Fox 8: A Story by George Saunders (2024)

  • The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil

    The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil

    George Saunders

    The shift of target to Iraq War–era America proves problematic for major 1990s satirist Saunders (Pastoralia), who here checks in with an allegorical Continue reading »

  • In Persuasion Nation

    In Persuasion Nation

    George Saunders

    Following his superb story collections Civilwarland in Bad Decline (1996) and Pastoralia (1999), as well as last year's Continue reading »

  • The Braindead Megaphone: Essays

    The Braindead Megaphone: Essays

    George Saunders

    Best known for his absurdist, sci-fi–tinged short stories, Saunders (In Persuasion Nation) offers up an assortment of styles in his first nonfiction Continue reading »

  • Congratulations, By the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness

    Congratulations, By the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness

    George Saunders

    An expansion of a commencement speech passed around the web, this essay hits warm and tender notes without straying from safety zone of feel-good advice. In a tone by turns grandfatherly and Continue reading »

  • Lincoln in the Bardo

    Lincoln in the Bardo

    George Saunders

    It takes a full six minutes at the end of this unforgettable audio production to read the cast list of 166 actors: comedian Nick Offerman, author David Sedaris, Hollywood A-listers Carrie Brownstein, Continue reading »

  • Lincoln in the Bardo

    Lincoln in the Bardo

    George Saunders

    It takes a full six minutes at the end of this unforgettable audio production to read the cast list of 166 actors: comedian Nick Offerman, author David Sedaris, Hollywood A-listers Carrie Brownstein, Continue reading »

  • The World of Relaxation: A Guided Mindfulness Meditation Practice for Healing in the Hospital and/or at Home

    The World of Relaxation: A Guided Mindfulness Meditation Practice for Healing in the Hospital and/or at Home

    Laura Bush

    The former first lady recounts her early years growing up in Midland, Texas during an oil boom, her role in a tragic accident that took the life of her childhood friend, and meeting—and marrying—the Continue reading »

  • Laura Bush: Spoken from the Heart

    Laura Bush: Spoken from the Heart

    Laura Bush

    The former first lady recounts her early years growing up in Midland, Texas during an oil boom, her role in a tragic accident that took the life of her childhood friend, and meeting—and marrying—the Continue reading »

  • The Table Comes First

    The Table Comes First

    Longtime New Yorker contributor Adam Gopnik charts the rise and evolution of America’s obsessive foodie culture, tracing the roots of “eclectic eating in big cities” back to French manners, Continue reading »

  • Hit by a Farm: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn

    Hit by a Farm: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn

    Catherine Friend

    In Catherine Friend’s memoir, she and life partner Melissa Peteler decide to live out the latter’s longtime dream and become farmers in Minnesota. While Peteler has some experience with animals, Continue reading »

  • Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad

    Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad

    Dan Zevin

    Dan Zevin, whose humorous essays trace his evolution from urban hipster to suburban dad and husband and chronicle the mini-dramas of daily domestic life, delivers engaging narration in this audio Continue reading »

  • When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories

    When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories

    Molly Ringwald

    In her literary debut, actress Molly Ringwald’s collection of interlinking stories explores the lives and relationships of a variety of everyday people (a housewife, an elderly woman, even a former Continue reading »

  • How to Be a Woman

    How to Be a Woman

    Caitlin Moran

    Speaking on everything even remotely related to being a woman in today’s society, the hilarious Caitlin Moran offers plenty of insight into her life and times in this book aimed at enlightening women Continue reading »

  • Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama

    Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama

    Ann Coulter

    In her signature fashion, Ann Coulter contends that Republicans have been—and still are—the true champions of racial equality in the United States. She argues that it was only after racial equality Continue reading »

  • Torch

    Torch

    Cheryl Strayed

    In bestselling author Cheryl Strayed’s powerful novel, Teresa Rae Wood receives a shocking death sentence in the form of a terminal cancer diagnosis at the age of 38. With less than a year to live, Continue reading »

  • How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

    How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

    Mohsin Hamid

    Moshin Hamid’s novel follows a nameless protagonist who struggles to overcome poverty and find a life of luxury through a mixture of persistent hard work, luck, and, at times, questionable ethics. Continue reading »

  • Captain Midnight’s Post-War Radio Years

    Captain Midnight’s Post-War Radio Years

    A radio and television favorite of young boys circa the 1940s, Captain Midnight returns in this incredible collection that summarizes the events of the original series. While billed as an action Continue reading »

  • No Land’s Man: A Perilous Journey through Romance, Islam, and Brunch

    No Land’s Man: A Perilous Journey through Romance, Islam, and Brunch

    Actor/comedian Mandvi shares his experiences as a British-born Indian transplanted in the United States during his teenage years, through a series of personal vignettes about his childhood and Continue reading »

  • Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen

    Mary Norris

    Norris is not a professional actor, and at times her performance betrays that lack of training. She breathes audibly and nasally before reading long passages, and she often punctuates the narration Continue reading »

  • Between the World and Me

    Between the World and Me

    Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Coates, a national correspondent at the Atlantic, delivers a mesmerizing, must-listen performance in this audio edition of his powerful meditation on race in America. Framed as a letter to his Continue reading »

  • United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good

    United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good

    Booker, a junior U.S. senator from New Jersey, provides a multifaceted exploration of the many moments and people who have left an indelible mark on him and his political career. Booker shows how Continue reading »

  • We Should All Be Feminists

    We Should All Be Feminists

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Its tough to imagine anyone other than Adichie narrating the audio edition of her feminist manifesto, which originated as a TED Talk and was later adapted into a book. Many listeners will recognize Continue reading »

  • The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them

    The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them

    Elif Batuman

    In her debut memoir, originally published in 2010 and now available in the audio format, Batuman revisits her seven years as a grad student in Stanford’s comp lit program, where she focused on Continue reading »

  • Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism

    Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism

    Camille Paglia

    Provocateur Paglia lends her voice to the audio edition of her latest collection of essays, which spans her career from her breakthrough 1990 study, Sexual Personae, to the present. Paglia’s Continue reading »

  • Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

    Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

    Kory Stamper

    Stamper narrates the audio edition of her witty look behind the scenes of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, where she is lexicographer. The book explores the messy work of editing a Continue reading »

Fox 8: A Story by George Saunders (2024)

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