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THE UGLY HISTORY OF BEAUTIFUL THINGS Essays on Desire and Consumption

by | Read by Cindy Kay

Contemporary Culture • 8.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

These reflections by a thoughtful observer of contemporary life strive to expand our awareness of the things we appreciate to include their darker aspects--the Asian children who make our clothing, the animal cruelty required for perfumes, the morality of factory farms. Cindy Kay's performance conveys an eagerness to be understood that is at the heart of Katy Kelleher's writing. The Maine author writes like she believes in her observations and impressive research but is not sure she's reaching her audience. Kay's performance captures this desire to communicate in a way that makes this audiobook exceptionally personal. Succeeding as a memoir and a message of social conscience, this audiobook will move listeners to think with broader sensibilities about what they enjoy. T.W. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2023]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9781797159836 $19.99

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