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Lemonada Media, the podcast network that makes life suck less, has launched a book club powered by Penguin Random House, a first-of-its-kind collaboration.

The Lemonada Book Club Powered By Penguin Random House will provide Lemonada’s podcast audience with curated book recommendations from the collection of Penguin Random House books. The book club will include exclusive access to Penguin Random House authors as guests on Lemonada shows, regular book recommendations that align with your favorite Lemonada content, and, over time, unique opportunities for Lemonada listeners to engage and discuss their favorite Penguin Random House books together.

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Book of the Month

Be Not Afraid of Love by Mimi Zhu
Be Not Afraid of Love by Mimi Zhu

Be Not Afraid of Love

Mimi Zhu

“Radical and revolutionary.” —Jonny Sun, New York Times bestselling author of Goodbye, Again
A collection of powerful interconnected essays and affirmations that follow Mimi Zhu’s journey toward embodying and re-learning love after a violent romantic relationship, a stunning and provocative book that will guide and inspire readers to lean into love with softness

In their early twenties, Mimi Zhu was a survivor of intimate-partner abuse. This left them broken, in search of healing and ways to re-learn love. This work is a testament to the strength and adaptability all humans possess, a tribute to love. Be Not Afraid of Love explores the intersections of love and fear in self-esteem, friendship, family dynamics, and romantic relationships, and extends out to its effects on society and the greater political realm. In sharing their own intimate encounters with oppression, healing, joy, and community, Mimi invites readers to reflect deeply on their own experiences as well, with the intention of acting as a guide to undoing the hurt or uncertainty within them. In this heartrending and revolutionary book, Mimi reminds us, be not afraid of love.

Other Books We're Reading in October

Why We're Reading

Lemonada’s mission is to make life suck less. We tell stories about the unfiltered human experience. Through the Lemonada Book Club, we’ve selected Penguin Random House books that capture recurring themes across our network — grief, sex, joy, reliving our youth — books that reflect the beauty and challenge of the human experience. Whether fiction, memoir, or nonfiction, each of the books are united by these themes and the strength of community in persevering through life’s (many, many) curveballs.

The only thing that rivals the intimacy of a podcast is the intimacy of a book in any form. Happy reading and happy listening!

The Love Prescription by John Gottman, PhD, Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD

The Love Prescription

John Gottman, PhD, Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD

Flying Solo by Linda Holmes

Flying Solo

Linda Holmes

Red, orange, and yellow gradient cover of The Myth of Normal

The Myth of Normal

Gabor Maté, MD, Daniel Maté

Sneak Peek: Next Month's Pick

Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm by Laura Warrell
Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm by Laura Warrell

Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm

Laura Warrell

Passion and risk, fathers and daughters, wives and single women, jazz and soul: a "gorgeously written debut" (Celeste Ng, best-selling author of Little Fires Everywhere) about the perennial temptations of dangerous love, told by the women who love Circus Palmer—trumpet player and old-school ladies’ man—as they ultimately discover the power of their own voices.

“A modern masterpiece.” —Jason Reynolds, best-selling author of Look Both Ways

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