Nonfiction Round-Up: Memoirs (4/8/21)

A front-row view of boarding the bus of change during the Civil Rights Movement + an insightful memoir about a migrant’s six-year journey to the Netherlands = this nonfiction round-up. BUSES ARE A COMIN’: Memoir of a Freedom Rider by Charles Person and Richard Rooker 2 starred reviews! “A stirring memoir that offers a view […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (3/31/21)

A practical framework to create more fair workplaces + make doing laundry less chore and more fun = this nonfiction round-up. JUST WORK: Get Sh*t Done, Fast & Fair by Kim Scott “Urgent and actionable, this passionate manifesto will be a welcome addition to any leader’s desk.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review LAUNDRY LOVE: Finding Joy in […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up: Health Spotlight (3/24/21)

This nonfiction round-up spotlights works on health and life with a diagnosis of the flaws in the healthcare system, an incisive account of the Right to Die movement, and the biggest questions of life and death. THE HOSPITAL: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town by Brian Alexander 3 starred reviews! “Alexander’s scorching […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (3/3/21)

The biography of a celebrated intellect + a powerful anthem for women + a unique look at the women in the Bush family + a raw confession of addiction and recovery + a family in search of a place to call home = this nonfiction round-up. PLACES OF MIND: A Life of Edward Said by […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up: Memoirs and Biographies (2/17/21)

The uplifting story of a polo team + three mothers that shaped the voices of our nation + a memoir of dogs and friendship = this nonfiction round-up. CROSSING THE LINE: A Fearless Team of Brothers and the Sport That Changed Their Lives Forever by Kareem Rosser “Readers who think of polo—one of the world’s […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (2/10/21)

A deeper look at the government’s relationship with healthcare + a candid account of living with chronic illness + a scientific breakthrough towards preventing disease + a compelling and scientific look at one of today’s most prevalent illnesses = this nonfiction round-up. THE TEN YEAR WAR: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage by […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (1/27/21)

The forgotten history of a city dedicated to racial equality + the story of the most successful record label in rock and roll history + the untold and gripping political tale of the 1960 presidential election = this nonfiction round-up. SOUL CITY: Race, Equality, and the Lost Dream of an American Utopia by Thomas Healy […]

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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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