Articles tagged "nonfiction round-up"

Nonfiction Round-Up (9/11/19)

Engineering American economics, secret CIA experimentation, poetry from an Instagram sensation, exploring masculinity in the modern world, and the devastating effects of the East India Company–all in today’s nonfiction round-up!

TRANSACTION MAN: The Rise of the Deal and the Decline of the American Dream by Nicholas Lemann

A Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Book of Fall 2019 + 2 starred reviews!

“This concise and cogent history of the theories that have transformed the American economy makes a potentially dry subject fascinating.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Through the stories of individuals, often from varied neighborhoods, businesses, and corporations, Lemann makes these experiences come alive.”–Library Journal, starred review

POISONER IN CHIEF: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control by Stephen Kinzer

“Highly recommended. This work sheds light on misdeeds done in the name of American democracy and should have wide appeal among general readers.”–Library Journal, starred review

THE TRUTH ABOUT MAGIC: Poems by Atticus

Instagram sensation Atticus returns with another romantic and deeply moving poetry collection.

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Nonfiction Round-Up (9/4/19)

Shadow wars + the power of emotions + OBAMA + becoming the best you + the life of a magazine mogul–welcome to today’s nonfiction round-up!

THE RUSSIA TRAP: How Our Shadow War with Russia Could Spiral into Nuclear Catastrophe by George S. Beebe

The former head of CIA’s Russia analysis shows how Washington and Moscow may be headed toward nuclear annihilation.

PERMISSION TO FEEL: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive by Marc Brackett

“While Brackett focuses on educational and child-based applications for his methods, his wise principles can easily be applied to adult situations as well. Readers looking for strategies for responding to stress, particularly in children, will find much guidance in this cogent, welcoming work.”–Publishers Weekly

LAUGHING WITH OBAMA: A Photographic Look Back at the Enduring Wit and Spirit of President Barack Obama, Edited by M. Sweeney

Laugh along with a spirited American presidency with this sequel to the best-selling HUGS FROM OBAMA.

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Nonfiction Round-Up (8/14/19)

Nazi resistance, a musical master, neurodiversity, a portrait of a scientist, and a graphic memoir… welcome to today’s nonfiction round-up!

LIVES RECLAIMED: A Story of Rescue and Resistance in Nazi Germany by Mark Roseman

2 starred reviews!

“…Bund members could aid only a few imperiled Jews, and the compromises they were forced to make raise compelling moral issues not easily resolved.”–Booklist, starred review

“…Roseman writes a gripping narrative documenting the lives of the people who helped others and those who benefited from their actions. Highly recommended.”–Library Journal, starred review

TEXAS FLOOD: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan by Alan Paul and Andy Aledort

2 starred reviews!

“Fans will be thrilled with this intelligent, informative, and enlightening biography of the guitar great.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Vaughan deserved this book, and, as it should, the content will stay with readers long after the last note has sounded.”–Library Journal, starred review

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Nonfiction Round-Up (8/7/19)

Surviving marital struggles and discovering a secret heritage–all in today’s nonfiction round-up!

THE LONG ACCOMPLISHMENT: A Memoir of Hope and Struggle in Matrimony by Rick Moody

“Moody’s sheer delight with language and his clever turns of phrase hint at a sense of wonder and hope, while his Knausgaardian introspection leaves him contemplating the intersection of fate and magic, recognizing that good fortune seems preordained while transcending tragedy requires something magical, namely, the power of love.”–Booklist

WHEN I WAS WHITE: A Memoir by Sarah Valentine

“We feel every step of Valentine’s struggle, from feeling physically broken to becoming emotionally stronger as she reaches for self-acceptance and self-definition.”–Booklist

Nonfiction Round-Up (7/31/19)

How online trolls affected the 2016 election + how to effectively communicate in the workplace and beyond–all in this week’s nonfiction round-up!

IT CAME FROM SOMETHING AWFUL: How a Toxic Troll Army Accidentally Memed Donald Trump into Office by Dale Beran

“A complex, speculative murder board that probes the ascendance of American fascism.”–Kirkus Reviews

SURROUNDED BY IDIOTS: The Four Types of Human Behavior and How to Effectively Communicate with Each in Business (and in Life) by Thomas Erikson

“Humans are complex creatures and behave that way. Author and communications expert Erikson, peels back the layers to help us understand why we feel that we are right—and others are wrong—thus making us feel like we are “surrounded by idiots… Most everyone can benefit from this book, especially those in the workplace. In addition, parents, educators, and students will find these insights valuable.”–Booklist, starred review

Nonfiction Round-Up (7/24/19)

Dive into the mysterious workings of getting a good night’s rest, understanding cardiac disease, and the shocking story of a seriously dysfunctional family… all in today’s nonfiction round-up!

THE NOCTURNAL BRAIN: Nightmares, Neuroscience, and the Secret World of Sleep by Guy Leschziner

“Leschziner’s engaging style strikes just the right balance between storytelling and popular science and will appeal to a broad audience.”–Library Journal

STATE OF THE HEART: Exploring the History, Science, and Future of Cardiac Disease by Haider Warraich

Check out the author’s feature interview with NPR!

“An expansive, well-tempered profile of our most metaphorical organ.”–Kirkus Reviews

THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR: The Heartbreaking Imprisonment of the Thirteen Turpin Siblings and Their Extraordinary Rescue by John Glatt

“Veteran true-crime writer Glatt (THE LOST GIRLS, 2015) spares no gruesome detail in this nightmare-inducing account of the 13 siblings, aged 2 to 29, held captive by their parents.”–Booklist

Nonfiction Round-Up (7/17/19)

Women’s healthcare, tragic lives of the elite, cartoon calculus, and a travel memoir–welcome to today’s nonfiction round-up!

EVERYTHING BELOW THE WAIST: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution by Jennifer Block

2 starred reviews!

“Thought-provoking, empowering information that all women should have; essential for public and consumer health ­libraries.“–Library Journal, starred review

“A dense and serious work packed with important information, highly recommended for health professionals, classes in women’s studies, and any woman who seeks guidance in these issues.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

FOUR FRIENDS: Promising Lives Cut Short by William D. Cohan

“Readers who enjoy behind-the-scenes details about the lives of the elite, including their foibles, will appreciate these accounts.”–Booklist

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Nonfiction Round-Up (7/10/19)

Satellites for science, becoming kind, and demystifying the 2016 election–welcome to today’s nonfiction round-up!

ARCHAEOLOGY FROM SPACE: How the Future Shapes Our Past by Sarah Parcak

“Exciting and futuristic, this book elicits that anything-is-possible feeling–a must-read.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

THE KINDNESS METHOD: Change Your Habits for Good Using Self-Compassion and Understanding by Shahroo Izadi

“Her involved and very reflective process may very well result in a more aware, more enriched life.”–Booklist, starred review

THE METHOD TO THE MADNESS: Donald Trump’s Ascent as Told by Those Who Were Hired, Fired, Inspired–and Inaugurated by Allen Salkin and Aaron Short

“With complementary and contradictory views offered regarding the same occurrence, what emerges from these disparate voices is a deeper understanding of the fact that the Trump presidency was not a chimerical pursuit. With his 2020 re-election campaign underway, those who dismiss Trump as a one-hit wonder would do well to know the seriousness with which he pursued the previous campaign.”–Booklist

E. Jean Carroll Explores WHAT DO WE NEED MEN FOR? (7/2/19)

America’s longest running advice columnist E. Jean Carroll provides a darkly funny and very personal attempt to answer a burning cultural question in her new book, WHAT DO WE NEED MEN FOR?: A Modest Proposal.

When E. Jean Carroll–possibly the liveliest woman in the world and author of Ask E. Jean in Elle Magazine–realized that her eight million readers and question-writers all seemed to have one thing in common–problems caused by men–she hit the road. Criss-crossing the country with her blue-haired poodle Lewis Carroll, E. Jean stopped in every town named after a woman between Eden, Vermont and Tallulah, Louisiana to ask women the crucial question: What do we need men for?

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Nonfiction Round-Up (6/26/19)

Eating & branding & dressing & fast fooding & playing baseball–what more do you need in a nonfiction round-up?!

HANGRY: 5 Simple Steps to Balance Your Hormones and Restore Your Joy (Including a Customizable Paleo/Mediterranean Plan!) by Sarah Fragoso and Brooke Kalanick, ND, MS

Go from feeling stressed out and frustrated––and really freaking tired!––to healthy, happy, and at home again in your body by healing your hormones and resetting your metabolism.

THIS IS NOT A T-SHIRT: A Brand, a Culture, a Community–a Life in Streetwear by Bobby Hundreds

The story of The Hundreds and the precepts that made it an iconic streetwear brand by Bobby Hundreds himself.

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