1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal  By  cover art

Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal

By: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Narrated by: Amy Krouse Rosenthal,John Green
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $12.60

Buy for $12.60

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

The best-selling author of Encyclopedia an Ordinary Life returns with a literary experience that is unprecedented, unforgettable, and explosively human. 

In the 10 years since the publication of her beloved, groundbreaking Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, number-one New York Times best-selling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal has been quietly tinkering away. Using her distinct blend of nonlinear narrative, wistful reflections, and insightful wit, she has created a modest but mighty new work. 

Why the title Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Because the book is organized into chapters with classic subject headings such as Social Studies, Music, Language Arts, Math, etc. 

Because textbook is an expression meaning "quintessential", as in, Oh, that wordplay and unconventional format is so typical of her, so textbook Amy

Because for the first time ever, listeners can further engage with a book via text messaging. 

Because if an author's previous book has Encyclopedia in the title, following it up with a Textbook would be rather nice. 

Not exactly a memoir, not just a collection of observations, Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal is an exploration into the many ways we are connected on this planet and speaks to the awe, bewilderment, and poignancy of being alive. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2016 Amy Krouse Rosenthal (P)2016 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"[A] groundbreaking new twist on the traditional literary experience.... Textbook is a delightful collection of interesting scenarios that directly point to life lessons. Rosenthal manages to spotlight grand moments and everyday moments with equal curiosity, proving that it can be both a privilege - and petrifying - to peek into one’s humanity.” (Associated Press)

"Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal, subtitled Not Exactly a Memoir, is quirky, rambling and funny, as befits a children’s book author. Poems, photos, drawings and musings add up to a charming but gently incisive experience - and the most simply exquisite ending." (Family Circle)

“Rosenthal is a marvel…a talented storyteller with an experimental flair for formatting.... This engaging, playful, and clever glimpse into one woman’s life offers lots of photographs, graphic illustrations, and diagrams, resulting in a book that will make readers smile as their notions of story delivery expand.” (Booklist)

What listeners say about Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    59
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    53
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    49
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Serendipitous

I came to read this book in an interesting way today, and I couldn't be happier that I did. What a beautiful, honest, heartbreaking and incredible experience that was. Thank you so much for your words, Amy.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

My new favorite book!

Upbeat and encouraging, funny, happy and sad. You have to listen to understand. Just do it.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Best ending ever

I’m a fan of AKR, and find her happy and quirky outlook on the world life affirming. The knowledge that she’s no longer walking this planet cast a deeper dimension on this reading. How I wish I’d read this earlier and been able to take advantage of her offers of interaction. Goodbye, I love you, thank you.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Gone but never forgotten

It is bittersweet to hear her voice over the last two days. This world will miss her ability to tell a tale. Rest In Peace, AmyKR. Bye, I love you!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Sweet, sincere, makes you appreciate life

Really enjoyed listening to this and having a window into her life in the most sincere way. I hope to live life the way she did- acknowledging it and loving it to the fullest.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Lovely

This was very touching, hopeful, and innovative. Very soft, warm, and glowing. I feel like Amy and I are friends now, in a way.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Physical book > audiobook?

This book kept my interest for the most part and was very clever at parts. However, I think it would’ve been better for me if I had been reading the physical copy instead of listening to the audiobook because some chapters/anecdotes were not as enticing via speech.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anna Hamill
  • Anna Hamill
  • 09-26-21

Not good on audiobook.

This would be much better to sit down and read, look at the images and I think you’d understand the layout much more.