New Nonfiction Roundup – March 2019

March is abundant with essays from remarkable women, memoirs from queer celebrities,  true crime tales, and trenchant observations on the black experience.

26 MarathonsFour time Olympian Meb Keflezighi offers wisdom on life, faith, family and running.

Aloha KitchenAlana Kysar’s love letter to Hawaiian cuisine features 85 recipes with roots in a variety of cultures.

An American SummerAlex Kotlowitz chronicles a summer in Chicago, wracked by gun violence.

BurnoutEmily Nagoski (Come As You Areseeks to unlock the stress cycle for women and provides a roadmap for reducing stress.

CodersClive Thompson dives into the world of computer programmers and their far-reaching influence on society.

Doing JusticeA primer on how the legal system works, from former federal prosecutor Preet Bharara. Will be at Elliott Bay Book Co. March 27!

End of the MythGreg Grandin explores the meaning of the frontier, from the American Revolution to Trump’s wall.

Era of IgnitionAn outspoken exploration of feminism in challenging times, from actor/activist Amber Tamblyn. Will be at the Rainier Arts Center March 14!

Girl, Stop ApologizingRachel Hollis provides women with the resources to believe in themselves in this faith-based self-help guide.

Good TalkA graphic memoir about race and family from Mira Jacob, a bisexual daughter of Indian immigrants married to a Jewish man.

The Home EditMessy house? No problem! Establish order in your home with this Clea Shearer as your guide.

HorizonThis poetic travelogue takes you to Oregon, the Arctic, the Galapagos, and more. From Barry Lopez, National Book Award Winner of Arctic Dreams. Will be at the Central Library March 21!
A Peak Pick! 

KaramoA memoir from Karamo Brown, Queer Eye’s resident culture expert.

Kushner, IncVicky Ward investigates the lives of power couple Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.

The Lady From the Black LagoonMallory O’Meara biography of pioneering animator Milicent Patrick establishes her rightful place in film history. Will be at Elliott Bay Book Co. March 28!

Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls. T Kira Madden’s coming-of-age memoir from  explores her early life as queer and biracial in Florida. Will be at Elliott Bay Book Co. March 24!

Longevity ParadoxLive a long, happy, healthy life with this guide from Dr. Steven Gundry (The Plant Paradox). 

Mama’s Last HugLearn about the rich emotional life of animals with noted primatologist Frans de Waal. Will be at Seattle First Baptist Church March 19!

The Montessori ToddlerA valuable guide for parents who want to raise curious, independent kids the Montessori way. From Simone Davies.

Murder By the BookCan novels kill? Find out as Claire Harman revisits an obscure Victorian-era murder in London.

No Happy EndingsNora McInerny, host of the podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking, provides guidance for people whose lives have fallen apart.

Outer Order, Inner CalmDeclutter your life to achieve true happiness, from Gretchen Rubin (The Happiness Project). A Peak Pick!

The Path Made ClearInspiration and wisdom from Oprah Winfrey, accompanied by 100 beautiful photographs.

Real Queer AmericaExplore queer communities in red states with this memoir/travelogue from Samantha Allen. Will be at the Central Library on March 12!

Salt PathRaynor Winn and her terminally-ill husband, having lost their home, walk 630 miles across England in this candid memoir.

See You in the PiazzaTake the road less traveled and explore Italy’s lesser known charms in this travelogue from Frances Mayes (Under the Tuscan Sun).

SissyThis “coming-of-gender” from Jacob Tobia explores gender nonconformity and LGBTQ activism with heart and a lot of humor. Will be at Elliott Bay Book Co. on March 20!

So Here’s The Thing… Wide-ranging essays for women, from Alyssa Mastromonaco (Who Thought This Was a Good Idea)?

The Sound and the GloryMatt Pentz’s account of the Sounders 2016 season that culminated with the MLS championship will please soccer fans. Will be at Elliott Bay Book Co. on March 5!

Survival MathMitchell Jackson recalls his youth, struggling in a small black neighborhood in Portland, Ore.

Too Much is Not EnoughA coming-of-age tale of coming out and pursing dreams from Andrew Rannells, Tony-Award winning star of Book of Mormon. 

The Trial of Lizzie BordenWas Lizzie Borden rightfully acquitted of murder? Revisit the trial in this true crime tale by Cara Robertson.

The Universal ChristA thought-provoking assessment of Jesus the person and Christ the Savior from Franciscan friar Richard Rohr.

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You BlackerVery Smart Brothas founder Kevin Young reflects on the “perpetual surreality of the African-American experience.” A Peak Pick!

What Matters Most. Seattleite Chanel Reynolds’s guide to wills, money and insurance is essential reading to prepare for the unexpected.

~posted by Frank B.

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