Lots of book recommendations in this episode geared toward gift-giving!
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Michael has chosen Yes, Please by Amy Poehler, narrated By: Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, Carol Burnett, Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers, Mike Schur, Eileen Poehler, and William Poehler, for this week’s Audiobooks.com Audiobook of the Week.
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Books to Give (08:11):
Our Annual BOTNS Holiday Gift Guide went live at 12:01am on Friday, November 28th. We hope you’ll enjoy our new format, where we each hand-picked twelve titles.
Of course, that meant that we couldn’t include everything. So in this episode, we talk about a few that we left off for one reason or another.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen by Alison Walker
Ed Emberley by Todd Oldham
Here by Richard McGuire
The Battlestar Galactica Vault by Paul Ruditis
Don’t You Forget About Me (30:54):
Michael chose A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote, an autobiographical tale that is a touching look at the important things that should be focused on during the holidays: family, friendship, and caring.
I chose All About Me, a fill-in-the-blank book that makes it all about you! Give as a gift, or fill it out yourself and give as an extra-special gift to a friend or loved one.