The COVID-19 pandemic has turned Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, into one of the handful of Americans immediately recognizable by one name. In FAUCI, Pushkin’s first audiobook, New Yorker staff writer Michael Specter weaves exclusive new interviews and archival audio of Dr. Fauci, his wife Christine Grady, R.N., Ph.D., and key colleagues and peers into a compelling portrait. Listeners will hear Dr. Fauci speak firsthand about the harassment and death threats he has received as a result of his leadership and about the stress of simultaneously combating the COVID-19 pandemic and an information war waged by his boss, the President of the United States.

Specter has covered Dr. Fauci — and global public health — for more than three decades. In FAUCI, Specter traces the doctor’s life from his childhood as a basketball-loving kid in Brooklyn, through his leadership during the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, to today, when the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the future of viral research are shaping humanity.

FAUCI combines Specter’s unparalleled reporting with groundbreaking audiobook production to bring listeners the essential first biography of America’s doctor.