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A podcast about authors reading their audiobooks from Penguin Random House Audio.

A podcast about authors reading their audiobooks from Penguin Random House Audio.
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New York, NY

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A podcast about authors reading their audiobooks from Penguin Random House Audio.

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@PRHAudio

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English


Episodes

Wendy Mitchell, Author of Somebody I Used To Know

6/12/2018
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"I wrote my book, SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOW, because I wanted to show the audience that the diagnosis of dementia doesn’t have to mean the end. When people hear the word “dementia” they often think of the end stages. I wanted to show how each person has a beginning, and a middle, and many adventures and laughter in between." Learn more; http://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/563464/somebody-i-used-to-know/

Duration:00:03:15

Shane Snow, Author of Dream Teams

6/12/2018
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"What planted the seed for this book was a couple of things. I allude to this story of my dad being an engineer, working in nuclear energy. I grew up with this storyline about how all of these amazing scientists collaborated together to create this groundbreaking thing that was going to change the world. Then when I was an adult, I learned how that same technology was probably going to be what wipes us out. I kind of freaked out about this for a while." Learn more:...

Duration:00:03:56

Claudia Renton, Author of Those Wild Wyndhams

6/12/2018
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"What brought me to write about the Wyndham sisters was the painting, really, the painting that hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It’s a tremendous painting, it’s enormous, and it takes up almost one big wall of the gallery. And if you go and see that painting you’ll see that it kind of socks you in the face. And it was that question of what lay behind that image of perfection of these three women dressed all in white, and what their lives were." Learn more:...

Duration:00:04:18

Allen Gannett, Author of The Creative Curve

6/12/2018
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"I wrote my book because I saw so many creatives, especially marketers, who I work with everyday that would stop before they start." Learn more: http://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/558024/the-creative-curve/

Duration:00:03:45

Jordan Peterson, Author of Maps Of Meaning

6/12/2018
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"I wrote this book as a consequence of being obsessed, I would say, with the insanity of the Cold War. It struck me in the '80s, and I suppose in the late '70s, that the fact that two armed camps had appeared in the world, each of which was poised to destroy the other utterly, and themselves at the same time, was a problem of such paramount importance that nothing else was worth thinking about." Learn more: http://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/597643/maps-of-meaning/

Duration:00:10:20

Lauren Groff, Author of Florida

6/4/2018
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"I began to write this book a few years after we moved to Gainesville, Florida, where we’ve been for about 12 years. The first few years I really lived here kicking and screaming. I did not want to be here. And eventually I started to understand that my more interesting and maybe more complex work comes out of a sense of ambivalence." Learn more: http://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/318610/florida/

Duration:00:09:06

Mark Goulston, Author of Get Out Of Your Own Way

6/4/2018
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"What inspired me to write GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY is that most people come to psychotherapy trying to get out of their own way. It’s the greatest block to their success, their happiness, their wellbeing, to living a life they won’t regret, when they get to the end of it." Learn more: http://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/337376/get-out-of-your-own-way/

Duration:00:02:36

Yrsa Daley-Ward, Author of The Terrible

6/4/2018
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"My book is a memoir entitled THE TERRIBLE, and THE TERRIBLE is my real-life story. I wrote a memoir by mistake. I intended to write a work of fiction, and when I sat down to write this work of fiction, everything that came out was true." Learn more: http://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/563909/the-terrible/

Duration:00:02:01

Dana James, Author of The Archetype Diet

6/4/2018
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"I wrote this book because I saw so many women struggling with what it is that they thought they were supposed to eat, and things weren’t going the way they expected it to." Learn more: http://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/548326/the-archetype-diet/

Duration:00:02:00

Stephanie Rosenbloom, Author of Alone Time

6/4/2018
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"I wrote my book because from as far back as I can remember, I treasured my alone time. And I love to travel, so I set out to answer the question: What might the benefits of being alone and traveling alone be, if any?" Learn more: http://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/534829/alone-time/

Duration:00:03:40

Violet Ramis Stiel, Author of Ghostbuster's Daughter

6/4/2018
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"My book is about myself and my father, Harold Ramis. It’s about our relationship together, and him, and sort of just the story of our life. I wrote it after he died because I just didn’t want to forget anything about him. I needed to have something to represent and capture him for myself, for my family, my children, and for everyone that knew and loved him." Learn more: http://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/557045/ghostbusters-daughter/

Duration:00:02:50

Pamela Druckerman, Author of There Are No Grownups

5/29/2018
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"My personal journey inspired the book. By turning 40 myself, I had suddenly entered this age that no one could define for me. For the first time I had to sort of define it for myself." Learn more: http://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/317649/there-are-no-grown-ups/

Duration:00:04:26

Aaron Mahnke, Author of The World Of Lore: Wicked Mortals

5/29/2018
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"This book is the second part of a three-book series that is taking the stories told through my podcast called LORE as well as stories that aren’t public on the podcast, and presenting them in an organized, collated, curated sense. The first book was about monstrous creatures, about things, and this book, being called WICKED MORTALS, is about all of those dastardly and tricky human beings who have done unspeakable things." Learn more:...

Duration:00:03:54

Laura Vanderkam, Author of Off The Clock

5/29/2018
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"I knew I wanted to write another book about time management, and really the phrase “off the clock” popped into my head while I was running in Maine one morning. I had gone there for a long weekend trip with my husband, and it was one of those strange experiences where in the morning I suddenly realized I had nothing I had to do that day, which is kind of a rare thing in my life. I took off to run and as I was running along, that phrase, “I am off the clock” popped into my head. And so I...

Duration:00:05:45

Jennifer Dulski, Author of Purposeful

5/21/2018
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"The book is about how each of us have the power to create movements and walks you through the steps of how to do that, as told through the real stories of people and sometimes surprising people who have already done it." Learn more: http://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/544572/purposeful/

Duration:00:03:32

D. B. John, Author of Star Of The North

5/21/2018
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"My novel Star of the North is a thriller set in North Korea, American and China. It’s about three characters, all unconnected, whose lives cross in unusual and unexpected ways."

Duration:00:04:48

Marc and Angel Chernoff, Authors of Getting Back To Happy

5/21/2018
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"Getting Back to Happy is really the journey of the lessons we learned from losing two loved ones back to back to illness and suicide and then losing Angel’s breadwinning job in the downturn of the economy. Certainly, there’s people who have it worse but everyone internalizes pain and depression and grief in different ways. It was a very low point in our lives." Learn more: http://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/565695/getting-back-to-happy/

Duration:00:06:20

Kimberly Ann Johnson, Author of The Fourth Trimester

5/21/2018
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"What planted the seed for me to write this book was my own postpartum healing experience. As I was in my own recovery process, I recognized that I was having individual considerations but I could also tell that what I was going through was a collective and archetypal experience." Learn more: http://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/546620/the-fourth-trimester/

Duration:00:06:06

Dave Zirin, Author of Jim Brown

5/18/2018
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"I wrote my book because I really felt like Jim Brown is a complicated figure, and we don’t write enough about complicated people. He is not perfect, he is not evil, he is not an angel. I think that in itself provides lessons that are incredibly rich for us today. We don’t do much good in this world when we put our heroes so high up on a pedestal that we can’t even reach them." Learn more: http://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/317613/jim-brown/

Duration:00:03:55

Roger Bennett And Michael Davies, Authors of Men in Blazers Present Encyclopedia Blazertannica

5/18/2018
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The Men in Blazers are two English-born, soccer-obsessed broadcasters who have savored the dizzying growth of the game along with millions of Americans, as if it was a rollicking, sporting telenovela playing out in real life. This is their behind-the-scenes interview discussing the recording of Men in Blazers Present Encyclopedia Blazertannica. Learn more about Encyclopedia Blazertannica: http://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/252515/men-in-blazers-present-encyclopedia-blazertannica/

Duration:00:05:18