What: “Honey, Baby, Mine” by Laura Dern and Diane Ladd

Why: The audiobook version of the new memoir, “Honey, Baby, Mine,” features the two great actors, Laura Dern and her mother, Diane Ladd, discussing the difficult and the joyous stuff of life. There are great insights about their careers, motherhood and peripheral characters like Tennessee Williams (Ladd’s cousin) and David Lynch. There’s also a lot of long-held hostility over a haircut, and a couple of family recipes because why not? I think “Honey, Baby, Mine” works extremely well as an audiobook, and can’t imagine the text (transcripts of their walk and talks) packs the same emotional punch without hearing their two voices and stunning delivery. Then again, the book does have pictures. This is a must-hear, but the library offers the book in print, e-book, e-audiobook and CD audiobook. 

How: You can request books online by logging in to and get e-books and e-audiobooks 24/7 at If you don’t have a card, you can visit your local branch or register online to get one. Questions? [email protected]  

Recommended by: Michael Nelson, assistant director of public services