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Since his arrival at The Daily Show in 1999, Jon Stewart has become one of the major players in comedy as well as one of the most significant liberal voices in the media and on television today. In Angry Optimist, Lisa Rogak charts his unlikely rise to political stardom, from his early stand-up days to the short-lived but acclaimed Jon Stewart Show. Drawing on interviews with current and former colleagues, she reveals how things work behind the scenes at The Daily Show.With speculation simmering about Stewart's possible retirement from The Daily Show and a contentious midterm election in 2014, this biography may come to serve as a capstone for a comedian who has wielded incredible power in American politics. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/004095/bk_tant_004095_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
John Updike's 21st novel, a bildungsroman, follows its hero, Owen Mackenzie, from his birth in the semi-rural Pennsylvania town of Willow to his retirement in the rather geriatric community of Haskells Crossing, Massachusetts. In between these two settlements comes Middle Falls, Connecticut, where Owen, an early computer programmer, founds with a partner, Ed Mervine, the successful firm of E-O Data, which is housed in an old gun factory on the Chunkaunkabaug River. Owen's education (Bildung) is not merely technical but liberal, as the humanity of his three villages, especially that of their female citizens, works to disengage him from his youthful innocence. As a child he early felt an abyss of calamity beneath the sunny surface quotidian, yet also had a dreamlike sense of leading a charmed existence. The women of his life, including his wives, Phyllis and Julia, shed what light they can. At one juncture he reflects, "How lovely she is, naked in the dark! How little men deserve the beauty and mercy of women!" His life as a sexual being merges with the communal shelter of villages: "A village is woven of secrets, of truths better left unstated, of houses with less window than opaque wall." This delightful, witty, passionate novel runs from the Depression era to the early 21st century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edward Herrmann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000489/bk_rand_000489_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here in one volume are both the Essays: First Series and Essays: Second Series from one of the most influential philosophers in American history. Although Ralph Waldo Emerson, perhaps America’s most famous philosopher, did not wish to be referred to as a transcendentalist, he is nevertheless considered the founder of this major movement of nineteenth-century American thought. Emerson was influenced by a liberal religious training; theological study; personal contact with the Romanticists Coleridge, Carlyle, and Wordsworth; and a strong indigenous sense of individualism and self-reliance. Emerson’s best work was done between 1836 and 1860, a period which includes his famous Essays. These essays contain his most important writing and radiate with sensitivity and wonder. Here Emerson’s prose shows him to be both a vigorous thinker and a profound mystic, a man of exquisite feeling combined with stern moral fiber. His strong love of retirement from life, contemplation of the sublime and the mystic, his self-reliance, and his strong character left their stamp not only on such writers as Thoreau, Whitman, and Emily Dickinson but also on the American character at large. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882) was a renowned lecturer and writer whose ideas on philosophy, religion, and literature influenced many writers, including Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman. After an undergraduate career at Harvard, he studied at Harvard Divinity School and became an ordained minister. He led the transcendentalist movement in America in the mid-nineteenth century. He is perhaps most well known for his publications Essays and Nature. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004760/bk_blak_004760_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What makes a person liberal or conservative? Why does the Democratic Party scare off so many possible supporters? When does our "injustice trigger" get pulled, and how can fairness overcome our human need to look for a zero-sum outcome to our political battles? Tapping into a pop culture zeitgeist linking Bugs Bunny, Taylor Swift, and John Belushi; through popular science and the human brain; to our political predilections, arguments, and distrusts, Daniel Meegan suggests that fairness and equality are key elements missing in today's society. Having crossed the border to take up residency in Canada, Meegan, an American citizen, has seen first-hand how people enjoy as rights what Americans view as privileges. Fascinated with this tension, he suggests that American liberals are just missing the point. If progressives want to win the vote, they need to change strategy completely and champion government benefits for everyone, not just those of lower income. If everyone has access to inexpensive quality health care, open and extensive parental leave, and free postsecondary education, then everyone will be happier and society will be fair. The Left will also overcome an argument of the Right that successfully, though incongruously, appeals to the middle- and upper-middle classes: that policies that help the economically disadvantaged are inherently bad for others. Making society fair and equal, Meegan argues, would strengthen the moral and political position of the Democratic Party and place it in a position to revive American civic life. Fairness, he writes, should be selfishly enjoyed by everyone.The book is published by Cornell University Press."Every American who cares about the future of our country should read this book." (Alicia Munnell, The Center for Retirement Research)"Necessary reading for anyone who wants to understand why politics have become so frustrating." (Geoff Kabaservice, Niskanen Center) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Adam Day. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/155683/bk_acx0_155683_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cain’t Do Nothing with Love was the winner of the CIPA EVVY Audio Book Award 2014. All stories treat the most difficult topics - death, religion, family - with sharp humor and urgent respect."Lucky Critters"A lonely young woman in Florence, Alabama, reacts to the sudden death of her boyfriend by connecting with his killer. Full of dark humor, "Lucky Critters" first appeared in the Peralta Press, the winner of its 2K2 Award."Rollerblader for Jesus"A fifth-grader in rural Mississippi who is intent on being the smartest girl in her class sees Jesus in her closet; he advises her to “Skate On”. Told with irreverent humor, "Rollerblader for Jesus" first appeared in Gulf Coast Literary Journal."Aint' No Commies 'Round Here"An aging farmer in Tuscumbia, Alabama, must learn to love his grown-up nephew, even if the young man is a liberal hippie freak. "Ain't No Commies 'Round Here" is a poignant story about the importance of family relationships in a changing world. "Baby Dog, Peewee Ned, and the Devil's Naked Butt"Grief over the death of her parents leads a young woman in Memphis, Tennessee, to invite the Devil into her home. A story of humor and longing, "Baby Dog" first appeared in Hurricane Review."It Does Not Good Whatsoever to Stay Bitter"A former addict in rural Mississippi must decide how to react to her family’s lack of support for her recovery program. "It Does No Good Whatsoever to Stay Bitter" treats several touchy topics - addiction, family strife, and sexual identity - with acerbic humor."Superman at the Manor"The son of a retirement home resident in Charlotte, North Carolina, arrives at the nursing home's happy hour in his Halloween costume. Using poignant humor, "Superman at the Manor" explores a son’s rocky relationship with his mother. "A Trip to the Lawyer"A college student in rural Mississippi, con 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellen Morris Prewitt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/138299/bk_acx0_138299_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the best-selling tradition of The Nine and The Brethren, The Most Dangerous Branch takes us inside the secret world of the Supreme Court. David A. Kaplan, the former legal affairs editor of Newsweek, shows how the justices subvert the role of the other branches of government - and how we’ve come to accept it at our peril. With the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Court has never before been more central in American life. It is the nine justices who too often now decide the controversial issues of our time - from abortion and same-sex marriage, to gun control, campaign finance, and voting rights. The Court is so crucial that many voters in 2016 made their choice based on whom they thought their presidential candidate would name to the Court. Donald Trump picked Neil Gorsuch - the key decision of his new administration. The next justice - replacing Anthony Kennedy - will be even more important, holding the swing vote over so much social policy. Is that really how democracy is supposed to work? Based on exclusive interviews with the justices and dozens of their law clerks, Kaplan provides fresh details about life behind the scenes at the Court - Clarence Thomas’s simmering rage, Antonin Scalia’s death, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s celebrity, Breyer Bingo, the petty feuding between Gorsuch and the chief justice, and what John Roberts thinks of his critics. Kaplan presents a sweeping narrative of the justices’ aggrandizement of power over the decades - from Roe v. Wade to Bush v. Gore to Citizens United, to rulings during the 2017-18 term. But the arrogance of the Court isn’t partisan: Conservative and liberal justices alike are guilty of overreach. Challenging conventional wisdom about the Court’s transcendent power, The Most Dangerous Branch is sure to rile both sides of the political aisle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Woren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006307/bk_rand_006307_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.