September is a great time for one last road trip before the weather turns cool. Whether you are travelling for a short or long distance, an audiobook can help make the trip more enjoyable.
My favourite audiobooks are those by people who talk about their lives and experiences. Try some of these titles, available from New Westminster Public Library’s digital collection via Overdrive.
I Must Say by Martin Short is a funny, thoughtful and highly enjoyable listen, complete with the voices of his memorable characters, including Jiminy Glick and Ed Grimley. Martin delves into his childhood as the youngest, most precocious child from a large family, his journey as a young actor into stardom, and gives his personal philosophy of life. There are entertaining anecdotes featuring John Candy, Steve Martin, Gilda Radner and more; however, the most touching part of this book are the stories and thoughts about his family and late wife. You are sure to laugh and cry.
Tiffany Haddish may not be a household name yet, but she will be. In The Last Black Unicorn, Tiffany does not hold anything back from her troubled childhood and family struggles and somehow makes it funny. She details the hard work and thick skin she needed in the world of stand-up comedy and now larger entertainment world. Throughout the book she displays her positive attitude and honesty for herself and others.
Any book by David Sedaris is worth a listen. Last year, Sedaris released Theft By Finding, which details his observations from his private writings over 40 years. He makes his darkest, most embarrassing and mundane moments funny and astute examinations of life. His books are enhanced by his self-narration. A David Sedaris audiobook will make any road trip fly by.
And remember it’s not too late to join the Adult Summer Reading Challenge. For more information or title suggestions, visit the library, email AskUs@nwpl.ca or call 604-527-4666.