New Arrivals · Audiobooks—Nonfiction

January 12, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Books for living [sound recording]

January 11, 2017
Schwalbe, Will.
New York : Random House Audio, [2016]
6 sound discs (7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jeff Harding.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Will Schwalbe invites listeners along on his quest for books that speak to the specific challenges of living in the modern world, with all its noise and distractions.

The case against sugar

January 11, 2017
Taubes, Gary.
New York : Random House Audio, [2016]
9 audio discs (11 hours, 30 minutes) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mike Chamberlain.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly ten percent of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-related problems. With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes delves into Americans' history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He clarifies the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss; and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society."-- Publisher.

George Lucas : a life

January 10, 2017
Jones, Brian Jay, author.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, [2016]
15 audio discs (approximately 18 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM
Read by Jay Snyder.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
The definitive biography of one of the most influential filmmakers ever--George Lucas.On May 25, 1977, a problem-plagued, budget-straining, independent science-fiction film opened in a mere thirty-two American movie theaters. Conceived, written, and directed by a little-known filmmaker named George Lucas, Star Wars reinvented the cinematic landscape, ushering in a new way for movies to be made, marketed, and merchandised. And if that wasn't game-changing enough, Lucas went on to create another blockbuster series with Indiana Jones, and completely revolutionized the world of special effects, not to mention sound systems. His work and legacy have led to a rash of innovation and democratization in film and television. Simply put, George Lucas is one of the most influential filmmakers of the past fifty years. He is an icon, and his fans will be eager to read a biography as impressive as his achievements--especially in the midst of J. J. Abrams' reboot of the Star Wars franchise.

Born to run

January 9, 2017
Springsteen, Bruce.
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2016.
16 audio discs (ca. 20 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as 'The Big Bang': seeing Elvis Presley's debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work.

Conversational Punjabi.

January 9, 2017
[New York] : Simon & Schuster, ℗2012.
8 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Unspecified instructor(s).
No publisher's number.
"Simon & Schuster's Pimsleur."
Disc. 1. User's guide ; lessons 1-2 -- disc 2. lessons 3-4 -- disc 3. lesson 5-6 -- disc 4. lessons 7-8 -- disc 5. lessons 9-10 -- disc 6. lessons 11-12 -- disc 7. lessions 13-14 -- disc 8. lessons 15-16.

Born a crime [sound recording] : stories from a South African childhood

January 9, 2017
Noah, Trevor, 1984- author, narrator.
[Grand Haven, MI] : Brilliance Audio, Inc., 2016.
7 audio discs (8 hr., 48 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of Apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.

Filthy rich : [a powerful billionaire, the sex scandal that undid him, and all the justice that money can buy : the shocking true story of Jeffrey Epstein]

December 28, 2016
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York : Hachette Audio, [2016]
6 audio discs (approximately 7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Jason Culp.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
Jeffrey Epstein rose from humble origins to the rarefied heights of New York City's financial elite. A college dropout with an instinct for numbers--and for people--Epstein amassed his wealth through a combination of access and skill. But even after he had it all, Epstein wanted more. And that unceasing desire--especially a taste for young girls--resulted in his stunning fall from grace. From Epstein himself, to the girls he employed as masseuses at his home, to the cops investigating the appalling charges against him, Filthy rich examines all sides of a case that scandalized one of America's richest communities. An explosive true story, Filthy rich is a riveting account of wealth, power and the influence they bring to bear on the American justice system.

Jump : take the leap of faith to achieve your life of abundance

December 28, 2016
Harvey, Steve, 1956-
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2016]
4 audio discs (4 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Mike Hodge.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
"Jump explores seven vulnerable 'seasons' in the Emmy Award winner's life: being homeless and living out of his car, flunking out of college, enduring the emotional turmoil of a second failed marriage, risking stability to pursue his dream of television stardom, overcoming the Miss Universe mishap, blending his family, and owing the Internal Revenue Service $20 million. Steve uses these uncomfortable moments to explain his core principles and teach you what it means to JUMP."--Provided by publisher.

Not dead yet : [a memoir]

December 28, 2016
Collins, Phil, author, narrator.
©2016
10 audio discs (12 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
From the Genesis frontman and hugely successful solo artist, a reflective memoir taking stock of iconic songs and performances and a sometimes tumultuous, ever-thrilling lifeWith 280 million lifetime record sales between his time with Genesis and his earthshaking solo career, Phil Collins has lived a life that few people can imagine. In this unflinchingly honest memoir, Collins reveals the heart and soul of what drives him as a performer and a dynamically creative individual. He takes us from his ill-fated near-big break as a session percussionist on George Harrison's All Things Must Pass through the rise of Genesis and his emergence as the band's leader to the height of his fame as a solo artist. While Collins rubbed shoulders with some of the greatest pop stars of the era, his stories are given depth and color by his remarkable capacity for self-reflection. Whether he's walking us through the making of his greatest music or mining the dark days of his wholly enveloping alcohol and drug addictions, he's candid, expansive, and always entertaining.This book will capture the eye-popping exterior facets of Collins' career, but more vitally, will delve deeply into the workings of a complex, tireless man to explore the verve that propelled him from the early days into a canon of pop iconography few other musicians can claim to share. Told with ebullience and more than a dose of humor, Collins' refreshingly forthright voice will equally charm and enlighten pop culture audiences and die-hard music fans alike.

Our revolution : a future to believe in

December 28, 2016
Sanders, Bernard, author, narrator.
New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, [2016]
16 audio discs (18 hr.) : digital, 1.4 m/s stereo : 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author and Mark Ruffalo.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
Bernie Sanders shares experiences from the campaign trail and outlines his ideas for continuing a political revolution to fight for a progressive economic, environmental, racial, and social justice agenda that creates jobs, raises wages, protects the environment, and provides health care for all.

Scrappy little nobody

December 28, 2016
Kendrick, Anna, author, narrator.
℗2016
6 audio discs (approximately 6 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc label.
Disc 1 includes PDF of pictures.
"Anna Kendrick's autobiographical collection of essays amusingly recounts memorable moments throughout her life, from her middle class upbringing in New England to the blockbuster movies that have made her one of Hollywood's most popular actresses today. Expanding upon the witty and ironic dispatches for which she is known, Anna Kendrick's essays offer her one of a kind commentary on the absurdities she's experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture."--Provided by publisher.

Settle for more

December 28, 2016
Kelly, Megyn, author, narrator.
℗2016
9 audio discs (10 hours) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Compact discs.
"Since her show The Kelly File premiered on the Fox News Channel, Megyn Kelly has cemented her reputation as one of the most respected and hardest hitting journalists in America. Now in her debut book, Kelly goes behind the scenes of the stories and struggles that landed her in the anchor chair. From growing up in a tough love family, to her father's sudden, tragic death, Megyn traces the values and experiences that shaped her professional ascent. In addition, she confronts the challenges she's faced as a professional woman and working mother."--Provided by publisher.

The undoing project : a friendship that changed our minds

December 28, 2016
Lewis, Michael (Michael M.), author.
℗2016
9 audio discs (approximately 10 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris.
Title from disc label.
Compact discs.
Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systematically, when forced to make judgments about uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized big data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis's own work possible.

The Lost City of the Monkey God : a true story

December 27, 2016
Preston, Douglas J.
[New York] : Hachette Audio, 2017.
10 audio discs (approximately 10 hours and 30 minutes) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Bill Mumy.
Title from disc.
Compact discs.
"Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God... In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City of the Monkey God-but then committed suicide without revealing its location. Three quarters of a century later, bestselling author Douglas Preston joined a team of scientists on a new quest. In 2012 he climbed abord a rickety plane carrying the machine that would change everything: lidar, a highly advanced technology that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy. In an unexplored valley ringed by steep mountains, that flight revealed the image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing evidence of not just an undiscovered city but an enigmatic, lost civilization."--Provided by publisher.

Talking as fast as I can : from Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and everything in between

December 23, 2016
Graham, Lauren, 1967-
[New York] : Random House Audio, Inc., 2016.
5 audio discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
In her first work of nonfiction, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood recounts her experiences on Gilmore Girls, the first and second time, and shares stories about life, love, and working in Hollywood. This collection of essays is written in the intimate, hilarious, and down-to earth voice.

The Daily Show (the audiobook) : an oral history as told by Jon Stewart, the correspondents, staff and guests

December 14, 2016
Smith, Chris, author.
℗2016
13 audio discs (approximately 16 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by various narrators.
Unabridged.
"Includes a PDF of photos" -- Container.
For sixteen years, this program was a game changer in television, blurring the line between opinionated news reportage and comedy. It launched careers, lampooned legions of public figures and garnered eighteen Emmys. Now the fascinating behind the scenes antics, controversies and relationships will be chronicled by legendary host Jon Stewart and the players themselves.

Moranifesto

December 6, 2016
Moran, Caitlin, 1975- author.
New York, NY : Harper Audio, [2016]
9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Joanna Neary.
Title from discs.
Compact discs.
Caitlin Moran combines the best of her recent columns with lots of new writing unique to this book as she offers a characteristically fun and witty look at the news, celebrity culture, and society.

Superficial : more adventures from the Andy Cohen diaries

December 6, 2016
Cohen, Andy, 1968- author, narrator.
New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, [2016]
12 audio discs (14 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
The mega popular host of Watch what happens: live and executive producer of The real housewives franchise is back, better than ever, and telling stories that will keep his publicist up at night.

Canada

December 5, 2016
Myers, Mike, 1963- author.
Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, 2016.
5 audio discs (5 hr., 45 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 12 cm
Read by the author.
Unabridged.
Comedy superstar Mike Myers writes from the (true patriot) heart about his 53-year relationship with his beloved Canada. Mike Myers is a world-renowned actor, director and writer, and the man behind some of the most memorable comic characters of our time. But as he says: "no description of me is truly complete without saying I'm a Canadian." He has often winked and nodded to Canada in his outrageously accomplished body of work, but now he turns the spotlight full-beam on his homeland. His hilarious and heartfelt new book is part memoir, part history and pure entertainment. It is Mike Myers' funny and thoughtful analysis of what makes Canada Canada, Canadians Canadians and what being Canadian has always meant to him. His relationship with his home and native land continues to deepen and grow, he says. In fact, American friends have actually accused him of enjoying being Canadian-and he's happy to plead guilty as charged. A true patriot who happens to be an expatriate, Myers is in a unique position to explore Canada from within and without. With this, his first book, Mike brings his love for Canada to the fore at a time when the country is once again looking ahead with hope and national pride. Canada is a wholly subjective account of Mike's Canadian experience. Mike writes, "Some might say, 'Why didn't you include this or that'' I say there are 35 million stories waiting to be told in this country, and my book is only one of them."

Just getting started

December 2, 2016
Bennett, Tony, 1926- author.
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2016]
5 audio discs (5 1/4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Joe Barrett.
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
At ninety, musician and singer Tony Bennett is as vibrant and productive as ever. In addition to his prodigious musical output, including albums, concerts, and personal appearances, this beloved and enduring artist has written his next book. In 2012's Life Is a Gift, Tony reflected on the lessons he has learned over the years. Now, he pays homage to the remarkable people who inspired those lessons.

I am Brian Wilson : [a memoir]

December 1, 2016
Wilson, Brian, 1942- author.
©2016
8 audio discs (9 hr., 44 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in..
Read by Fred Berman.
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
Reveals as never before the man who fought his way back to stability and creative relevance, who became a mesmerizing live artist, who forced himself to reckon with his own complex legacy and completed Smile, the legendary unfinished Beach Boys record that had become synonymous with both his genius and its destabilization. Today Brian Wilson is older, calmer, and filled with perspective and forgiveness. Whether he's talking about his childhood, his bandmates, or his own inner demons, Wilson's story, told in his own voice and in his own way, unforgettably illuminates the man behind the music, working through the turbulence and discord to achieve, at last, a new harmony.

The Magnolia story

November 22, 2016
Gaines, Chip, 1974- author, narrator.
Grand Haven, Michigan : Brilliance Audio, [2016]
5 audio discs (5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Chip and Joanna Gaines.
Title from discs.
Compact discs.
The first book from Chip and Joanna Gaines, offering their fans a detailed look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything. From the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today.

Hero of the empire : the Boer War, a daring escape, and the making of Winston Churchill

November 22, 2016
Millard, Candice, author.
℗2016
8 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Simon Vance.
Title from disc labels.
Compact disc.
At age twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime minister of England one day, despite the fact he had just lost his first election campaign for parliament. He believed that to achieve his goal he must do something spectacular on the battlefield. Despite deliberately putting himself in extreme danger as a British Army officer in colonial wars in India and Sudan, and as a journalist covering a Cuban uprising against the Spanish, glory and fame had eluded him. Churchill arrived in South Africa in 1899, valet and crates of vintage wine in tow, there to cover the brutal colonial war the British were fighting with Boer rebels. But just two weeks after his arrival, the soldiers he was accompanying on an armored train were ambushed, and Churchill was taken prisoner. Remarkably, he pulled off a daring escape--but then had to traverse hundreds of miles of enemy territory, alone, with nothing but a crumpled wad of cash, four slabs of chocolate, and his wits to guide him. The story of his escape is incredible enough, but then Churchill enlisted, returned to South Africa, fought in several battles, and ultimately liberated the men with whom he had been imprisoned. Churchill would later remark that this period, "could I have seen my future, was to lay the foundations of my later life." Millard spins an epic story of bravery, savagery, and chance encounters with a cast of historical characters--including Rudyard Kipling, Lord Kitchener, and Mohandas Gandhi--with whom he would later share the world stage.

Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the...

November 22, 2016
Lee Shetterly, Margot, author.
[New York] : Harper Audio, [2016]
9 audio discs (approximately 645 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by Robin Miles.
Title from disc labels.
Compact discs.
The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America₂s greatest achievements in space.

Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis

November 22, 2016
Vance, J. D., author, narrator.
℗2016
6 audio discs (6 3/4 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Read by the author.
Title from container.
Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.

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