My Last Eight Thousand Days: An American Male in His Seventies Audiobook, by Lee Gutkind Play Audiobook Sample

My Last Eight Thousand Days: An American Male in His Seventies Audiobook

My Last Eight Thousand Days: An American Male in His Seventies Audiobook, by Lee Gutkind Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Johnny Heller Publisher: Tantor Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781705265222

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Longest Chapter Length:

21:30 minutes

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03:11 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

10:16 minutes

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As founding editor of Creative Nonfiction and architect of the genre, Lee Gutkind played a crucial role in establishing literary, narrative nonfiction in the marketplace and in the academy. A longstanding advocate of New Journalism, he has reported on a wide range of issues—robots and artificial intelligence, mental illness, organ transplants, veterinarians and animals, baseball, motorcycle enthusiasts—and explored them all with his unique voice and approach.

In My Last Eight Thousand Days, Gutkind turns his notepad and tape recorder inward, using his skills as an immersion journalist to perform a deep dive on himself. Here, he offers a memoir of his life as a journalist, editor, husband, father, and Pittsburgh native, not only recounting his many triumphs, but also exposing his missteps and challenges. The overarching concern that frames these brave, often confessional stories, is his obsession and fascination with aging: how aging provoked anxieties and unearthed long-rooted tensions, and how he came to accept, even enjoy, his mental and physical decline. Gutkind documents the realities of aging with the characteristically blunt, melancholic wit and authenticity that drive the quiet force of all his work.

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About Lee Gutkind

Lee Gutkind is the author and editor of more than twenty-five books and the founder of Creative Nonfiction, the first literary magazine to publish narrative nonfiction exclusively. Lee is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence in the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes at Arizona State University.

About Johnny Heller

Johnny Heller, winner of numerous Earphones and Audie Awards, was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine in 2019. He has been a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award winner from 2008 through 2013 and he has been named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine.