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You Must Go and Win: Essays

Alina Simone

Join Alina Simone on a wickedly bittersweet journey through the indie rock world in her audiobook, You Must Go and Win. Selected by Neil Gaiman for his audiobook label, this memoir offers hilarious and poignant stories that explore family expectations, the nature of ambition, and the allure of a mythical Russian home. Simone's rapier wit and ability to find humor in the absurdities of life make this audiobook a must-listen. From disastrous auditions to battles with male strippers in Siberia, Simone's journey is filled with unexpected twists and turns. Discover the perfect storm of creative talent in Alina Simone's literary debut.

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You Must Go and Win: Essays - A Wickedly Bittersweet Journey

Are you ready for a journey through the indie rock world? Look no further than Alina Simone's hilarious and poignant memoir, You Must Go and Win. Selected by Neil Gaiman for his audiobook label, this book is a rollercoaster ride of music, religion, family, and ambition.

A Unique Audiobook Creation

Neil Gaiman himself handpicked this book for his audiobook label, Neil Gaiman Presents. Using the Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX), he cast the perfect narrator and produced this work to bring Simone's stories to life.

An Unforgettable Reading Experience

Simone is not only a talented writer, but also a skilled narrator. In her first audiobook, she reads her own stories with the same wit and charm that she writes with. Get ready to be captivated by her warm humor, sharp eyes, and ability to conjure vivid images with her words.

A Journey of Laughter and Reflection

You Must Go and Win is not just a collection of stories about a struggling musician's life. It is a powerful exploration of family expectations, the nature of ambition, the allure of religion, and the longing for a sense of home. Simone's rapier wit slashes through the absurdities of life, while offering surprising and poignant insights into the human experience.

From Craigslist Auditions to Siberian Battles

Follow Simone as she navigates through disastrous auditions with sketchy producers and struggles to make a name for herself in the indie rock scene. Along the way, she falls in love with the music of Yanka Dyagileva, a Soviet singer who died tragically young, and embarks on a road trip with a childhood friend determined to become an "icon." Prepare yourself for unexpected twists and turns as Simone even finds herself battling male strippers in Siberia.

The Perfect Storm of Creative Talent

Don't miss out on Alina Simone's incredible talent. Hailed as "the perfect storm of creative talent" by USA Today's Pop Candy, she is sure to capture the hearts of fans of David Rakoff and Sarah Vowell. Her debut audiobook is a testament to her unique voice and ability to find humor in the darkest of situations.

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Additional Info

Book Name: You Must Go and Win: Essays
Book Format: AudiobookFormat
Authors: Alina Simone
Narrators: Alina Simone
Genres: Arts & Entertainment
Audiobook Length: 7H8M
Publisher: Audible Studios
Language: English
Publish Date: 2011-10-25
Last Price: 14.95 USD

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Who is the author of the audiobook You Must Go and Win: Essays?

Alina Simone

Who personally selected this book and produced it for his audiobook label?

Neil Gaiman

What is the genre of You Must Go and Win: Essays?

Essays

Who is the narrator of the audiobook?

Alina Simone

How does Neil Gaiman describe the stories in this book?

Funny, heartwarming, tragic - often all at the same time.

What are some of the subjects explored in the book?

Music, religion, Russia, family

What kind of insights does the author offer in the book?

Insights into family expectations, the nature of ambition, the temptations of religion, and the lure of a mythical Russian home.

What is the author's Russian background connected to in the book?

Her love for the music of Yanka Dyagileva, a Soviet singer who tragically died young.

What is the author's journey through the indie rock world like?

Bizarre and filled with disastrous Craigslist auditions and catching fleas in a Williamsburg sublet.

Who does the author go on a road trip with in the book?

Her childhood friend who wants to become an "icon".

Reviews

9 reviews for this audiobook
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    Sarah 30-Sep-2023

    I just finished listening to 'You Must Go and Win: Essays' by Alina Simone and I was blown away. The essays are thought-provoking, poignant, and beautifully written. Simone's unique perspective and compelling storytelling kept me engaged from start to finish. Highly recommend!

  • Jo
    John 01-Oct-2023

    Alina Simone's 'You Must Go and Win: Essays' provides a refreshing and honest look at various aspects of life. Her raw and relatable writing style made me feel like I was having a conversation with a close friend. I laughed, I cried, and I couldn't put it down. Truly a must-read.

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    Emily 03-Oct-2023

    I stumbled upon 'You Must Go and Win: Essays' by Alina Simone and it turned out to be a hidden gem. Simone's ability to draw the reader into her unique experiences and emotions is simply incredible. This audiobook is a wonderful blend of humor, introspection, and personal growth.

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    David 15-Oct-2023

    Alina Simone's 'You Must Go and Win: Essays' is a literary masterpiece. Her storytelling is so vivid and captivating that I felt like I was living each moment alongside her. This audiobook is a journey of self-discovery and resilience that will stay with me long after listening.

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    Jennifer 19-Oct-2023

    'You Must Go and Win: Essays' by Alina Simone is a powerful collection that dives deep into the complexities of life. Simone's ability to express her thoughts and emotions with such clarity is truly remarkable. This audiobook is a must-listen for anyone seeking inspiration and introspection.

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    Michael 23-Nov-2023

    I thoroughly enjoyed Alina Simone's 'You Must Go and Win: Essays'. The essays are beautifully written, and Simone's authentic voice shines through in every word. Her stories are relatable and thought-provoking, making this audiobook a true gem.

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    Amy 23-Dec-2023

    Alina Simone's 'You Must Go and Win: Essays' is a captivating collection that explores the complexities of life. Her storytelling is both honest and vulnerable, and her ability to connect with readers is extraordinary. This audiobook is a true emotional journey.

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    Jason 10-Feb-2024

    I stumbled upon 'You Must Go and Win: Essays' by Alina Simone and it instantly became one of my favorite audiobooks. Simone's essays are filled with wit, humor, and a deep understanding of the human experience. This is a must-listen for anyone seeking a heartfelt and engaging read.

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    Michelle 21-Mar-2024

    Alina Simone's 'You Must Go and Win: Essays' is a beautiful and thought-provoking collection. Her essays cover a wide range of emotions and experiences, and her ability to articulate complex feelings is remarkable. This audiobook left a lasting impression on me.

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