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iBooks and the Apple Store have teamed up to bring you an incredible mix of interesting authors talking about the biggest books. Subscribe and you'll hear fiction and nonfiction authors from Neil Gaiman to Jeff Kinney to Clive Davis to Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson to Mario Batali discuss their latest books. If you like what you hear, download the books on iBooks.

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iBooks and the Apple Store have teamed up to bring you an incredible mix of interesting authors talking about the biggest books. Subscribe and you'll hear fiction and nonfiction authors from Neil Gaiman to Jeff Kinney to Clive Davis to Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson to Mario Batali discuss their latest books. If you like what you hear, download the books on iBooks.

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Very fun

By Sunny Stillwater - Dec 26 2014
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Well done and very entertaining.

Great Podcast

By Duke1977 - Nov 08 2007
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This is a wonderful podcast. Apple really comes through on this one.

iTunes Ratings

89 Ratings
Average Ratings
42
15
8
14
10

Very fun

By Sunny Stillwater - Dec 26 2014
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Well done and very entertaining.

Great Podcast

By Duke1977 - Nov 08 2007
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This is a wonderful podcast. Apple really comes through on this one.
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Meet the Author

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iBooks and the Apple Store have teamed up to bring you an incredible mix of interesting authors talking about the biggest books. Subscribe and you'll hear fiction and nonfiction authors from Neil Gaiman to Jeff Kinney to Clive Davis to Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson to Mario Batali discuss their latest books. If you like what you hear, download the books on iBooks.

Rank #1: Chelsea Handler: Meet the Author

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She's a stand-up comedian, host of E!'s late night show, Chelsea Lately, and with the release of Are You There Vodka, It's Me, Chelsea, a bestselling author. Chelsea Handler's collection of irreverent and hilarious essays recalls the highs and lows of her life to date.

Jun 19 2008

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Rank #2: Margaret Atwood: Meet the Author

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Margaret Atwood discusses MaddAddam, the last instalment in her speculative fiction trilogy, and her new collection of short stories, Stone Mattress, at the Apple Store, Regent Street in London.

Oct 08 2014

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Rank #3: Shania Twain: Meet the Author

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Best-selling author and award-winning country-pop star Shania Twain discusses her memoir, "From This Moment On," an in-depth look at her challenging childhood and her rise to worldwide fame.

May 13 2011

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Rank #4: Erik Larson: Meet the Author

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Sometimes the best way to tell a story about something vast and far reaching is to focus instead on the microcosm. And so it goes with Erik Larson’s "In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin." A book of nonfiction that resembles good fiction, Larson’s latest work looks at Berlin in the 1930s and explores why the world didn’t recognize the Nazi threat until too late.

Jun 13 2011

45mins

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Rank #5: Chuck Palahniuk: Meet the Author

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Author Chuck Palahniuk and director/screenwriter Clark Gregg stop by the Apple Store to discuss Palahniuk's novel, Choke, and its forthcoming film adaptation. In the story, med-school dropout Victor Mancini has found an unusual way to make money: Pretend to choke in a restaurant and the person who saves you will feel responsible for the rest of his or her life. Choke is equally provocative and hilarious.

Sep 12 2008

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Rank #6: Christopher Paolini: Meet the Authors

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Christopher Paolini lets us behind the scenes and into his Ineritance Cycle series of books to learn about his inspiration and how the series became a sensation.

Jun 03 2011

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Rank #7: Neil Gaiman: Meet the Author

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Award-winning author Neil Gaiman discusses his new book Trigger Warning, a rich cornucopia of horror and ghosts stories, science fiction and fairy tales, fabulism and poetry that explores the realm of experience and emotion at the Apple Store, Regent Street in London.

Mar 06 2015

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Rank #8: George R.R. Martin: Meet the Author

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In this exclusive interview, George R.R. Martin, the best-selling author of the epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, discusses Dreamsongs, the author's collection of short stories from the past 30-plus years.

Nov 02 2007

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Rank #9: Brandon Sanderson: Meet the Author

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The Sunday Times—and New York Times—best-selling epic fantasy author Brandon Sanderson discusses his brand-new Mistborn adventure, Shadows of Self, with Bradley P Beaulieu, the author of Twelve Kings, at the Apple Store, Covent Garden in London.

Oct 21 2015

45mins

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Rank #10: John Lithgow: Meet the Author

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John Lithgow discusses his book, “Drama: An Actor’s Education,” which reflects on how his early life shaped his identity and his craft.

Oct 05 2011

44mins

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Rank #11: Tory Burch: Meet the Author

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Author and designer Tory Burch talks about her upcoming first book Tory Burch: In Color and shares the inspirations behind it.

Oct 15 2014

41mins

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Rank #12: Sophia Amoruso: Meet the Author

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Author and Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso talks about her memoir #GIRLBOSS, a sassy — but solid — guide to business success for young women.

May 08 2014

38mins

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Rank #13: Nick Cave: Meet the Author

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Musician and author Nick Cave thrills the audience at the iTunes Festival with a reading from his book, "The Death of Bunny Munro." Now available on iTunes, the audiobook version is read by the Australian rocker himself.

Sep 01 2009

56mins

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Rank #14: Brad Meltzer, Michael Koryta, & David Baldacci: Meet the Authors

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An introduction to three authors who are at the height of their careers. Brad Meltzer, bestselling author of The Book of Fate, talks about his thriller, The Inner Circle. Michael Koryta discusses his supernatural thriller, So Cold the River. David Baldacci's tremendously successful first novel, Absolute Power, was adapted into a film and turned him into a household name.

Jun 02 2011

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Rank #15: James Patterson: Meet the Author

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Acclaimed suspense writer James Patterson stops by the Apple Store, SoHo in New York City for a discussion of his latest book, some of his most memorable characters, and his life as a writer of popular fiction.

Nov 16 2007

31mins

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Rank #16: A.J. Jacobs: Meet the Author

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Author A.J. Jacobs comes to the Apple Store SoHo to shares how he turned his life into an experiment in book, "The Guinea Pig Diaries." Accompanied by moderator Travis Tonn, Jacobs discusses the various crazy experiments he undertook in the writing of this book.

From the description: "Among the many adventures: He outsources his life. A.J. hires a team of people in Bangalore, India, to take care of everything in his life from answering his e-mails to arguing with his spouse. He spends a month practicing Radical Honesty—a movement that encourages us to remove the filters between our brains and mouths. (To give you an idea of what happened, the name of the chapter is "I Think You're Fat.") He goes to the Academy Awards disguised as a movie star to understand the strange and warping effects of fame. He commits himself to ultimate rationality, using cutting-edge science to make the best decisions possible. It changes the way he makes choices big and small, from what to buy at the grocery store to how to talk to his kids. And his revelations will change how you make decisions, too. He attempts to follow George Washington's rules of life, uncovering surprising truths about leadership and politics in the 21st century. He also spends a lot of time bowing and doffing his hat. And then there's the month when he followed his wife's every whim—foot massages, Kate Hudson movies, and all. Depending on your point of view, it's either the best or worst idea in the history of American marriage."

Sep 17 2009

45mins

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Rank #17: Rick Riordan: Meet the Author

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Bestselling mystery writer Rick Riordan talks about The Blood of Olympus, his fifth title in the Heroes of Olympus series for kids.

Oct 20 2014

35mins

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Rank #18: Katherine Schwarzenegger: Meet the Author

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Author Katherine Schwarzenegger talks about her book I Just Graduated ... Now What?, a go-to guide for recent and soon-to-be grads.

Jun 09 2014

27mins

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Rank #19: Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner: Meet the Author

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Authors Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner share how they challenge conventional wisdom and answer questions about thinking differently. Hosted at the Apple Store, Regent Street in London.

Jun 02 2014

50mins

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Rank #20: Gillian Anderson and Jeff Rovin: Meet the Author

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Gillian Anderson talks about her first novel, A Vision of Fire, an epic sci-fi thriller she cowrote with bestselling writer Jeff Rovin.

Oct 13 2014

32mins

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