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Author: Meg Wolitzer Narrator: Xe Sands Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9781504603126
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Crackling with intelligence and humor, The Position is the masterful story of one extraordinary family at the hilarious height of the sexual revolution—and through the thirty-year hangover that followed.

In 1975 Paul and Roz Mellow wrote a bestselling Joy of Sex–type book that mortified their four school-aged children and ultimately changed the shape of the family forever. Thirty years later, as the now dispersed family members argue over whether to reissue the book, we follow the complicated lives of each of the grown children and their conflicts in love, work, marriage, parenting, and, of course, sex—all shadowed by the indelible specter of their highly sexualized parents.

Insightful, panoramic, and compulsively readable, The Position is an American original.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Painfully funny and brilliantly executed…Utterly original.”

    Augusten Burroughs, New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors

  • “Hilariously moving, sharply written…The Position will resonate with anyone who has ever walked in on their parents doing the deed—and for all of us who have had to accept that our mothers and fathers are normal people with healthy sex drives.”

    USA Today

  • “Wolitzer’s comic timing never wavers, and she has an astute grasp of the way one generation’s liberation inspires the next generation’s pity.”

    New Yorker

  • “Funny, wise, and full of the richness and sadness of family life…hilarious and humane.”

    Times (London)

  • “Sly and delicious…Her richest and most substantial [novel yet]."

    Washington Post

  • “You know families are this funny, you know they are this weird. But never has this realization been such a welcome and entertaining relief.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “Sub-mysteries drive us onward…but what sets and keeps you reading is not the high concept about the sex book but the beautifully developed deeper story of what parents owe children, what kind of intimacy is desirable, and how adult offspring cope with histories of unmet needs…It is clear that forgiveness, for this or possibly any family, is the novel’s real subject.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Wolitzer nevertheless bestows her trademark warmth and light touch on this tale of social and domestic change.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Wolitzer keeps this study of one family’s three-decade journey along the sexual continuum churning along with her droll, often poignant tale.”

    Library Journal

  • “Wolitzer…is a smart, funny, and entertaining novelist in the Anne Tyler school who spikes her kinetic sagas with shrewd observations about the peculiarities of human nature and society…Wolitzer is a witty, bold, and upbeat satirist, and this is one scintillating, wily, and wise novel.”


  • “Slyly comic…[and] immensely readable.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Meg Wolitzer is a New York Times bestselling author of several novels for adults as well as Belzhar for young adults.

About the Narrator

Xe Sands has more than a decade of experience bringing stories to life through narration, performance, and visual art, including recordings of the Nightwalkers series from Jaquelyn Frank. She has received several honors, including AudioFile Earphones Awards and a coveted Audie Award, and she was named Favorite Debut Romance Narrator of 2011 in the Romance Audiobooks poll.