Nonfiction Round-Up: Books About Thinking (1/14/21)

This nonfiction round-up will make you think with an essential and easy-to-follow guide on becoming your own best advocate and a groundbreaking look at the biology and history of the brain. BETTING ON YOU: How to Put Yourself First and (Finally) Take Control of Your Career by Laurie Ruettimann “Irreverent, funny, direct. As a former […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (11/16/20)

An exploration of magic’s unique history + the 2014 Ebola outbreak + a counterhistory of postwar Germany + a fascinating look at the wives of officers in Hitler’s inner circle = this nonfiction round-up. MAGIC: A History: From Alchemy to Witchcraft, from the Ice Age to the Present by Chris Gosden “Gosden’s (PREHISTORY: A Very […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (11/11/20)

This nonfiction round-up features something for everyone, including a look into royal fashion, a personal account of misogyny in the music industry, an essential primer on race, and more! HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style by Elizabeth Holmes 2 starred reviews! “This is a sweeping, retrospective survey of the fashions brought to us by […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (9/23/20)

This nonfiction round-up takes a look at race in America with a gripping account of a deadly night in Dallas and an exploration of violence afflicting Black communities. STANDOFF: Race, Policing, and a Deadly Assault That Gripped a Nation by Jamie Thompson 3 starred reviews! “An absorbing account of a 2016 ambush that left five […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (8/25/20)

The four major factors that undermine American democracy + a wide look at the years leading up to World War II = this nonfiction round-up. FOUR THREATS: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy by Suzanne Mettler and Robert C. Lieberman “Mettler and Lieberman marshal a wealth of evidence to make their case, and incisively sketch […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up: Culture and Society (7/29/20)

A graphic novel about indigenous culture and history in America + an eye-opening breakdown of the issues of sexuality and gender identity in the world today + a history and investigation into the concept of character + the key to success as told by a Silicon Valley expert + a deeper look at our outrage […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up: Politics (6/24/20)

A mind-changing and cautionary note for our time, a masterful visual take on the Constitution, and a blueprint for how America can protect the future of its democracy–all in this nonfiction round-up. THE PEOPLE, NO: A Brief History of Anti-Populism by Thomas Frank “Frank’s writing is notable for its clarity and its ability to make […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (6/10/20)

For today’s nonfiction round-up we have an eclectic examination of migration in the face of climate change, an untold economic story of Russia’s current power system, and a groundbreaking take on medicine and wellness to increase healthspan and lifespan. THE NEXT GREAT MIGRATION: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move by Sonia Shah […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (6/8/20)

A beautiful and engrossing memoir of escaping the First Liberian Civil War + a little known history of the fight for gay rights + a touching and life-transforming story of the nation’s first all-black high school rowing team = this nonfiction round-up. THE DRAGONS, THE GIANT, THE WOMEN: A Memoir by Wayétu Moore 2 starred […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up: Leadership and Success (5/13/20)

A legendary and beloved baseball player shares his inspirations and influences in his successful career + the best tactics in negotiating from a master negotiator and business school professor in this leadership and success nonfiction spotlight. 24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid by Willie Mays and John Shea “The iconic uniform […]

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