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Golden Days: West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors, and the California Dreamers Who Reinvented Basketball
Golden Days: West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors, and the California Dreamers Who Reinvented Basketball
By Random House Audio
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 40 reviews
The best-selling author of Dream Team tells the interconnected stories of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and the early 1970s Los Angeles Lakers, two extraordinary teams playing in extraordinary times and linked by one extraordinary man: Jerry West. During their 1971-72 championship season, the LA Lakers won 33 games in a row, a streak that still stands as the longest and greatest in the history of American professional sports. It was a run of uninterrupted dominance that predated by


The Age of American Unreason
The Age of American Unreason
By Tantor Audio
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews
Combining historical analysis with contemporary observation, Susan Jacoby dissects a new American cultural phenomenon - one that is at odds with our heritage of Enlightenment reason and with modern, secular knowledge and science. With mordant wit, Jacoby surveys an antirationalist landscape extending from pop culture to a pseudo-intellectual universe of ''junk thought''. Disdain for logic and evidence defines a pervasive malaise fostered by the mass media, triumphalist religious


I've Got This Round: More Tales of Debauchery
I've Got This Round: More Tales of Debauchery
By Penguin Audio
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 112 reviews
Hilarious, candid, and full of shenanigans, YouTube sensation Mamrie Hart - the New York Times best-selling author of You Deserve a Drink - is back with more adventures.  When Mamrie simultaneously enters her 30s and finds herself single for the first time since college, the world is suddenly full of possibilities. Emboldened by the cool confidence that comes with the end of one's 20s plus the newfound independence of an attachment-free lifestyle, Mamrie commits herself to living life with


Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship
Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship
By Penguin Audio
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 82 reviews
From Girls to Parks and Recreation to Bridesmaids, the female friendship has taken an undeniable front seat in pop culture. Text Me When You Get Home is a personal and sociological perspective - and ultimately a celebration - of the evolution of the modern female friendship. Kayleen Schaefer has experienced (and occasionally, narrowly survived) most every iteration of the modern female friendship. First there was the mean girl cliques of the '90s; then the teenage friendships that revolved


American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics
American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics
By Unknown
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 120 reviews
On the heels of his Emmy-winning It Gets Better campaign, columnist and provocateur Dan Savage weighs in on such diverse issues as healthcare, gun control, and marriage equality with characteristic straight talk and humor. Dan Savage has always had a loyal audience, thanks to his syndicated sex-advice column Savage Love but since the incredible global success of his It Gets Better project - his book of the same name was a New York Times best seller - his profile has skyrocketed. In addition,


The Sex Myth: The Gap Between Our Fantasies and Reality
The Sex Myth: The Gap Between Our Fantasies and Reality
By Tantor Audio
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews
Fifty years after the sexual revolution, we are told that we live in a time of unprecedented sexual freedom: that if anything, we are too free now. But beneath the veneer of glossy hedonism, millennial journalist Rachel Hills argues, we are controlled by a new brand of sexual convention: one that influences all of us - woman or man, straight or gay, liberal or conservative. At the root of this silent code lies the sex myth - the defining significance we invest in sexuality that once meant we


Ghostbuster's Daughter
Ghostbuster's Daughter
By Penguin Audio
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews
From the daughter of Ghostbusters star Harold Ramis comes a hilarious and heartwarming account of his life, work, and legacy. Most of us know Harold Ramis as the filmmaker and actor who brought warmth and humor to the big screen in classics like Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, National Lampoon's Vacation, Groundhog Day, and National Lampoon's Animal House. To Violet Ramis, he was best known as an amazing father, confidant, and friend. In Ghostbuster's Daughter, Violet reflects on the life and legacy


Superfans: Into the Heart of Obsessive Sports Fandom
Superfans: Into the Heart of Obsessive Sports Fandom
By Random House Audio
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist pulls back the curtain on the extraordinary inner lives of America's most obsessive sports fans. There are fans, and then there are fanatics. In this wondrously immersive look at American sports fandom, George Dohrmann travels the country to find out what distinguishes an ordinary, everyday enthusiast from that special breed of supporter known as the superfan. In Minnesota, Dohrmann meets newly minted generals of the Viking World Order, a Minnesota Vikings


The Disaster Artist: My Life inside 'The Room', the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
The Disaster Artist: My Life inside 'The Room', the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
By Tantor Audio
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 89 reviews
Nineteen-year-old Greg Sestero met Tommy Wiseau at an acting school in San Francisco. Wiseau's scenes were rivetingly wrong, yet Sestero, hypnotized by such uninhibited acting, thought, ''I have to do a scene with this guy.'' That impulse changed both of their lives. Wiseau seemed never to have read the rule book on interpersonal relationships (or the instructions on a bottle of black hair dye), yet he generously offered to put the aspiring actor up in his LA apartment. Sestero's nascent acting


How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life
How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life
By Random House Audio
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews
Packed with tested strategies and practical tips, this book is the essential, life-changing guide for everyone who owns a smartphone.  Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed? Do you frequently pick it up ''just to check'', only to look up 45 minutes later wondering where the time has gone? Do you say you want to spend less time on your phone - but have no idea how to do so without giving it up completely? If so, this book is your


The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific
The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific
By Random House Audio
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 53 reviews
Television shows have now eclipsed films as the premier form of visual narrative art of our time. This new book by one of our finest critics explains - historically, in depth, and with interviews with the celebrated creators themselves - how the art of must-see/binge-watch television evolved. Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way. In tracing the


Bop Apocalypse: Jazz, Race, the Beats, and Drugs
Bop Apocalypse: Jazz, Race, the Beats, and Drugs
By Tantor Audio
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 93 reviews
Bop Apocalypse, a narrative history from master storyteller Martin Torgoff, details the rise of early drug culture in America by weaving together the disparate elements that formed this new segment of the American fabric. Channeling his decades of writing experience, Torgoff connects the birth of jazz in New Orleans, the first drug laws, Louis Armstrong, the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, swing, Lester Young, Billie Holiday, the Savoy Ballroom, Reefer Madness, Charlie Parker, the birth of bebop,


Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist, 1968-1976
Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist, 1968-1976
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 121 reviews
This astonishing volume of private correspondence, a critically acclaimed follow-up to The Proud Highway, shows Hunter S. Thompson as brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever. When that first book of letters appeared in 1997, Time pronounced it ''deliriously entertaining'', Rolling Stone called it ''brilliant beyond description'', and the New York Times celebrated its ''wicked humor and bracing political conviction''. Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published


Grace: A Memoir
Grace: A Memoir
By Random House Audio
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 95 reviews
Audie Award Finalist, Narration by the Author or Authors, 2014 Beautiful. Willful. Charming. Blunt. Grace Coddington's extraordinary talent and fierce dedication to her work as creative director of Vogue have made her an international icon. Known through much of her career only to those behind the scenes, she might have remained fashion's best-kept secret were it not for The September Issue, the acclaimed 2009 documentary that turned publicity-averse Grace into a sudden, reluctant celebrity.


Just When I Thought I'd Dropped My Last Egg: Life and Other Calamities
Just When I Thought I'd Dropped My Last Egg: Life and Other Calamities
By Random House Audio
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 99 reviews
From Kathie Lee Gifford, beloved television host and best-selling author of I Can't Believe I Said That, comes a funny, candid, and personal collection of essays. This smart and witty collection of opinions, observations, and anecdotes covers a broad range of personal topics. Kathie Lee Gifford's stories are often funny, sometimes heartfelt, and always compelling - think Nora Ephron's I Feel Bad About My Neck meets Carol Burnett. No subject is off-limits: talking to her kids about sex, being


Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews
This no-holds-barred autobiography chronicles the remarkable life of Phil Robertson, the original Duck Commander and Duck Dynasty star, from early childhood through the founding of a family business. Life was always getting in the way of Phil Robertson's passion for duck hunting. An NFL-bound quarterback, Phil made his mark on Louisiana Tech University in the 1960s by playing football and completing his college career with a master's degree in English. But Phil's eyes were not always on the


The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)
The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)
By Tantor Audio
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 72 reviews
Let's take stock of young America. Compared to previous generations, American youth have more schooling (college enrollments have never been higher); more money ($100 a week in disposable income); more leisure time (five hours a day); and more news and information (Internet, The Daily Show, RSS feeds). What do they do with all that time and money? They download, upload, IM, post, chat, and network. (Nine of their top ten sites are for social networking.) They watch television and play video


I Hate Everyone.Starting With Me
I Hate Everyone.Starting With Me
By Penguin Audio
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 31 reviews
''How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.''-Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1850 ''How do I hate thee? How much time do you have?''-Joan Rivers, today, about two-ish Joan Rivers is a groundbreaking, award-winning, internationally renowned entertainment goddess. She's also opinionated - especially when it comes to people she hates. Like people who think giving birth is a unique achievement. Or well-adjusted - a.k.a. boring - ex-child stars who don't even have a decent addiction. With all of


Fast Food Nation Publisher: Random House Audio; Abridged edition
Fast Food Nation Publisher: Random House Audio; Abridged edition
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One Summer: America, 1927
One Summer: America, 1927
By Random House Audio
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 85 reviews
Audie Award Finalist, History, 2014 One of the most admired nonfiction writers of our time retells the story of one truly fabulous year in the life of his native country - a fascinating and gripping narrative featuring such outsized American heroes as Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, and yes Herbert Hoover, and a gallery of criminals (Al Capone), eccentrics (Shipwreck Kelly), and close-mouthed politicians (Calvin Coolidge). It was the year Americans attempted and accomplished outsized things and



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