New Nonfiction Roundup – June 2019

100 Side HustlesChris Guillebeau features 100 stories of regular people launching successful side businesses.

Broken Places & Outer SpacesNnedi Okorafor examines how limitation and hardship in the lives of artists fuel their work.

Cult of the Dead Cow. Explores how one of the first group of hackers came to lead the charge for cyber security from Joseph Menn.

Definitely Hispanic. A collection of comedic and introspective essays by social media influencer Lejuan James about growing up Hispanic in the US.

Dignity. Photographer Chris Arnade presents portraits of America’s poor, drug-addicted, and forgotten, both urban and rural, blue state and red state.

Edgar. An autobiography by Mariners Hall of Famer Edgar Martinez. Will be at Elliott Bay Book Co. June 5!

Enemy of the People. Veteran CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s explosive first-hand account of reporting on President Trump’s White  House.

Every Day is Saturday. 100+ delicious easy-to-follow recipes to make weeknight cooking a breeze from Sarah Copeland.

Flash Count Diary. A brave, brilliant and unprecedented examination of menopause by Darcey Steinke.

Grace Will Lead Us Home. A moving work on the tragic shootings at the Mother Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina, from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jennifer Berry Hawes.

How to Skimm Your Life. From the popular newsletter The Skimm, advice on how to handle the less glamorous parts of being an adult.

I Like to Watch. From The New Yorker’s cultural critic Emily Nussbaum, a collection of essays arguing that we are what we watch.

Kennedy Heirs. A tell-all Kennedy family saga focused on the third generation of Kennedys — the children of John, Bobby, and Ted — by J. Randy Taraborrelli.

Last Leonardo. Ben Lewis’s lively tale of art world intrigue and greed follows the rediscovery of a disputed Leonardo da Vinci painting.

More Than EnoughElaine Welteroth, former editor at Teen Vogue, writes about the challenges of growing up biracial and coming into her own on her own terms.

My Seditious Heart. A collection of essays from the 20 years when Arundhati Roy devoted herself to political essays focused on justice, rights, and freedoms in an increasingly hostile world.

Naturally Tan. Queer Eye star Tan France shares his journey from growing up in a traditionally religious home, to fashion icon and the first openly gay, South Asian man on television. A Peak Pick!

On Being Human. Inspirational speaker and yoga instructor Jennifer Pastiloff shares her life story alongside motivational tips and exercises from her popular workshops.

Outrages. A thoughtfully researched account of how Victorian laws stimulated the homophobia and censorship issues that continue today, from Naomi Wolf.

Positively TarotEmma Toynbee explains the complexities of reading tarot and how the tarot can provide all-important answers to life’s many questions.

Secrets of Sand Hill Road. Scott Kupor explains how venture capitalists think with practical takeaways for entrepreneurs.

SiegeMichael Wolff, author of Fire and Furyreturns with an account of the Trump presidency from the beginning of his second year in office to the delivery of the Mueller Report.

Songs of Protest. A celebration of American history through the music that helped shape a nation by Jon Meacham & Tim McGraw.

Super ThinkingGabriel Weinberg and Lauren McCann present mental models to help you prioritize, problem solve, and make decisions.

Tell Me Who You AreWinona Guo & Priya Vulchi present an eye-opening exploration of race in America, consisting of essays about race from a diversity of voices.

This Land is Our LandSuketu Mehta presents a timely case for why the United States and the West would benefit from welcoming more immigrants.

UnderlandRobert MacFarlane presents a poetic rumination on the natural world, from caves and catacombs to burial chambers and the networks beneath trees. Will be at Town Hall June 14! A Peak Pick!

We Have Always Been Here. In her memoir Samra Habib, a queer Muslim immigrant in Canada,  recounts her emotional, sexual, and spiritual journeys.

~ Posted by Frank B. and Andrea G.

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