Nonfiction new book roundup – June 2017

Looking for new nonfiction or memoir to read? Perhaps something to help fill a square on your Summer Book Bingo grid. Here, for your consideration, is a selection of nonfiction being published in June 2017.

6/1: Discovering Seattle Parks: A Local’s Guide by Linnea Westerlind. Did you know there are 426 parks in the city of Seattle? Discover them all with this indispensable guide.

6/6: I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons by Kevin Hart. A memoir from the stand-up comedian and actor recounts the challenges that made him a superstar.

6/6: The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying by Nina Riggs. A beautiful meditation of life and death from the great-great-great granddaughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson; Riggs died in February at age 38.

6/13: Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening by Manal Al-Sharif. A powerful memoir from a woman who challenged Saudi Arabia’s restriction on women driving – and won.

 6/13: You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie. The beloved author shares the story of his complicated relationship with his mother.

6/13: A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution by Jennifer Doudna.  Learn all about CRISPR, a new technology that can help scientists cure diseases – and potentially shape humankind.

6/13: Hunger: A Memoir of My Body by Roxane Gay. The bestselling author and critic tells of her struggles with weight and body image in this important memoir.

6/13: Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens by Eddie Izzard. An intimate memoir from the cross-dressing British comedian.

6/13: No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need by Naomi Klein. Journalist and critic Klein helps readers move past resistance to find a positive way forward in Trump’s America.

6/13: Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me by Janet Mock. The second memoir from the pioneering transgender model and author of Redefining Realness.

6/20: Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of Unruly Women by Anne Helen Petersen. The author explores the intersection of women and celebrity through profiles of today’s most powerful women.

6/27: Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote by Sharyl Attkisson. A timely account of how shreds of truth turn into “hit pieces” in today’s take-no-prisoners culture.

~ posted by Frank B.

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