June is National Audiobook Month. It’s also National Safety Month, which makes sense considering it’s much safer to drive while listening to an audiobook than to try to hold and read a physical book. The sixth month additionally claims the titles of National Flag Month, National Seafood Month and National Dairy Month. With all of these designations, it appears that June is also National “National Month” Month.
But it’s audiobooks that we at Shelf Life are interested in, and the same goes for David Sedaris. The puckish satirist, and author of Me Talk Pretty One Day and Barrel Fever, has recorded a few promos in support of NAM for the “Get Caught Listening” campaign, extolling the virtues of audiobooks, actor and narrator Dylan Baker, and Sam Lipsyte’s trenchantly hilarious novel, The Ask. Listen to the exclusive clips below, and tell us: What will you be doing to celebrate National Audiobook Month once it starts next week?