New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

February 24, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Educated : [a memoir]

February 23, 2018
Westover, Tara, author.
New York, NY : Random House Audio, [2018]
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Julia Whelan.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
A searing, unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, raised by Mormon survivalists in the mountains of Idaho and forbidden to go to school, defies her family and earns a PhD from Cambridge University.

Feel free [sound recording] : essays

February 22, 2018
Smith, Zadie, author.
[New York] : Penguin Random House, [2018]
11 audio discs (14 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Nikki Amuka-Bird.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
A collection of new and previously published essays, including "Joy" and "Find Your Breach", that address important recent events in culture and politics as well as Smith's own life

Wallis in love : untold life of the Duchess of Windsor, the woman who changed the monarchy

February 20, 2018
Morton, Andrew, 1953- author.
©2018
10 audio discs (720 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Molly Parker Myers.
Disc 10 contains PDF of photos.
Compact discs.
Before she was the woman who enticed a king from his throne, Bessie Wallis Warfield was a prudish girl from Baltimore. Morton shows how she transformed from a hard-nosed gold-digger to charming chatelaine, taking us through Wallis's romantic adventures in Washington, China, and London.

The monk of Mokha

February 13, 2018
Eggers, Dave, author.
[New York] : Penguin Random House, [2018]
7 audio discs (8 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dion Graham.
Compact discs.
"From bestselling author Dave Eggers, the incredible true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana'a by civil war. Mokhtar Alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen's central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country's rugged mountains and meet beleaguered but determined farmers. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people." -- Publisher's description.

Fire and fury : inside the Trump White House

February 12, 2018
Wolff, Michael, 1953- author, narrator.
©2017
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Holter Graham ; author's note read by Michael Wolff.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff tells the story of the stormy first nine months of Donald Trump's term as President. Among the revelations: What President Trump's staff really thinks of him -- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama -- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired -- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn't be in the same room -- Who is really directing the Trump administration's strategy in the wake of Bannon's firing -- What the secret to communicating with Trump is -- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers.

Jefferson's daughters : three sisters, white and black, in a young America

February 9, 2018
Kerrison, Catherine, 1953- author.
14 audio discs (ca. 17 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Tavis Gilbert.
Title from cover.
Compact discs.
"Thomas Jefferson had three daughters: Martha and Maria by his wife, Martha Wayles Jefferson, and Harriet by his slave Sally Hemings. In Jefferson's Daughters, Catherine Kerrison, a scholar of early American and women's history, recounts the remarkable journey of these three women--and how their struggle to define themselves reflects both the possibilities and the limitations that resulted from the American Revolution. Although the three women shared a father, the similarities end there. Martha and Maria received a fine convent school education while they lived with their father during his diplomatic posting in Paris--a hothouse of intellectual ferment whose celebrated salonniᥲes are vividly brought to life in Kerrison's narrative. Once they returned home, however, the sisters found their options limited by the laws and customs of early America. Harriet Hemings followed a different path. She escaped slavery--apparently with the assistance of Jefferson himself. Leaving Monticello behind, she boarded a coach and set off for a decidedly uncertain future. For this groundbreaking triple biography, Kerrison has uncovered never-before-published documents written by the Jefferson sisters when they were in their teens, as well as letters written by members of the Jefferson and Hemings families. She has interviewed Hemings family descendants (and, with their cooperation, initiated DNA testing) and searched for descendants of Harriet Hemings. The eventful lives of Thomas Jefferson's daughters provide a unique vantage point from which to examine the complicated patrimony of the American Revolution itself. The richly interwoven story of these three strong women and their fight to shape their own destinies sheds new light on the ongoing movement toward human rights in America--and on the personal and political legacy of one of our most controversial Founding Fathers."--Publisher's description.

Jackie, Janet & Lee : the secret lives of Janet Auchincloss and her daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill

February 8, 2018
Taraborrelli, J. Randy, author.
[New York] : Macmillan Audio, [2018]
16 audio discs (20 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Ann Marie Lee.
Title from disc.
A portrait of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis; her mother, Janet Lee Auchincloss; and her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill, discusses their ambitions, status-seeking marriages, illicit liaisons, and psychological profiles.

The only girl in the world : a memoir

February 6, 2018
Julien, Maude, 1957- author.
New York : Hachette Audio, [2017]
7 audio discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Elisabeth Rodgers.
Title from disc surface.
Compact discs.
Maude Julien's parents were fanatics who sought to turn her into the ultimate survivor through constant, elaborate abuse. But she befriended animals and read novels in secret though her parents had forbidden compassion as weakness. When an outsider penetrated her family's paranoid world, Maude seized her opportunity to escape.

Breaking free : how i escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs

January 29, 2018
Jeffs, Rachel, author, narrator.
New York, NY : Harper Audio, [2017]
7 audio discs (8 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 PDF disc.
Read by the author.
Title from container.
A family tree PDF accompanies the audiobook.
The daughter of the self-proclaimed prophet of the FLDS Church describes the abusive patriarchal culture in which she was raised by sister wives and dominating men and discusses how her father remains a powerful influence on his followers.

Tell me more [sound recording] : stories about the 12 hardest things I'm learning to say

January 24, 2018
Corrigan, Kelly, 1967- author, narrator.
New York : Random House Audio ; [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, [2018]
4 audio discs (4 hr., 26 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
A moving and meaningful take on the power of the right words at the right moment to change everything.

When [sound recording] : the scientific secrets of perfect timing

January 24, 2018
Pink, Daniel H, author, narrator.
New York : Penguin Audio ; [Westminster, Maryland] : Books on Tape, [2018]
5 audio discs (6 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Timing is really a science. Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, listeners can reveal how best to live, work, and succeed.

I can't breathe [sound recording] : a killing on Bay Street

January 11, 2018
Taibbi, Matt, author.
New York, New York : Penguin Random House Audio, [2017]
10 audio discs (13 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dominic Hoffman.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
A riveting work of literary journalism that explores the infamous police killing of Eric Garner, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Divide.

Gold dust woman : the biography of Stevie Nicks

January 9, 2018
Davis, Stephen, 1947- author.
[Minneapolis, MN] : HighBridge Audio, 2017.
11 audio discs (14 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Christina Delaine.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
An in-depth portrait of the classic-rock artist covers her role in the stardom of Fleetwood Mac, the affairs that inspired her greatest songs, her struggles with addiction, and her successful solo career.--From the publisher.

What unites us

January 8, 2018
Rather, Dan, author, narrator.
℗2017, ©2017
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
At a moment of crisis over our national identity, journalist Dan Rather reflects on what it means to be an American. He reminds us of the principles upon which the United States was founded. Looking at the freedoms that define us, from the vote to the press; the values that have transformed us, from empathy to inclusion to service; the institutions that sustain us, such as public education; and the traits that helped form our young country, such as the audacity to take on daunting challenges in science and medicine, Rather brings to bear his decades of experience on the frontlines of the world's biggest stories. As a living witness to historical change, he offers up an intimate view of history, tracing where we have been in order to help us chart a way forward and heal our bitter divisions.

Bobby Kennedy : [a raging spirit]

January 8, 2018
Matthews, Christopher, 1945- author, narrator.
℗2017
8 audio discs (approximately 10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
A portrait of Robert F. Kennedy depicts him as a perpetual family underdog, sharing insights into his decision to join the Navy as a common sailor, his ability to connect with voters from all walks of life, and his assassination during his 1968 campaign.

We're going to need more wine : stories that are funny, complicated, and true

January 4, 2018
Union, Gabrielle, author, narrator.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2017]
6 audio discs (7 hr., 45 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
Union launched her career with roles in iconic '90s movies. When she revealed her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault, she urged compassion for victims of sexual violence. In this moving collection of essays Union tells astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. She discusses her experiences with bullying, beauty standards, and competition between women in Hollywood; growing up in white California suburbia, and coping with the divorce of her parents. Throughout, she reminds us of the importance of confidence, self-awareness, and the power of sharing truth, laughter, and support.

An American family : a memoir of hope and sacrifice

January 4, 2018
Khan, Khizr, 1950- author, narrator.
New York : Penguin Random House Audio, 2017.
9 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
"'I am an American patriot not because I was born here but because I was not. I embraced American freedoms, raised my children to cherish and revere them, and lost a son who swore an oath to defend them, because I come from a place where they do not exist.' In fewer than three hundred words, Muslim American Gold Star father Khizr Khan electrified viewers around the world when he took the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. And when he offered to lend Donald Trump his own much-read and dog-eared pocket Constitution, his gesture perfectly encapsulated the feelings of millions. But who was that man, standing beside his wife, extolling the promises and virtues of the U.S. Constitution? In this urgent and timeless immigrant story, we learn that Khizr Khan has been many things. He was the oldest of ten children born to farmers in Pakistan, and a curious and thoughtful boy who listened rapt as his grandfather recited Rumi beneath the moonlight. He was a university student who read the Declaration of Independence and was awestruck by what might be possible in life. He was a hopeful suitor, awkwardly but earnestly trying to win the heart of a woman far out of his league. He was a brilliant and diligent young family man who worked two jobs to save enough money to put himself through Harvard Law School. He was a loving father who, having instilled in his children the ideals that brought him and his wife to America--the sense of shared dignity and mutual responsibility--tragically lost his son, an Army captain killed while protecting his base camp in Iraq. He was and is a patriot, and a fierce advocate for the rights, dignities, and values enshrined in the American system. An American Family shows us who Khizr Khan and millions of other American immigrants are, and why--especially in these tumultuous times--we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most."--Dust jacket flap.

Endurance [sound recording] : a year in space, a lifetime of discovery

January 4, 2018
Kelly, Scott, 1964-
New York : Random House Audio ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by Recorded Books, ℗2017.
10 audio discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact disc.
A stunning, personal memoir from the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station--a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come. The veteran of four spaceflights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly hostile to human life. He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both life-threatening and mundane: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the catastrophic risks of colliding with space junk; and the still more haunting threat of being unable to help should tragedy strike at home--an agonizing situation Kelly faced when, on a previous mission, his twin brother's wife, American Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was shot while he still had two months in space. Kelly's humanity, compassion, humor, and determination resonate throughout, as he recalls his rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood and the youthful inspiration that sparked his astounding career, and as he makes clear his belief that Mars will be the next, ultimately challenging, step in spaceflight. In Endurance, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the infinite wonder of the galaxy.

The smear : how shady political operatives and fake news control what you see, what you think, and how you vote

January 3, 2018
Attkisson, Sharyl, 1961- author, narrator.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2017]
9 audio discs (11 hr., 15 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
The veteran journalist exposes the practices of opposition research to reveal how political leaders use their influence to shape public opinion, connecting popular misconceptions to strategic smear campaigns that have influenced voters.

Thanks, Obama : my hopey, changey White House years : a speechwriter's memoir

January 3, 2018
Litt, David, 1986- author.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2017]
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
"A different kind of White House memoir, presidential speechwriter David Litt's comic account of his years spent working with Barack Obama and his reflection on Obama's legacy in the age of Trump. Like many twentysomethings, David Litt frequently embarrassed himself in front of his boss's boss. Unlike many twentysomethings, Litt's boss's boss was President Obama. At age twenty-four, Litt became one of the youngest White House speechwriters in history. Along with remarks on issues like climate change and criminal justice reform, he was the president's go-to writer for comedy. As the lead on the White House Correspondents' Dinner speech (the "State of the Union of jokes"), he was responsible for some of President Obama's most memorable moments, including Keegan-Michael Key's appearance as Luther, Obama's "anger translator." With a humorist's eye for detail and a convert's zeal, Litt takes us inside his eight years on the front lines of Obamaworld. In his political coming-of-age story, he goes from starry-eyed college student--a self-described "Obamabot"--to nervous junior speechwriter to White House senior staff. His behind-the-scenes anecdotes answer questions you never knew you had: What's the classiest White House men's room? What's the social scene like on Air Force One? How do you force the National Security Council to stop hitting reply-all on every e-mail? In between lighthearted observations, Litt uses his experience to address one of today's most important issues: the legacy and future of the Obama movement in the age of Donald Trump"-- Provided by publisher.

Unbelievable : my front-row seat to the craziest campaign in American history

January 3, 2018
Tur, Katy, 1983- author, narrator.
[New York] : HarperCollins, [2017]
6 audio discs (7 hr., 15 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
"Called 'disgraceful,' 'third-rate,' and 'not nice' by Donald Trump, NBC News correspondent Katy Tur reported on--and took flak from--the most captivating and volatile presidential candidate in American history. Katy Tur lived out of a suitcase for a year and a half, following Trump around the country, powered by packets of peanut butter and kept clean with dry shampoo. She visited forty states with the candidate, made more than 3,800 live television reports, and tried to endure a gazillion loops of Elton John's 'Tiny Dancer'--a Trump rally playlist staple. From day 1 to day 500, Tur documented Trump's inconsistencies, fact-checked his falsities, and called him out on his lies. In return, Trump repeatedly singled Tur out. He tried to charm her, intimidate her, and shame her. At one point, he got a crowd so riled up against Tur, Secret Service agents had to walk her to her car. None of it worked. Facts are stubborn. So was Tur. She was part of the first women-led politics team in the history of network news. The Boys on the Bus became the Girls on the Plane. But the circus remained. Through all the long nights, wild scoops, naked chauvinism, dodgy staffers, and fevered debates, no one had a better view than Tur. [This book] is her darkly comic, fascinatingly bizarre, and often scary story of how America sent a former reality show host to the White House. It's also the story of what it was like for Tur to be there as it happened, inside a no-rules world where reporters were spat on, demeaned, and discredited. Tur was a foreign correspondent who came home to her most foreign story of all. Unbelievable is a must-read for anyone who still wakes up and wonders, Is this real life?"--Jacket.

Higher is waiting

December 20, 2017
Perry, Tyler, author.
℗2017
4 audio discs (4 hr., 30 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dominic Hoffman.
Title from disc.
Compact disc.
An inspirational memoir about persevering through hard times and choosing faith over fear-a spiritual guidebook for the modern generation from award-winning auteur, playwright, and bestselling author Tyler Perry.

Undefeated [sound recording] : Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School football team

December 18, 2017
Sheinkin, Steve, author.
New York : Listening Library/Penguin Random House : Books on Tape, 2017.
6 audio discs (6 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mark Bramhall.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
An astonishing underdog sports story and more. It's an unflinching look at the US government's violent persecution of Native Americans and the school that was designed to erase Indian cultures.

Vincent and Theo [sound recording] : the Van Gogh brothers

December 18, 2017
Heiligman, Deborah.
Holland, OH : Dreamscape Media, 2017.
8 audio discs (9 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Phil Fox.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
This incredible story about brotherly love and the famous artist who was shaped by it is a meticulously researched account of the Van Gogh brothers' intertwined lives.

The Vanity Fair diaries : 1983-1992

December 13, 2017
Brown, Tina, author, narrator.
New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, [2017]
14 audio discs (17 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
Tina Brown kept delicious daily diaries throughout her eight spectacular years as editor in chief of Vanity Fair. Today they provide an incendiary portrait of the flash and dash and power brokering of the Excessive Eighties in New York and Hollywood.

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