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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Nonfiction Round-Up: All-Around Health (5/6/20)

From mental health to physical health, today’s spotlight is on how we feel and being our best selves. THE HILARIOUS WORLD OF DEPRESSION by John Moe “Moe (CONSERVATIZE ME), host of The Hilarious World of Depression podcast, wryly reflects on life as a ‘saddie’ in this stirring memoir. Moe discusses depressive thoughts and experiences, including […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (4/15/20)

The complex and hidden stories behind street names and a hilarious dive into everyday queer life in the twenty-first century–both in this nonfiction round-up. THE ADDRESS BOOK: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power by Deirdre Mask 3 starred reviews! “Journalist Mask’s entertaining and wide-ranging debut investigates the history of street addresses […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (4/8/20)

The story and politics of food and the American wheat harvest, the truth about Donald Trump’s rise to power, and a continent’s crimes against Jews–all in this nonfiction round-up. AMERICAN HARVEST: God, Country, and Farming in the Heartland by Marie Mutsuki Mockett “Literate travels in the forgotten American hinterlands…A revealing, richly textured portrait of the […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (4/1/20)

Frank Smyth, an award-winning investigative journalist specializing in armed conflicts, organized crime and human rights overseas, brings the definitive account of America’s most powerful and controversial nonprofit: the NRA. THE NRA: The Unauthorized History by Frank Smyth From the NRA’s roots in post-Civil War New York City to the present-day Trump administration, Smyth’s research takes […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (3/25/20)

The intertwined lives and roles of the key people who sparked the American Revolution + how to boost energy and use body fat for fuel = this nonfiction round-up. AMERICAN REBELS: How the Hancock, Adams, and Quincy Families Fanned the Flames of Revolution by Nina Sankovitch “Sankovitch (THE LOWELLS OF MASSACHUSETTS) follows the lives of […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (3/18/20)

A thoroughly researched case for abolishing the Electoral College and an intimate story collection of America’s immigrants–both in this nonfiction round-up. LET THE PEOPLE PICK THE PRESIDENT: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College by Jesse Wegman “Wegman (member, New York Times editorial board) explores arguments for abolishing the Electoral College, therefore enabling the election […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (3/11/20)

This week’s nonfiction round-up features a how-to guide for builders and inventors and a manual to living like a spy. 52 RANDOM WEEKEND PROJECTS: For Budding Inventors and Backyard Builders by Grant Thompson From one of YouTube’s most popular channels comes a how-to book on the most impressive projects, crafts, and building things that go […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (3/4/20)

An investigation of the Religious Right’s rise to political power + a memoir of a woman earning a living in an Ohio steel mill + an intimate and expansive collection of essays about American life + the seven key principles of commanding a team of elite individuals from a Navy SEAL = this nonfiction round-up. […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (2/26/20)

This nonfiction round-up spotlights an analysis of the thing that brings us all together yet tears us apart: the internet. LURKING: How a Person Became a User by Joanne McNeil In a shockingly short amount of time, the internet has bound people around the world together and torn us apart and changed not just the […]

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