Behind the Mic: On Why We Can’t Sleep by Ada Calhoun, Read by the Author
Michele Cobb and Jo Reed Discuss Why Women are Raised to Meet Impossible Demands
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Listeners are in capable hands as Ada Calhoun persuasively lists the social and personal considerations that plague women from their twenties onward. AudioFile’s Michele Cobb tells host Jo Reed how she connected with this audiobook on contemporary American women’s angst and malaise. Calhoun interviewed more than 200 women while she was writing this book, and listening to the audiobook makes us feel as if we’re hearing their voices, increasing the impact. Calhoun is precise, measured, and empathetic as she narrates, though she also manages to find some humor in a heavy topic.
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