide, theirs was a relationship as complex and subversive as their poetry. Based on in-depth research and unprecedented archival access, Three-Martini Afternoons at the Ritz is a remarkable and unforgettable look at two legendary poets and how their work has turned them into lasting and beloved cultural figures.

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The Governor: My Life Inside Britain’s Most Notorious Prisons Audiobook

The Governor: My Life Inside Britain’s Most Notorious Prisons

Author: Vanessa Frake Narrator: Vanessa Frake Release Date: April 2021

Back in the day, I was Governor of Security and Operations for HMP Wormwood Scrubs. If you’re easily shocked or offended, you best look away now… Having worked for 16 years in a high-security women’s prison dealing with the likes of Rosemary West and Myra Hindley, Vanessa Frake thought she’d seen it all. That was until she was transferred to the notorious Wormwood Scrubs. Thrust into a ‘man’s world’, her no-nonsense approach and fearless attitude saw her swiftly rise through the ranks. From dealing with celebrity criminals and busting drug rings, to recruiting informers and being subject to violent attacks, this hard-hitting but often humorous memoir reveals all about life behind bars in unflinching detail. Now, for one last time, The Gov opens the prison gates. Prepare for the madness and horror of daily life with the UK’s most ruthless criminals.

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The Unfit Heiress: The Tragic Life and Scandalous Sterilization of Ann Cooper Hewitt Audiobook

The Unfit Heiress: The Tragic Life and Scandalous Sterilization of Ann Cooper Hewitt

Author: Audrey Clare Farley Narrator: Lisa Flanagan Release Date: April 2021

For readers of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and The Phantom of Fifth Avenue, a page-turning drama of fortunes, eugenics and women's reproductive rights framed by the sordid court battle between Ann Cooper Hewitt and her socialite mother. At the turn of the twentieth century, American women began to reject Victorian propriety in favor of passion and livelihood outside the home. This alarmed authorities, who feared certain "over-sexed" women could destroy civilization if allowed to reproduce and pass on their defects. Set against this backdrop, The Unfit Heiress chronicles the fight for inheritance, both genetic and monetary, between Ann Cooper Hewitt and her mother Maryon. In 1934, aided by a California eugenics law, the socialite Maryon Cooper Hewitt had her "promiscuous" daughter declared feebleminded and sterilized without her knowledge. She did this to deprive Ann of millions of dollars from her father's estate, which contained a child-bearing stipulation. When a sensational court case ensued, the American public was captivated. So were eugenicists, who saw an opportunity to restrict reproductive rights in America for decades to come. This riveting story unfolds through the brilliant research of Audrey Clare Farley, who captures the interior lives of these women on the pages and poses questions that remain relevant today: What does it mean to be "unfit" for motherhood? In the battle for reproductive rights, can we forgive the women who side against us? And can we forgive our mothers if they are the ones who inflict the deepest wounds?

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Eva and Eve: A Search for My Mother's Lost Childhood and What a War Left Behind Audiobook

Eva and Eve: A Search for My Mother's Lost Childhood and What a War Left Behind

Author: Julie Metz Narrator: Rebecca Lowman Release Date: April 2021

The author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Perfection returns with an unforgettable account of her late mother's childhood in Nazi-occupied Austria and the parallels she sees in present-day America. To Julie Metz, her mother, Eve, was the quintessential New Yorker. Eve rarely spoke about her childhood and it was difficult to imagine her living anywhere else except Manhattan, where she could be found attending Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera or inspecting a round of French triple crème at Zabar's. In truth, Eve had endured a harrowing childhood in Nazi-occupied Vienna. After her mother passed, Julie discovered a keepsake book filled with farewell notes from friends and relatives addressed to a ten-year-old girl named Eva. This long-hidden memento was the first clue to the secret pain that Julie's mother had carried as a refugee and immigrant, shining a light on a family that had to persevere at every turn to escape the antisemitism and xenophobia that threatened their survival. Interweaving personal memoir and family history, Eva and Eve vividly traces one woman's search for her mother's lost childhood while revealing the resilience of our forebears and the sacrifices that ordinary people are called to make during history's darkest hours.

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40 Unstoppable Women Who Changed the World Audiobook

40 Unstoppable Women Who Changed the World

Author: Harold J Sala Narrator: Nan Mcnamara Release Date: April 2021

Dive into forty captivating stories of history's greatest women whom God used to change the course of time and the lives of those around them. In 40 Unstoppable Women, author Harold Sala paints portraits of forty Christian women who were used by God to change the lives of the people around them. This book will inspire Christians and help them discover the path for their own lives. Stories told in this book include: Joni Eareckson Tada, Corrie ten Boom, Susanna Wesley, Mother Theresa, Elisabeth Elliot, Amy Carmichael, Rosa Parks, and many more. These women's lives span thousands of years and several professions, challenging listeners with the truth that God can work in and through anyone willing to serve him-even in the face of poverty, hardship, or disability. Sala features women who had an appointment with destiny and served others at great personal cost; he hopes their examples inspire others to make a difference, one person at a time.

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Radical Vision: A Biography of Lorraine Hansberry Audiobook

Radical Vision: A Biography of Lorraine Hansberry

Author: Soyica Diggs Colbert Narrator: Lisa Reneé Pitts Release Date: April 2021

In this first scholarly biography of Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965), the author of A Raisin in the Sun, theater professor Soyica Diggs Colbert considers the playwright's life at the intersection of art and politics, with the theater operating as a 'rehearsal room for [her] political and intellectual work.' Colbert argues that the success of Raisin overshadows Hansberry's other contributions, including the writer's innovative journalism and lesser known plays touching on controversial issues such as slavery, interracial communities, and black freedom movements. Colbert also details Hansberry's unique involvement in the black freedom struggles during the Cold War and the early civil rights movement, in order to paint a full portrait of her life and impact. Drawing from Hansberry's papers, speeches, and interviews, this book presents its subject as both a playwright and a political activist. It also reveals a new perspective on the roles of black women in mid-twentieth-century political movements.

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The Solitude of Self: Thinking About Elizabeth Cady Stanton Audiobook

The Solitude of Self: Thinking About Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Author: Vivian Gornick Narrator: Theresa Conkin Release Date: April 2021

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was one of the most important leaders of the movement to gain American women the vote. But, as Vivian Gornick argues in this passionate, vivid biographical essay, Stanton is also the greatest feminist thinker of the nineteenth century. Endowed with a philosophical cast of mind large enough to grasp the immensity that women's rights addressed, Stanton developed a devotion to equality uniquely American in character. Her writing and life make clear why feminism as a liberation movement has flourished here as nowhere else in the world. Born in 1815 into a conservative family of privilege, Stanton was radicalized by her experience in the abolitionist movement. Attending the first international conference on slavery in London in 1840, she found herself amazed when the conference officials refused to seat her because of her sex. At that moment she realized that 'In the eyes of the world I was not as I was in my own eyes, I was only a woman.' At the same moment she saw what it meant for the American republic to have failed to deliver on its fundamental promise of equality for all. In her last public address, 'The Solitude of Self,' she argued for women's political equality on the grounds that loneliness is the human condition, and that each citizen therefore needs the tools to fight alone for his or her interests.

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Where are the grown-ups? Audiobook

Where are the grown-ups?

Author: Ruth Badley Narrator: Ruth Badley Release Date: April 2021

It's never too late to say sorry. A whispered family tragedy ripples across three generations in this coming of age mother and daughter story. Sylvia is dying and her daughter, a British expat living in Dubai, recalls her childhood and the confusing relationship she had with her mother. After Sylvia's death, she searches for explanations amongst her mother's possessions, prompting uncomfortable childhood memories and clues to her mother's sadness. The story moves back to London's Jewish East End in 1930, where Rose is expecting a baby. When the natural order is disrupted, and part of our personal history is erased, who do we become? 'As children we assume our parents are perfect and complete creations, but mums and dads will inevitably misbehave, test the boundaries, make mistakes, stamp their feet and shed tears before they become the men and women they need to be.'

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Didi: The Untold Mamata Banerjee Audiobook

Didi: The Untold Mamata Banerjee

Author: Shutapa Paul Narrator: Nilam Batabyal Release Date: April 2021

Mamata Banerjee, with her unique style of politics, was able to defeat the formidable three-decade-old Left Front Government in 2011. Exploring her struggles and achievements, Didi opens a window to the life and times of one of the most dynamic politicians of our country. 'The general elections of 2019 can see [Mamata Banerjee] play kingmaker . . . She is the only regional leader who can claim to have that kind of clout. Jayalalithaa is no more and Nitish Kumar has changed over to the NDA. The year 2018 also witnessed the demise of another pedagogue of Dravidian politics, K. Karunanidhi. With the Congress showing signs of resurgence, and regional parties agreeing to forge a Federal Front, Mamata is more than aware that if she gets her electoral mathematics right, she could play a decisive role in the next Lok Sabha polls-maybe even stand a chance at prime ministership.' Mamata Banerjee, with her unique style of politics, was able to defeat the formidable three-decade-old Left Front Government in 2011. Exploring her struggles and achievements, Didi opens a window to the life and times of one of the most dynamic politicians of our country. 'The general elections of 2019 can see [Mamata Banerjee] play kingmaker . . . She is the only regional leader who can claim to have that kind of clout. Jayalalithaa is no more and Nitish Kumar has changed over to the NDA. The year 2018 also witnessed the demise of another pedagogue of Dravidian politics, K. Karunanidhi. With the Congress showing signs of resurgence, and regional parties agreeing to forge.

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