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  • Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful

  • A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love and Loss
  • Written by: Stephanie Wittels Wachs
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Wittels Wachs
  • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

One phone call. That's all it took to change Stephanie Wittels Wachs's life forever.... Her younger brother Harris, a star in the comedy world known for his work on shows like Parks and Recreation, had died of a heroin overdose. How do you make sense of such a tragic end to a life of so much hilarious brilliance? In beautiful, unsentimental, and surprisingly funny prose, Stephanie Wittels Wachs alternates between her brother's struggle with addiction, which she learned about three days before her wedding, and the first year after his death, in all its emotional devastation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mhm!

  • By KP on 2019-04-15

Mhm!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-15

I’m in love with Harris Wittels! So, duh, I loved this book. If you have dealt with loss and/or grief, I think this is a very validating book. Plus....IT’S ABOUT HARRIS!!! ♥️

  • Humblebrag

  • The Art of False Modesty
  • Written by: Harris Wittels
  • Narrated by: Harris Wittels
  • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

From comedian and writer ( Parks and Recreation, Eastbound & Down) Harris Wittels comes a hysterical breakdown of boasts, brags, and self-adulation disguised as humble comments and complaints - based on his popular @humblebrag Twitter feed. >Something immediately annoyed Harris Wittels about Twitter. All of a sudden it was acceptable to brag, so long as those brags were ever-so-thinly disguised as transparent humility....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I love you, mr wittels

  • By KP on 2019-04-15

I love you, mr wittels

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-15

I’ve been obsessed with Harris ever since I heard him on Comedy Bang Bang years ago. This book isn’t AMAZING, but it’s worth a purchase/listen if you like hearing his voice (like I do)!

  • Running on Empty

  • Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect
  • Written by: Jonice Webb PhD, Christine Musello PsyD
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

Do you sometimes feel as if you're just going through the motions in life? Are you good at looking and acting as if you're fine, but secretly feel lonely and disconnected? If so, you are not alone. The world is full of people who have an innate sense that something is wrong with them - who feel they live on the outside looking in, but have no explanation for this feeling and no way to put it into words.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Robotic slow narrator, good content

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-12-06

Enlightening!

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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-15

While I find some of what the author wrote about to be problematic, I am so thankful I found out about her and the concept of childhood emotional neglect. It perfectly explains why I’ve struggled for so long and not been able to pin point any ONE reason for my problems: “I guess I’m just crazy and needy and annoying.”

I’ve done a lot of healing since hearing her interview on The Mental Illness Happy Hour (I bought this audiobook after hearing it). This is DEFINITELY worth a listen to if you suspect you may have experienced emotional neglect (you probably did...)

  • Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home

  • Written by: Toko-pa Turner
  • Narrated by: Toko-pa Turner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Feel like you don’t belong? You’re not alone. The world has never been more connected, yet people are lonelier than ever. Whether we feel unworthy, alienated, or anxious about our place in the world, the absence of belonging is the great silent wound of our times. Most people think of belonging as a mythical place, and they spend a lifetime searching for it in vain. But what if belonging isn’t a place at all? What if it’s a skill that has been lost or forgotten? With her signature depth and eloquence, Toko-pa maps a path to belonging from the inside out. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love love love

  • By kimberley tracie matthias on 2018-11-30

Poor quality

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-11

I’m upset because the audio quality was terrible. I didn’t enjoy the narrator’s speaking style—not her voice but how she spoke: It felt patronizing in so many ways. There was some amazing parts of this book but overall I felt letdown.

  • The Liar's Club

  • A Memoir
  • Written by: Mary Karr
  • Narrated by: Mary Karr
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Mary Karr's biography looks back through a child's eyes to sort through dark household secrets. She witnesses an inheritance squandered, endless bottles emptied, and guns leveled at both the deserving and the undeserving. In a voice stripped of self-pity and charged with brilliant energy, she introduces us to a family ravaged by lies and alcoholism, yet redeemed by the revelation of truth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged???

  • By KP on 2019-02-08

Abridged???

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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-08

It’s such a bummer that I paid for this only to find out it’s only half of the book...

  • Lose Well

  • Written by: Chris Gethard
  • Narrated by: Chris Gethard
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

Let’s face it: we all want a seat at the cool table, a great job, and loads of money. But most of us won’t be able to achieve this widely accepted, black-or-white, definition of winning, which makes us feel like failures, that we’re destined to a life of loserdom. That’s the conventional wisdom. It’s also crap, according to comedian and cult hero Chris Gethard, who knows a thing of two about losing. Failing is an art form, he argues; in fact, it’s the only the way we’re ever going to discover who we are, what we really want, and how to live the kind of life we only dreamed about.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not just funny, also helpful

  • By Scott Murray on 2018-12-04

Amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-10-30

The bonus content in this audio book made it SO worth the purchase. 10/10!

I Hate You - Don't Leave Me
    Understanding the Borderline Personality
    
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        Jerold J. Kreisman MD,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Hal Straus
    
    


    
    
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        Mel Foster
    
    


    
    Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    12 ratings
    Overall 4.3
  • I Hate You - Don't Leave Me

  • Understanding the Borderline Personality
  • Written by: Jerold J. Kreisman MD, Hal Straus
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) experience such violent and frightening mood swings that they often fear for their sanity. They can be euphoric one moment, despairing and depressed the next. For years BPD was difficult to describe, diagnose, and treat. But with this classic guide, Dr. Jerold J. Kreisman and health writer Hal Straus offer much-needed professional advice, helping victims and their families understand and cope with this troubling, shockingly widespread affliction.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • No!

  • By KP on 2018-10-23

No!

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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-10-23

This book shouldn’t be distributed anymore, in my opinion. It perpetuates misinformation about those who suffer from BPD—it reads as propaganda and borderline hate-speech. BPD people ARE capable of empathy, and from all of the research I’ve done, and all of the people I’ve interacted with, they’re EXTREMELY empathetic people—but their trauma is VERY real. Read “the body keeps the score” if you want a better understanding of where BPD comes from and how it can be treated.