New Nonfiction Roundup – November 2018

11/6: Born to Be PosthumousEdward Gorey’s macabre stories and illustrations have influenced Tim Burton, Neil Gaiman and Lemony Snicket, and Mark Dery’s biography looks at the eccentric author’s private life.

11/6: Churchill. Andrew Roberts chronicles the life of Winston Churchill; extensive new content make this a standout biography of the one of the twentieth century’s foremost leaders.

11/6: Holiday & Celebration Bread in Five Minutes a DayBaking during the holidays? The latest entry from Zoë François and Jeff Hertzberg present 100 quick and easy bread recipes from around the world.

11/6: HomebodyJoanna Gaines follow up to The Magnolia Table empowers you to create living spaces, room by room, that reflect your authentic self.

11/6: How To Be Alone. Lane Moore, who suffered abuse and indifference as a child, shows readers how to thrive as a single adult with a supportive community in these funny and reflective essays.

11/6: MonumentThis collection of new and selected poems from two-time U.S. Poet Laureate Nathasha Trethewey features works on race, gender, and familial and national trauma.

11/6: Why Religion?  Elaine Pagels (The Gnostic Gospels) examines the endurance of religion while reflecting on the loss of her young son and husband within a single year in this remarkable memoir.

11/13: BecomingMichelle Obama shares her inspirational story from the South Side of Chicago to the White House. Easily the year’s most anticipated memoir.  A Peak Pick!

11/13: The End of the End of the EarthThe third essay collection from novelist Jonathan Franzen explores the future of the planet — especially birds, the author’s obsession — in the wake of climate change.

11/13: Fed UpGemma Hartley, author of the viral article “Women Aren’t Nags — We’re Just Fed Up” gives overburdened women the tools to start a national conversation on emotional labor.

11/13: I Am a FilipinoWith simple techniques and accessible ingredients, Nicole Ponseca shows cooks the way to embrace bold and flavorful Filipino cuisine.

11/13: Let’s Go So We Can Get BackThis memoir from Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy follows his personal and professional upbringing

11/13: Little House in the City35 houses, including new construction, remodels, and additional dwelling units, are featured in this guide to small urban houses from Seattle author Marc Vassallo. A Peak Pick!

11/13: Out of the MazeSpencer Johnson’s posthumously published follow up to the classic business fable Who Moved My Cheese?follows Hem and his new friend, Hope, as they explore new adventures.

11/13: The PatchThe latest essay collection from John McPhee is esoteric and eclectic, and reminds readers why McPhee is one of today’s greatest living essayists.

11/13: Proof of Collusion. Author Seth Abramson offers proof that President Trump, aides and family members colluded with Russian allies during the 2016 election.

11/13: Queer EyeThe Fab Five from the popular Netflix reboot give you the tools to live a positive, authentic life — and look good doing it.

11/13: SeductionBefore there was Harvey Weinstein, there was Howard Hughes, whose pursuit of women during the Golden Age of Hollywood cemented the power structure for a century. From Karina Longworth.

11/13: This is MarketingEntrepreneur and prolific author Seth Godin returns with a definitive guide to marketing, sales and advertising.

11/20: Art Matters. A manifesto in four essays by Neil Gaiman that reflect on the joys and necessity of making art; the importance of free expression; and libraries as laboratories of creativity,

11/27: Joe BeefQuebec-based chefs Frédéric Morin, David McMillan, and Meredith Erickson present 150 adventurous recipes for “surviving the apocalypse in your bunker/kitchen.”

11/27: Where We Go From HereSenator Bernie Sanders gives followers the tools to keep the progressive movement alive while providing the rationale to oppose the Trump agenda.

~posted by Frank B.

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