A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay. ´´Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink - all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I´m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.´´ In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of color (The Help) while also taking listeners on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture. Bad Feminist is a sharp, funny, and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bahni Turpin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004087/bk_harp_004087_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It seems like the summer of dreams come true for Hollywood princess Kaitlin Burke: the media loves her (again), super-cute and funny Austin Meyers is finally her boyfriend, and she´s starring in a movie by her all-time favorite director Hutch Adams. What could be sweeter? But life on set is not as perfect as the makeup and costumes. And with an old love and a scheming new publicist on the scene, it´s about to get a whole lot messier. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roxanne Hernandez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000806/bk_adbl_000806_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Television comedian and actor Max Alexander drops by to talk about the side effects of dieting and to tell Dom some ´´joke jokes´´. Then, Hiram Kasten explains the trick of long-term relationships and talks to Dom about his favorite roles. Next, Brian Holtzman says he´s thinking differently of Asians and gives some serious plugs for his upcoming gigs. Max Alexander: Max Alexander´s unique view of the world made him a favorite opening act for such legends as Frank Sinatra and Tom Jones. Max has also appeared in such movies as Punchline with Tom Hanks and Roxanne with Steve Martin, and in TV shows such as Hart to Hart, Doogie Howser, M.D. and Matlock. Hiram Kasten: Born in the Bronx, Hiram Kasten got his big break when Jerry Seinfeld recommended him for an audition on The Comic Strip. Since then, Hiram has been making many appearances on the road, and he even headlined in a Vegas production called The Rat Pack Is Back. Now a favorite of TV legend Larry David, Hiram has been a regular on Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Brian Holtzman: Known for his ability to deal with hecklers, Brian Holtzman has made a name for himself by taking on anyone who dares to challenge him on stage. Brian´s no-nonsense look at the world has helped him land roles on My Wife and Kids and The Jamie Kennedy Experience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Max Alexander, Hiram Kasten, Brian Holtzman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/lafa/070515/pf_lafa_070515_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meet the Beacon Street Girls....They´re real, they´re fun - they´re just like you!Science isn´t exactly Maeve´s favorite subject, but she’s still excited to be going to the Sally Ride Science Festival at MIT with her hunky tutor, Matt. Sure, the BSG and her annoyingly brilliant younger brother are going as well, but it’s still almost kind of a date, isn’t it?The festival gives the BSG a super idea - an environmental science fair at Abigail Adams Junior High. But plans for a bubble gum factory nearby put Avery and Katani on opposite sides of an environmental issue - and Avery finds herself in a bubble gum war with the Queens of Mean! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Janice Card, Cassandra Campbell, Pamella D’Pella, Roxanne Hernandez, Jennifer Betit Yen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000891/bk_lili_000891_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to the Bean Hive Coffeehouse where the coffee is as hot as the gossip! ´´Fabulous fun and fantastic fried food! Kappes nails small town mystery with another must-read hit. Don’t miss this one!” (Darynda Jones, The New York Times best-selling author of Eighth Grave After Dark) Roxanne Bloom (her friends, though few, call her Roxy) quit her job as a lawyer, divorced her cheating husband, and moved to the quaint town of Honey Springs, Kentucky, where she´d spent many of her teenage summers visiting her eccentric and fun-loving Aunt Maxi. Roxy follows her dream and opens The Bean Hive, Honey Springs´ first coffee house on the town´s newly revitalized boardwalk. It opens just in time for Honey Springs´ annual Honey Festival. Roxy´s life couldn´t be better. Business was booming, she´s reconnected with special people from her past, including her first teenage love, and visits The Crooked Cat bookstore, which is still her favorite shop in Honey Springs. One problem, Aunt Maxi and Alexis Roarke, owner of Crooked Cat, aren´t on the best of terms. Alexis leases the bookstore´s building from Aunt Maxi, and the rent is going up. Roxy takes Alexis a fresh cup of coffee from The Bean Hive and a tasty pastry as a peace offering between the two women but discovers the beloved bookstore owner murdered, and Aunt Maxi is the number one suspect. Gossip in Honey Springs is as hot at the coffee served at the Bean Hive, and Roxy has to uncover who is behind the murder not only to save her shop and her aunt but also her life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madeline Mrozek. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118711/bk_acx0_118711_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Too long to be a short story, too short to be a novel - welcome to the surprisingly potent world of the novelette. The award-winning magazine Orson Scott Card´s Intergalactic Medicine Show has been an online haven for this powerful form of storytelling since 2005. Now its editors have selected their all-time favorite science fiction novelettes from the magazine´s eight-year history and reprinted them together in one big book of listening pleasure. Anything that is remotely possible - futures near and far, artificial intelligence and alien encounters, alternate timelines and alternate theories about creating universes, planet-eating black holes and lunar racetracks - is all here under the big tent of Orson Scott Card´s Intergalactic Medicine Show.This anthology features stories by such award-winning authors as Orson Scott Card, Wayne Wightman, Aliette de Bodard, Eric James Stone, Mary Robinette Kowal, Stephen Kotowych, Jackie Gamber, Greg Siewert, Jamie Todd Rubin, Brad R. Torgersen, and Marina J. Lostetter, plus an all-new essay by Orson Scott Card about writing the character of Ender. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Orson Scott Card, Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir, Roxanne Hernandez, Arthur Morey, Emily Janice Card, J. Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006502/bk_blak_006502_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.