Risk! by A. J. Jacobs audiobook

Risk!: True Stories People Never Thought They’d Dare to Share

By A. J. Jacobs , Aisha Tyler , and others
Edited by Kevin Allison
Read by Kevin Allison , Sarah Mollo-Christensen , and Robin Miles

Hachette Books, Hachette Book Group 9780316478281

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549172946

  • ISBN: 9781549172915

  • ISBN: 9781549172939

Runtime: 10.89 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Literary Collections
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

A Brit + Co Pick of Beach Reads

A diverse collection of uncensored, confessional, and at times outrageously funny essays about coming of age, coming out, and the wildest experiences that define us.

Collecting the most celebrated stories from the hit podcast Risk!, along with all-new true tales about explosive secrets and off-the-wall adventures, this book paints a spellbinding portrait of the transformational moments we experience in life but rarely talk about. No topics are off-limits in Risk!, no memories too revealing to share. From accidentally harboring a teen fugitive to being poisoned while tripping on LSD in the Mayan ruins, these stories transport readers into uncharted territory and show how your life can change when you take an extraordinary leap.

In these jaw-dropping stories, edited and introduced by Risk! host Kevin Allison, writers reveal how they pushed drugs for a Mexican cartel only to end up kidnapped and nearly killed, how they joined a terrifying male-empowerment cult and fought desperately for a way out, how they struggled with pregnancy complications and found a hero where they least expected it, and so much more. A lifelong construction worker shares the intimate details of transitioning to being a woman, a bestselling author discusses how he assumed the identity of his babysitter online in a social experiment gone awry, and a beloved comedian discusses how a blow job from a prostitute changed his life.

By turns cautionary and inspiring, Risk! presents an extraordinary panorama of the breadth of human experience and a stunning tribute to the power of the truth to set us free.

Featuring essays by:

  • Aisha Tyler
  • A. J. Jacobs
  • Michael Ian Black
  • Marc Maron
  • Lili Taylor
  • Dan Savage
  • Paul F. Tompkins
  • TS Madison
  • Jonah Ray
  • And many more

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"Risk! will move you to live fiercely and share your wildest truths!” John Hodgman, actor, humorist, and author of Vacationland
“If you love hearing about real life stories that range from embarrassing to heartwarming to sometimes shocking, you’re going to love Risk!” Brit + Co
Evoke[s] both laughter and sadness…These fascinating, affecting confessionals are sure to reach readers beyond the podcast’s scope.” Publishers Weekly
“Electric, daring, bold, ribald, terrifying. And that’s just the first five stories.” Dan Kennedy, host of The Moth storytelling podcast

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: A. J. Jacobs

Author Bio: A. J. Jacobs

A. J. Jacobs is the editor of What It Feels Like and the author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Year of Living Biblically and Drop Dead Healthy. He is the senior editor of Esquire and has written for the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, New York magazine, New York Observer, and other publications.

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Aisha Tyler

Author Bio: Aisha Tyler

Aisha Tyler made history as the first female and first African American host of E! Entertainment’s cult hit Talk Soup. She went on to be the first African American to have a long-running arc on NBC’s Friends. Tyler currently cohosts CBS’ The Talk and voices superspy Lana Kane on FX’s smash animated series Archer.

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Author Bio: others

Author Bio: others

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction/Literary Collections
Runtime: 10.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English