New Nonfiction Roundup: June 2018

What’s new in June? A bevy of biographies and memoirs, travel guides to places near and far, and so much more!

6/5: Alone Time – Stephanie Rosenbloom. Consider the pleasures of traveling solo through the author’s visits to Paris, Istanbul, Florence and New York.

6/5: Bruce Lee: A Life – Matthew Polly. An authoritative biography of the prominent Asian American actor and martial arts expert who died at 32.

6/5: First in Line – Kate Andersen Brower. The author of The Residence looks at the modern vice-presidency by looking at 13 men who have occupied the role.

6/5: Flash – Christopher Bonanos. A biography of Arthur Feller, better known as Weegee the Famous, who documented crime scenes in 1940s New York City.

6/5: In Search of Mary Shelley – Fiona Sampson. A literary biography of the woman who wrote Frankenstein at 19.

6/5: Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home – Natalie Goldberg. A writer and Zen practitioner forges a way forward after a cancer diagnosis.

6/5: Lincoln’s Last Trial – Dan Abrams. A thorough account of Abraham Lincoln’s final trial before becoming president.

6/5: Reporter – Seymour Hersh. A memoir from a prominent journalist, notable for his investigation into the My Lai massacre in Vietnam.

6/5: Sex and the City and Us – Jennifer Keishin Armstrong. A look at the impact of the influential TV series, from the author of Seinfeldia

6/5: Sick – Porochista Khakpour. The author’s struggle with a chronic medical condition  explores the failures of the health care system.

6/5: Superiority Burger Cookbook – Brooks Headley. Dozens of vegetarian and vegan recipes from a James Beard award winning chef.

6/5: The Terrible – Yrsa Daley-Ward. A coming-of-age memoir from the author of the poetry collection Bone.

6/5: Tinderbox – Robert Fieseler. An account of the arson attack that killed 32 people at a gay bar in New Orleans in 1974, and the muted response that helped launch the gay liberation movement.

6/5: What Truth Sounds Like – Michael Eric Dyson. The follow-up to Tears We Cannot Stop continues the conversation about race in America.

6/5: Whole Smiths Good Food Cookbook – Michelle Smith. Whole30-approved recipes for those who want to enjoy recipes year-round.

6/5: The World As It Is – Ben Rhodes. A behind-the-scenes look at the Obama presidency from a close aide.

6/12: And Then We Danced – Henry Alford. The author provides a history of dance as he incorporates it in many aspects of his life.

6/12: Life in the Garden – Penelope Lively. A meditation on gardening, art and literature from the Booker Prize-winner.

6/12: Quench – Dana Cohen. Hydration is the key to good health in this guide, with research from the University of Washington’s Pollack Water Lab.

6/19: American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin – Terrance Hayes. The poet confronts America’s ills through seventy sonnets.

6/19: Born Trump – Emily Jane Fox. A reporter for Vanity Fair takes an in-depth look at the Trump children and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

6/19: #neveragain – David and Lauren Hogg. Survivors of the Stoneman school shooting issue a call to action for gun control.

6/19: Rendezvous with Oblivion – Thomas Frank. An essay collection on the sinking fortunes of the middle class, from the author of Listen, Liberal.

6/19: Room to Dream – David Lynch. The distinctive vision of the notable director shines in this biography/memoir.

6/19: Yes We (Still) Can – Dan Pfeiffer. A political memoir from an Obama insider, with reflections on how Democrats can survive the Trump presidency.

6/26: Moon Pacific Northwest Camping – An updated guide to tent and RV camping in Washington and Oregon, just in time for summer!

6/26: My Twenty-Five Years in Provence – Peter Mayle. A final love letter to the French region that began with the beloved A Year in Provence

6/26: White Fragility – Robin DiAngelo. A guide for white people to constructively engage in a dialogue about racial inequality without getting defensive.

~posted by Frank B. 

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