2020 Winners

Audiobook: Nonfiction

Watch the following video to see which of the three finalists below won gold, and which won silver.

The Making, Breaking, and Renewal of a Surgeon-Scientist: A Personal Perspective of the Physician Crisis in America

Author: Steven E. Wilson

Publisher: H-G Books

ISBN: 978-1-7329151-5-2

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Physicians are under siege from bureaucracy, declining reimbursement, frivolous lawsuits, and even federal prosecutors. Can our American medical system survive the onslaught?

Palm Trees on the Hudson: A True Story of the Mob, Judy Garland, and Interior Decorating

Author: Elliot Tiber

Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.


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The hilarious and often touching prequel to Elliot Tiber’s bestseller Taking Woodstock (which inspired the 2009 feature film by two-time Oscar winner Ang Lee).

This is Remission: A Four-Time Cancer Survivor’s Memories of Treatment, Struggle, and Life

Author: Ryan Hamner

Publisher: Ryan Hamner

ISBN: 978-1-7956-6129-4

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A four-time cancer survivor intertwines ordinary stories of childhood, his first punch, a record deal, and the love of his granddad from an extraordinary perspective. 

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