The Human Kind: A Doctor's Stories From The Heart Of Medicine [Audiobook]

The Human Kind: A Doctor's Stories From The Heart Of Medicine [Audiobook]
The Human Kind: A Doctor's Stories From The Heart Of Medicine [Audiobook] by Peter Dorward, read by David Monteath
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 10 hours and 32 minutes | 290.3MB

Every doctor is haunted by memories of difficult patients. People whom, despite all of their patience and persistence and the best communication, diagnostic and reasoning skills, they haven't helped. And anyone who has been a patient will tell you about encounters with difficult doctors, of relationships freighted with mutual bafflement, hostility and pain.

Despite its vast resources, medicine is so often destined to fail people. Written by a practising GP, this book is told through stories of Dr Peter Dorward's hardest cases, including his worst failures (and a few triumphs) and ranging from the everyday to the tragic, grotesque and humorous. With these stories Peter Dorward explores the philosophical problems and contradictions entangled in the practice of medicine.

And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready [Audiobook]

And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready [Audiobook]
And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready [Audiobook] by Meaghan O'Connell, read by the Author
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 5 hours and 8 minutes | 141.36MB

One of the most anticipated books of 2018 - Esquire, Elle, Nylon, Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, The Rumpus, GoodReads, The Millions, BookRiot, Bustle, The Week.

"Smart, funny, and true in all the best ways, this book made me ache with recognition." - Cheryl Strayed

A raw, funny, and fiercely honest account of becoming a mother before feeling like a grown up.

When Meaghan O'Connell got accidentally pregnant in her twenties and decided to keep the baby, she realized that the book she needed - a brutally honest, agenda-free reckoning with the emotional and existential impact of motherhood - didn't exist. So she decided to write it herself.

And Now We Have Everything is O'Connell's exploration of the cataclysmic, impossible-to-prepare-for experience of becoming a mother. With her dark humor and hair-trigger B.S. detector, O'Connell addresses the pervasive imposter syndrome that comes with unplanned pregnancy, the fantasies of a "natural" birth experience that erode maternal self-esteem, post-partum body and sex issues, and the fascinating strangeness of stepping into a new, not-yet-comfortable identity.

Channeling fears and anxieties that are still taboo and often unspoken, And Now We Have Everything is an unflinchingly frank, funny, and visceral motherhood story for our times, about having a baby and staying, for better or worse, exactly yourself.

The Unexpected President: The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur [Audiobook]

The Unexpected President: The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur [Audiobook]
The Unexpected President: The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur [Audiobook] by Scott S Greenberger, read by Paul Heitsch
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 11 hours and 22 minutes | 315.37MB

Despite his promising start as a young man, by his early 50s Chester A. Arthur was known as the crooked crony of New York machine boss Roscoe Conkling. For years Arthur had been perceived as unfit to govern, not only by critics and the vast majority of his fellow citizens but by his own conscience. As President James A. Garfield struggled for his life, Arthur knew better than his detractors that he failed to meet the high standard a president must uphold.

And yet, from the moment President Arthur took office, he proved to be not just honest but brave, going up against the very forces that had controlled him for decades. He surprised everyone - and gained many enemies - when he swept house and took on corruption, civil rights for blacks, and issues of land for Native Americans.

A mysterious young woman deserves much of the credit for Arthur's remarkable transformation. Julia Sand, a bedridden New Yorker, wrote Arthur nearly two dozen letters urging him to put country over party, to find "the spark of true nobility" that lay within him. At a time when women were barred from political life, Sand's letters inspired Arthur to transcend his checkered past - and changed the course of American history.

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