All-Star Cast to Read the Audiobook Edition of You Know You Want This, A New Collection from the Author of Viral Sensation “Cat Person”

NEW YORK, January 10 –   A full cast including Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation; Ingrid Goes West; Dirty Grandpa), Finn Wittrock (The Big ShortAmerican Horror Story, La La Land, Landline), Amy Ryan (BirdmanGone Baby Gone, Academy Award® nomination; A Streetcar Named Desire, Tony Award® nomination; The Office), Emily Tremaine (Vinyl; Wolf of Wall Street; Obvious Child) and more will lend their voices to the audiobook edition of the widely-anticipated short story collection YOU KNOW YOU WANT THIS by Kristen Roupenian, publishing on January 15, 2019 from Simon & Schuster Audio.

YOU KNOW YOU WANT THIS is a compulsively listenable collection of short stories that explore the complex—and often darkly funny—connections between gender, sex, and power across genres. Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by top publications like Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, Refinery29, Nylon, Marie Claire, and Bustle, YOU KNOW YOU WANT THIS includes Roupenian’s viral New Yorker story “Cat Person”. Dubbed “the short story that launched a thousand theories” (The Guardian), it quickly became the magazine’s second most-read article of 2017, and think pieces about it soon followed in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Salon, Elle, Jezebel and more.

The full cast of narrators also includes: Jayme Mattler (The Public Theatre, The Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Baltimore Shakespeare Festival), Molly Pope (FoundHorseplay), Will Damron (Audie Award® for Salt to the Sea); Jasmin Savoy Brown (For the People, The Leftovers); Olivia Taylor Dudley (The Magicians, Audie Award® for Illuminae); Corey Brill  (The Walking DeadThe Normal Heart); Jacques Roy (The Guerrilla Shakespeare Project); and author Kristen Roupenian.

Fans of Roupenian’s work and new listeners alike will be spellbound by these stories spanning a range of genres and topics—from the mundane to the murderous and supernatural—making it an audiobook not to be missed.



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