Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why: Essays Audiobook, by Alexandra Petri Play Audiobook Sample

Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why: Essays Audiobook

Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why: Essays Audiobook, by Alexandra Petri Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Rebecca Gibel Publisher: Highbridge Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781684579808

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These impossibly cheerful essays on the routine horrors of the present era explain everything from the resurgence of measles to the fiasco of the presidency.

In Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why, acclaimed satirist Alexandra Petri offers perfectly logical, reassuring reasons for everything that has happened in recent American politics that will in no way unsettle your worldview.

In essays both new and adapted from her viral Washington Post columns, Petri reports that the Trump administration is as competent as it is uncorrupted, white supremacy has never been less rampant, and men have been silenced for too long. The "woman card" is a powerful card to play! Q-Anon makes perfect sense! This Panglossian venture into our swampy present offers a virtuosic first draft of history—a parody as surreal and deranged as the Trump administration itself.

Written with devastating wit that reveals a persistent, perhaps manic optimism about her benighted country, Petri's essays have become iconic expressions of rage and anger, read and liked and shared by hundreds of thousands of people. Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why shows why she has emerged as the preeminent political satirist of her generation.

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“Narrator Rebecca Gibel offers a humorous performance of this collection of satirical essays…[with a] crisp and understated yet energetic voice…Full of sharp humor and horrified dismay, Petri’s powerful words are enhanced by Gibel’s deadpan, reassuring delivery.”

— AudioFile 


  • “[Petri is] a fresh and prolific voice, someone who [is] able to make the painful reality of our current sociopolitical dumpster fire not just very, very funny, but stingingly poignant.”

    — Washington Post
  • “Brilliant and wry…Petri hilariously roasts the last five years in American culture…A stress-reducing belly laugh, and assurance that creative writing’s role in interpreting culture hasn’t been lost in these uncertain times.”

    — Booklist (starred review)
  • “[A] superb and stinging collection of new and previously published pieces…Acidic and spot-on, Petri’s work captures the surreal quality of Trump’s tenure as perhaps no other book has.”

    — Publishers Weekly (starred review)


  • A New York Times Book Review pick of Best Books Now in Paperback
  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick

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About Alexandra Petri

Alexandra Petri is an American humorist and newspaper columnist at the Washington Post.

About Rebecca Gibel

Cassandra Campbell has won multiple Audie Awards, Earphones Awards, and the prestigious Odyssey Award for narration. She was been named a “Best Voice” by AudioFile magazine and in 2018 was inducted in Audible’s inaugural Narrator Hall of Fame.