Nonfiction Round-Up (11/13/19)

The biography of a cultural icon, a first-hand perspective on national and international matters, a memoir of legendary DEA agents, the journey into a reusable future, climate change from the U.S. military, a personal portrait of one of Hollywood’s best, & turning your passion into profit — all in today’s nonfiction round-up.

CARRIE FISHER: A Life on the Edge by Sheila Weller

“This is a worthy tribute to a strong, intelligent woman, and readers will appreciate Weller’s honest portrayal and thoughtful analysis.”–Booklist, starred review

WITH ALL DUE RESPECT: Defending America with Grit and Grace by Nikki R. Haley

A deeply personal look at the most significant current events by the former United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

MANHUNTERS: How We Took Down Pablo Escobar by Steve Murphy and Javier F. Peña

“[Readers] wanting the real story and the brave men behind the TV show Narcos will be thrilled.”–Booklist

SECONDHAND: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale by Adam Minter

A December Indie Next pick!

“Well written and packed with intriguing details, this is a great look at a global industry to which virtually all of us contribute, in one way or another.”–Library Journal

ALL HELL BREAKING LOOSE: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change by Michael T. Klare

“Its unique and important perspective makes ALL HELL BREAKING LOOSE a stand-out among climate change titles.”–Booklist, starred review

LIFE ISN’T EVERYTHING: Mike Nichols, As Remembered by 150 of His Closest Friends by Ash Carter and Sam Kashner

“An exquisite oral history that will leave readers convinced that they, too, were among Nichols’ closest friends.”–Booklist, starred review

DON’T KEEP YOUR DAY JOB: How to Turn Your Passion into Your Career by Cathy Heller

“Heller turns the phrase ‘jack of all trades, master of none’ on its head: she’s a jack of all trades, master of all!”–Booklist

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