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    7.3 hrs • 9/20/2016 • Unabridged

    The possibly true memoir of the actor, raconteur, gambler, former SNL cast member, and one of the best stand-up comedians of all time As its title suggests, Norm Macdonald tells the story of his life—more or less—from his origins in a rural small town in the-back-of-beyond Canada to an epically disastrous appearance on Star Search, to his possibly incredible account of auditioning for Lorne Michaels and his memorable run as the anchor of Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update.” But Based on a True Story is much more than a memoir, it’s a hilarious, inspired, very meta imagining of his life, as told to a deeply disturbed ghost writer whose teetering sanity and bruised ego threaten to take down the entire narrative—and possibly the comic with it. Peppered with classic jokes and long mythologized Hollywood stories, this wildly adventurous, tense, totally original, and absurdly funny memoir turns the conventional “comic’s memoir” on its head and leaves the listener delightfully off kilter.

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    Based on a True Story

    7.3 hrs • 9/20/16 • Unabridged
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  2. 7.7 hrs • 8/9/2016 • Unabridged

    History has never been more fun—or more intoxicating. Guns, germs, and steel might have transformed us from hunter-gatherers into modern man, but booze, sex, trash talk, and tripping built our civilization. Cracked editor Robert Evans brings his signature dogged research and lively insight to uncover the many and magnificent ways vice has influenced history, from the prostitute-turned-empress who scored a major victory for women’s rights to the beer that helped create—and destroy—South America’s first empire. And Evans goes deeper than simply writing about ancient debauchery; he recreates some of history’s most enjoyable (and most painful) vices and includes guides so you can follow along at home. You’ll learn how to:Trip like a Greek philosopher.Rave like your Stone Age ancestors.Get drunk like a Sumerian.Smoke a nose pipe like a pre–Columbian Native American. A celebration of the brave, drunken pioneers who built our civilization one seemingly bad decision at a time, A Brief History of Vice explores a side of the past that mainstream history books prefer to hide.

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    A Brief History of Vice

    7.7 hrs • 8/9/16 • Unabridged
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  3. 5.9 hrs • 7/1/2016 • Audio Theater

    The Aldrich Family was a popular situation comedy that was heard on radio and seen in films, on television, and in comic books. Teenager Henry Aldrich, the creation of playwright Clifford Goldsmith, was an endearingly bumbling kid growing awkwardly into adolescence. Episodes revolved around Henry’s misadventures with girls, his family, and his friends. Henry Aldrich was portrayed on radio by twenty-something Ezra Stone when The Aldrich Family launched as a summer replacement program for The Jack Benny Show on NBC in 1939. He kept the lead role until 1942, followed by others, including Bobby Ellis, who became the last Henry Aldrich in 1952. The show had a top-ten rating within two years of its launch, landing it solidly alongside The Jack Benny Show and Bob Hope’s The Pepsodent Show. Earning $3,000 a week, Goldsmith was the highest paid writer in radio, and his show became a prototype for the teen-oriented situation comedies that followed on radio and television. Included in this collection are twelve episodes from 1952 and 1953:“The Barter System” (21 Sep 1952)“He-Man or Mouse?” (28 Sep 1952)“Class Debt Chairman” (5 Oct 1952)“The Big Deal” (12 Oct 1952)“The Debating Team” (16 Nov 1952)“The Thanksgiving Turkey” (22 Nov 1952)“Henry’s Father is Sick” (30 Nov 1952)“The Lost Watch” (7 Dec 1952)“The English Project” (11 Jan 1953)“Love Letter Mix-Up” (25 Jan 1953)“Latin Homework” (15 Mar 1953)“The Delivery Bicycle” (26 Apr 1953)

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    The Aldrich Family, Vol. 1 by Hollywood 360

    The Aldrich Family, Vol. 1

    A Hollywood 360 collection
    Performed by Bobby Ellis and a full cast
    5.9 hrs • 7/1/16 • Audio Theater
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  4. 6.3 hrs • 6/28/2016 • Unabridged

    From comedian, Esquire contributor, and former MTV VJ Dave Holmes, the hilarious memoir of a music geek and perpetual outsider fumbling his way toward self-acceptance, with the music of the ‘80s, ‘90s, and ‘00s as his soundtrack Dave Holmes has spent his life on the periphery, nose pressed hopefully against the glass, wanting just one thing: to get inside. Growing up, he was the artsy kid in the sporty family. At his high school and Catholic college, he was the closeted gay kid surrounded by crush-worthy straight guys. And in his twenties, in the middle of a disastrous career in advertising, he accidentally became an MTV VJ overnight when he finished second, naturally, in the Wanna Be a VJ contest, opening the door to fame, fortune, and celebrity—you know, almost. But despite all the close calls, or possibly because of them, he just kept trying, and if (spoiler alert) he never quite succeeded, at least he got some good stories out of it. In Party of One, Dave tells the hilariously painful and painfully hilarious tales—in the vein of Rob Sheffield, Andy Cohen, Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Paul Feig, and Augusten Burroughs—of an outsider desperate to get in, of a misfit constantly changing shape, of a guy who finally learns to accept himself. Structured around a mix of hits and deep cuts from the ‘80s, ‘90s, and ‘00s—from Bruce Springsteen’s “Hungry Heart” to Wilson Phillips’s “Impulsive” to En Vogue’s “Free Your Mind” and beyond—and punctuated with interludes like “So You’ve Had Your Heart Broken in the 1990s: A Playlist,” this book is for anyone who’s ever felt like a square peg, especially those who found their place in the world, as we often do, around a band, an album, or a song. It’s a laugh-out-loud funny, deeply nostalgic story about never fitting in, never giving up, and listening to good music along the way.

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    Party of One

    6.3 hrs • 6/28/16 • Unabridged
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  5. 5.6 hrs • 6/14/2016 • Unabridged

    Are you a sensible, universally competent individual? Are you tired of the crushing monotony of leaping gracefully from one lily pad of success to the next? Are you sick of doing everything right? In this brutally honest and humorous debut, musician and artist George Watsky chronicles the small triumphs over humiliation that make life bearable and how he has come to accept defeat as necessary to personal progress. The essays in How to Ruin Everything range from the absurd (how he became an international ivory smuggler) to the comical (his middle-school rap battle dominance) to the revelatory (his experiences with epilepsy), yet all are delivered with the type of linguistic dexterity and self-awareness that has won Watsky more than 765,000 YouTube subscribers. Alternately ribald and emotionally resonant, How to Ruin Everything announces a versatile writer with a promising career ahead.

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    How to Ruin Everything

    5.6 hrs • 6/14/16 • Unabridged
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  6. 6.1 hrs • 6/7/2016 • Unabridged

    After the Beastie Boys and Vanilla Ice, but before Eminem, there was “Hot Karl,” the Jewish kid from the LA suburbs who became a rap battling legend—and then almost became a starWhen twelve-year-old Jensen Karp got his first taste of rapping for crowds at his friend’s Bat Mitzvah in 1991, little did he know that he was taking his first step on a crazy journey—one that would end with a failed million dollar recording and publishing deal with Interscope Records when he was only nineteen. In Kanye West Owes Me $300, Jensen will finally tell the true story of his wild ride as “Hot Karl,” the most famous Jewish rapper you’ve never heard of. Along the way, we’ll see Jensen’s struggles with his ska- and rock-listening southern California classmates, who tell him that “rap is for black people”; his record-breaking rap battling streak on popular radio show Roll Call; his rise in the LA club scene; and the double life he leads the whole time. We’ll also meet his supportive mother (who takes him to clubs and announces him at gigs); his rap partner Rickye (an African American kid who formed the other half of their group, XTra Large); and the performers he recorded with, including soon-to-be household names Kanye West, Redman, Fabolous, Mya, Will.i.am; and then we’ll enjoy rollicking stories of sex, drugs, and hip hop from his close brush with fame. Finally, we’ll learn why his album never saw the light of day (two words: Slim Shady), his downward spiral after, and what Jensen found instead of rap glory. This hilarious memoir will be perfect for the person who reads Rap Genius, impresses friends with “Nuthin’ But a G Thang” or “California Love” at karaoke, watches “Epic Rap Battles of History” videos, and perhaps bought Jeff Chang’s Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop and RZA’s The Tao of Wu. But this book also has a broader appeal as a quirky, fish-out-of-water memoir about a guy who follows an unlikely passion, despite what everyone else says. It’s 8 Mile for the pitch perfect crowd.

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    Kanye West Owes Me $300

    6.1 hrs • 6/7/16 • Unabridged
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  7. 5.9 hrs • 6/1/2016 • Audio Theater

    Fibber McGee & Molly had a long and successful run on radio from 1935 to 1959, featuring its creators and stars, married couple Jim and Marian Jordan. Living in the fictional midwestern city of Wistful Vista, Fibber was an American teller of tall tales and a braggart, usually to the exasperation of his long-suffering wife Molly, who tried to keep him out of trouble. Fibber’s weekly schemes would be interrupted by, inspired by, and often played upon the people of Wistful Vista, a set of regular players and characters that were as beloved as the stars of the program. Life in their town of Wistful Vista followed a well-developed formula but was always fresh. The show began as a comic reflection of Depression-era America, but as time went on and the shadows of war came over the nation, the show again caught the mood of the country. World War II was fought on the home front in Wistful Vista as surely as anywhere else in America, but here they had the benefit of Fibber’s somewhat addled perspective on life. The episodes in this collection are: CD 1 “Molly’s Ex-Boyfriend Comes to Dinner” 12/26/39 and “McGee Builds a Dog House” 1/2/40 CD 2 “Tickets to See Gone with the Wind” 1/9/40 and “McGee’s Car Is Stolen” 1/16/40 CD 3 “Gildersleeve Girdle Show” 1/23/40 and “Fibber’s Old Blue Suit” 1/30/40 CD 4 “Fibber’s Birthday” 2/6/40 and “Egyptian Good Luck Ring” 2/13/40 CD 5 “Nothing but the Truth” 2/20/40 and “Molly’s Fur Coat and Fibber’s Allergies” 2/27/40 CD 6 “The Hall Closet” with guest Gracie Allen 3/5/40 and “Make a Pal of Your Wife Week” 3/12/40

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    Fibber McGee & Molly, Vol. 2 by Hollywood 360

    Fibber McGee & Molly, Vol. 2

    A Hollywood 360 collection
    Performed by Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, and a full cast
    5.9 hrs • 6/1/16 • Audio Theater
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  8. 6.5 hrs • 5/24/2016 • Unabridged

    Joining the ranks of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and Carry On, Warrior, a fierce, hysterically funny memoir that reminds us that comedy equals tragedy plus time. Twentysomething Nora McInerny Purmort bounced from boyfriend to boyfriend and job to job. Then she met Aaron, a charismatic art director and her kindred spirit. They made mix tapes (and pancakes) into the wee hours of the morning. They finished each other’s sentences. They just knew. When Aaron was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer, they refused to let it limit their love. They got engaged on Aaron’s hospital bed and married after his first surgery. They had a baby when he was on chemo. They shared an amazing summer filled with happiness and laughter. A few months later, Aaron died in Nora’s arms in another hospital bed. His wildly creative obituary, which they wrote together, touched the world. Now, Nora shares hysterical, moving, and painfully honest stories about her journey with Aaron. It’s Okay to Laugh explores universal themes of love, marriage, work, (single) motherhood, and depression through her refreshingly frank viewpoint. A love letter to life, in all of its messy glory, and what it’s like to still be kickin’, It’s Okay to Laugh is like a long chat with a close friend over a cup of coffee (or chardonnay).

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    It’s Okay to Laugh by Nora McInerny Purmort

    It’s Okay to Laugh

    6.5 hrs • 5/24/16 • Unabridged
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  9. 5.9 hrs • 5/1/2016 • Audio Theater

    Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve was a popular character appearing each week on the Fibber McGee and Molly radio show. On August 31, 1941, Gildersleeve landed his own situation comedy, The Great Gildersleeve, becoming radio’s first spin-off. Gildersleeve moved from the town of Wistful Vista, where Fibber McGee and Molly lived, to Summerfield, where he oversaw his late brother-in-law’s estate and took on the rearing of his orphaned niece and nephew, Marjorie and Leroy Forrester. The household also included a cook named Birdie. The Great Gildersleeve was the first show to center on a single parent balancing child rearing, work, and a social life, and it was accomplished with taste and genuine wit, often at the expense of Gildersleeve’s slightly understated pomposity. Radio veteran Hal Peary originated the role of Gildersleeve and performs here in these twelve episodes that aired from December 1947 to March 1948: “New Year’s Eve Party”“Anne Tuttle’s Back in Town”“Marjorie’s New Romance”“School Board Election”“License Plate Time”“Acting Mayor”“Getting Glasses”“Leila’s Cousin Arrives in Town”“Adeline Is Trying to Steal Birdie”“Girl Shy Leroy”“The Duel”“Adeline Wants to Visit the Jolly Boys”

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    The Great Gildersleeve, Vol. 2 by Hollywood 360, NBC Radio

    The Great Gildersleeve, Vol. 2

    A Hollywood 360 collection
    NBC Radio productions
    Performed by Harold Peary and a full cast
    5.9 hrs • 5/1/16 • Audio Theater
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  10. 7.4 hrs • 3/24/2016 • Unabridged

    With over two million copies of his works in print, Patrick McManus is an accomplished humor author. In The Bear in the Attic, he once again invites listeners to peek into his unique perspectives on life and his favorite topic, the great outdoors. Here listeners are treated to amazingly absurd tales of young male hijinks, camping mishaps and neighbor-eating bears! Norman Dietz adds another dimension to McManus' humor with his brilliant comic narration.

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    The Bear in the Attic

    7.4 hrs • 3/24/16 • Unabridged
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  11. 10.3 hrs • 3/8/2016 • Unabridged

    Comedian Zach Anner opens his frank and devilishly funny book, If at Birth You Don’t Succeed, with an admission: He botched his own birth. Two months early, underweight and under-prepared for life, he entered the world with cerebral palsy and an uncertain future. So how did this hairless mole rat of a boy blossom into a viral Internet sensation who’s hosted two travel shows, impressed Oprah, driven the Mars Rover, and inspired a John Mayer song? (It wasn’t “Your Body is a Wonderland.”) Zach lives by the mantra: When life gives you a wheelchair, make lemonade. Whether recounting a valiant childhood attempt to woo Cindy Crawford, encounters with zealous faith healers, or the time he crapped his pants mere feet from Dr. Phil, Zach shares his fumbles with unflinching honesty and characteristic charm. By his thirtieth birthday, Zach had grown into an adult with a career in entertainment, millions of fans, a loving family, and friends who would literally carry him up mountains. If at Birth You Don’t Succeed is a hilariously irreverent and heartfelt memoir about finding your passion and your path even when it’s paved with epic misadventure. This is the unlikely but not unlucky story of a man who couldn’t safely open a bag of Skittles but still became a fitness guru with fans around the world. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll fall in love with the Olive Garden all over again,and learn why cerebral palsy is, definitively, “the sexiest of the palsies.”

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    If at Birth You Don’t Succeed

    10.3 hrs • 3/8/16 • Unabridged
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  12. 9.6 hrs • 3/1/2016 • Audio Theater

    Whether boasting about his influence in town, his prowess in the kitchen, his grace on the ice, or his savvy with a rod and reel, no man was ever more determined to stick to his guns—and his story—than Fibber McGee! Head on over to Wistful Vista for a visit with the Old Timer, Wallace Wimple, Doc Gamble, and Mayor LaTrivia—and of course Jim and Marian Jordan as your old friends Fibber McGee and Molly!

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    Fibber McGee and Molly, the Lost Episodes, Volume 1

    Starring jim Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, and a full cast
    9.6 hrs • 3/1/16 • Audio Theater
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  13. 9.6 hrs • 3/1/2016 • Audio Theater

    Whether boasting about his influence in town, his prowess in the kitchen, his grace on the ice, or his savvy with a rod and reel, no man was ever more determined to stick to his guns—and his story—than Fibber McGee! Head on over to Wistful Vista for a visit with the Old Timer, Wallace Wimple, Doc Gamble, and Mayor LaTrivia—and of course Jim and Marian Jordan as your old friends Fibber McGee and Molly!

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    Fibber McGee and Molly, the Lost Episodes, Volume 2

    9.6 hrs • 3/1/16 • Audio Theater
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  14. 9.5 hrs • 3/1/2016 • Audio Theater

    Whether boasting about his influence in town, his prowess in the kitchen, his grace on the ice, or his savvy with a rod and reel, no man was ever more determined to stick to his guns—and his story—than Fibber McGee! Head on over to Wistful Vista for a visit with the Old Timer, Wallace Wimple, Doc Gamble, and Mayor LaTrivia—and of course Jim and Marian Jordan as your old friends Fibber McGee and Molly!

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    Fibber McGee and Molly, the Lost Episodes, Volume 3

    Starring jim Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, and a full cast
    9.5 hrs • 3/1/16 • Audio Theater
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  15. 9.5 hrs • 3/1/2016 • Audio Theater

    Whether boasting about his influence in town, his prowess in the kitchen, his grace on the ice, or his savvy with a rod and reel, no man was ever more determined to stick to his guns—and his story—than Fibber McGee! Head on over to Wistful Vista for a visit with the Old Timer, Wallace Wimple, Doc Gamble, and Mayor LaTrivia—and of course Jim and Marian Jordan as your old friends Fibber McGee and Molly!

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    Fibber McGee and Molly, the Lost Episodes, Volume 4

    Starring jim Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, and a full cast
    9.5 hrs • 3/1/16 • Audio Theater
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  16. 9.6 hrs • 3/1/2016 • Audio Theater

    Whether boasting about his influence in town, his prowess in the kitchen, his grace on the ice, or his savvy with a rod and reel, no man was ever more determined to stick to his guns—and his story—than Fibber McGee! Head on over to Wistful Vista for a visit with the Old Timer, Wallace Wimple, Doc Gamble, and Mayor LaTrivia—and of course Jim and Marian Jordan as your old friends Fibber McGee and Molly!

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    Fibber McGee and Molly, the Lost Episodes, Volume 5

    Starring jim Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, and a full cast
    9.6 hrs • 3/1/16 • Audio Theater
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