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The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson (read by the author)

In The Argonauts Maggie Nelson presents her well considered, sometimes complex thoughts and experiences of love, gender, sex, pregnancy, parenthood and family in contexts outside of the traditional. Perhaps the most important takeaway from the book is the lesson that … Continue reading

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Radical: My Journey out of Islamist Extremism (by Maajid Nawaz, read by David Linski)

“Most Muslims are not Islamists.” This critical distinction between Islam and Islamism is the focus of Radical, Maajid Nawaz’s powerful memoir. He explains a simple but incredibly important concept: Islamism is a political ideology masquerading as religion. As a recruiter for an … Continue reading

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Travelling Heavy: A Memoir in Between Journeys by Ruth Behar (read by Sally Martin)

Travelling Heavy is Ruth Behar’s memoir of her life as an anthropologist from a Yiddish-Sephardic-Cuban-American family. That in itself makes Behar’s story a curiosity. I’d like to credit Sally Martin for her fantastic narration of this audiobook. There are words from so many … Continue reading

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Ten Days in a Madhouse, by Nellie Bly (read by Suzie Althens)

Nellie Bly’s exposé into conditions at an asylum for the mentally ill pioneered “immersion journalism”. In 1887 Bly had herself admitted to The Women’s Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell’s Island. In Ten Days in a Madhouse she shares her experience of diagnosis and incarceration … Continue reading

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