NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Audible Inc., the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken word entertainment, today announced the release of season 2 of Where Should We Begin?, an original audio series hosted by renowned couples therapist and New York Times bestselling author, Esther Perel. This season, Perel will delve into the inner psyches of couples as they slowly unveil some of their darkest moments. Broadening the scope well beyond intimacy, the series tackles the complex challenges each couple confronts in an effort to maintain relationships while facing bigger life issues. These eight emotionally riveting uncensored therapy sessions are available exclusively on Audible.com/Esther.
Hailed by The New Yorker as “refreshingly bold and optimistic” and by Vogue as “provocative, intriguing, and insightful all at once,” season 1 of Where Should We Begin? topped Audible’s best-seller charts for seven weeks in a row. For season 2 of the series, Perel pushes boundaries, confronting life altering mental and physical tragedies that affect families and relationships. In one episode, we meet a couple working to adapt to new physical limitations after a serious car accident and a husband who is recovering from a near-fatal heart attack. In the finale episode, we meet a father who is diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's disease, and has developed compulsive behaviors that are affecting the family’s dynamic. As Perel uncovers the secrecy that informs these couples’ relationships, her insight helps create a safe space in which they can prosper.
“What do we know about the love of others? The true stories of couples in crisis have long been shrouded in secrecy,” said Perel. “Cracking open the door to my office lets us grapple together with the challenges of modern love. At first, you think you are listening in on the lives of others, but you quickly realize that you are standing in front of your own mirror and that, when you listen to their struggles, you are acquiring the vocabulary for the conversations you wish to have in your own relationships.”
“We’re excited to release the second installment of our popular original audio series Where Should We Begin?,” said Andy Gaies, Chief Content Officer. “Continued fly-on-the-wall access to raw and deeply personal stories makes this irresistible listening.”
Psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author Esther Perel is recognized as one of today’s most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. Fluent in nine languages, she helms a therapy practice in New York City and serves as an organizational consultant for Fortune 500 companies around the world. Her celebrated TED talks have garnered nearly 20 million views and her international bestseller Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence became a global phenomenon translated into 24 languages. Her newest book is New York Times bestseller The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity (HarperCollins). Esther is also an executive producer of Where Should We Begin?
With a 30-day free trial, listeners can get Seasons 1 and 2 of Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel and her new audiobook, The State of Affairs, for free.
Audible invented and commercialized the first digital audio player in 1997, and has since been at the forefront of the explosively growing audiobook download segment. In 2016, Audible members downloaded an average of almost 17 books over the course of the year. More than half of new Audible members are first-time audiobook buyers.
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