Multcolib My Librarian Diana: Better on audio and read by the author

Just Kids
Just Kids By Smith, Patti Audiobook CD - 2011 CD- 782.42166092 S657j All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 4 copies

Annotation:Patti Smith recounts her romance, lifetime friendship, and shared love of art with Robert Mapplethorpe, in a memoir that includes such influential artists as Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, Sam Shepard, and William Burroughs. This title is also available in digital audio book.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle [a Year of Food Life] By Kingsolver, Barbara Audiobook CD - 2007 CD- 641.3 K55a All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Barbara Kingsolver is a splendid writer, and, it turns out, a very good reader. I loved this nonfiction account of how her family raised most of their own food at their Virginia farm for a year.

Into Thin Air
Into Thin Air By Krakauer, Jon Audiobook CD - 1997 CD- 796.522 K89i All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:In this riveting true story, the author describes his spring 1996 trek to Mt. Everest, a disastrous expedition that claimed the lives of eight climbers, and explains why he survived.

Beloved By Morrison, Toni Audiobook CD - 2006 CD Fiction MORRISON Available in some locations

Annotation:This is a great book on the page, and that's how I read it the first time. But it turns out that Toni Morrison is, miraculously, as good a reader as she is a writer. This book is about the repercussions of slavery for the people who survived it and features a terrifying baby ghost.

The Graveyard Book
The Graveyard Book By Gaiman, Neil Audiobook CD - 2008 CD Children GAIMAN All copies in use Availability details Holds: 4 on 7 copies

Annotation:After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a historic English graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own. This is a wonderful book, not just for kids-- and Neil Gaiman reads his own work very, very well.

The David Sedaris Box Set
The David Sedaris Box Set By Sedaris, David Audiobook CD - 2000 CD- 814.5 S447db All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2 on 4 copies

Annotation:I always feel a little sad when I see someone checking out something by David Sedaris that isn't on audiobook. He's great on the page, but wondrous on audio, and so funny, especially when he's talking about his family. This title is also available in digital audio book.

Half Empty
Half Empty By Rakoff, David Audiobook CD - 2010 CD- 817.6 R162h Available in some locations

Annotation:"By turns funny, serious, and seriously funny, Rakoff's signature combination of deadly wit and human sympathy will have you positively reveling in the power of negativity."--Container. We'll miss David Rakoff. Also available in downloadable audiobook.

Bossypants By Fey, Tina Audiobook CD - 2011 CD- 792.7028092 F433b Available in some locations

Annotation:Tina Fey's really funny and likeable, and listening to this audio book is the closest I may get to hanging out with her for a few hours. Also available in downloadable audiobook.

Why We Suck
Why We Suck [a Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid] By Leary, Denis Audiobook CD - 2008 CD- 814.5 L438wa All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Denis Leary will make you think AND laugh as you listen to these anecdotes from his Irish-Catholic upbringing, high-pressure family life, and work as a performing artist.

How to Be A Woman
How to Be A Woman By Moran, Caitlin Downloadable Audiobook - 2011 OverDrive downloadable audiobook Check availability»

Annotation:If I was the Queen of the World, all women in their 20s would be compelled to read this funny, refreshing feminist book. It's even better on audio, read by the author, who has a wonderful English accent and a marvelously expressive voice. This one is not available on CD.

Born Standing up
Born Standing up [a Comic's Life] By Martin, Steve Audiobook CD - 2007 CD- 792.7028 M383b All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:It's a pleasure to be able to enjoy Steve Martin's intelligence and sense of humor in his own voice.

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Sure, you could read the book, but these authors do such an amazing job reading the book that I think the better option is to listen to them.