Food, faith, France, fakers….November’s got it all! Check out the most anticipated nonfiction being published this month.
11/7: A Beautiful Mess Weekday Weekend by Elsie Larson. Enjoy healthy veggies during the week and delectable desserts on the weekends in this cookbook.
11/14: Breaking Free by Rachel Jeffs. A memoir from the daughter of polygamist Warren Jeffs. A Peak Pick!
11/14: Bunk by Kevin Young. A history of lies and the liars that perpetrate them. Longlisted for the National Book Award.
11/21: Dawn of the New Everything by Jaron Lanier. What it means to be human in the technological age, from the man who coined “virtual reality.”
11/21: Gold Dust Woman by Stephen Davis. A biography of legendary singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks.
11/7: It’s All Relative by A.J. Jacobs. A journalist embarks on a worldwide journey to build the biggest family tree on record.
11/14: Kachka by Bonnie Frumkin Morales. The Portland chef infuses local ingredients into traditional Russian cuisine.
11/7: L’Appart by David Lebovitz. A chef and American expatriate reflects on life in Paris as he renovates his apartment.
11/7: The Last Girl by Nadia Murad. A memoir from an Iraqi woman who was held captive by the Islamic State.
11/7: Lenin by Victor Sebestyen. A political and personal biography of the Russian Communist revolutionary.
11/7: Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza. Candid photographs of the 44th President by his former White House photographer.
11/7: Playing With Fire by Lawrence O’Donnell. The MSNBC host revisits the tumultuous 1968 presidential campaign.
11/14: Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden. The former vice-president reflects on a difficult year that included the death of his son Beau. A Peak Pick!
11/21: Secrecy World by Jake Bernstein. A Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist details the global political corruption that was exposed by the Pentagon Papers.
11/7: Sullivan Street Bakery Cookbook by Jim Lahey. Enjoy breads and baked goods from the acclaimed NYC bakery.
11/7: What Unites Us by Dan Rather. The former journalist reflects on patriotism in a divided America in this essay collection.
11/7: The Wine Lover’s Daughter by Anne Fadiman. A reflection of the author’s relationship with her father, including his passion for wine.
11/7: You Can’t Spell America Without Me by Alec Baldwin. A parody “memoir” by America’s foremost Trump impersonator, Alec Baldwin.
~posted by Frank B.