The shortest month of the year is filled with page-turning narrative nonfiction, new perspectives on history, revealing memoirs and politics, politics, politics. Happy reading!
celebrates the beauty of flower arranging from Washington’s family farm of the same name. Poet Cathy Hong Park unpacks the complexities of Asian American identity in Floret Farm’s a Year in Flowers And advice columnist Daniel Mallory Ortberg merges literary essays with memoir about his transgender journey in Minor Feelings. Something That May Shock & Discredit You.
Politics.Craig Fehrman explores the lives of presidents through their own books in
while Ben Cohen chronicles the highest court’s rightward swing in Author in Chief Supreme Inequality. Washington Post columnist EJ Dionne gives progressives and moderates hope this election year in and former Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer offers Democrats a playbook to win in 2020 in Code Red Untrumping America. New York Times columnist Ross Douthat offers prescriptions for what ails us in In The Decadent Society. David Enrich exposes the links between Deutsche Bank and Donald Trump, and Jill Wine-Banks looks back at her role as a special prosecutor during Nixon’s obstruction of justice trial in Dark Towers, Watergate Girl. Continue reading “New Nonfiction Roundup – February 2020”
PEAK PICKS.Two memoirs from titans in the music industry join Peak Picks this “Rocktober”:
by Prince and The Beautiful Ones by Elton John. Bill Bryson’s latest, a guide to Me and comedian Ali Wong’s first book, The Body will delight readers, while Rachel Maddow will infuriate news junkies with an expose on Big Oil in Dear Girls, Seattleite Timothy Egan embarks on Blowout. along the Via Francigena, and David Workman and Suquamish Tribe chairman Leonard Forsman honor the Salish Sea in A Pilgrimage to Eternity We Are Puget Sound. Continue reading “New Nonfiction Roundup – October 2019”
Three memoirs from adult children about a parent. Three books to challenge white readers about race. Two titles examine what works, and what doesn’t, in educating our children. And a quirky new guide to Seattle. All are coming your way this August!
Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley’s manifesto against Trump’s war on migrant families is a timely polemic. America is Better Than This.
Desiree Nielsen presents more than 100 plant-based, anti-inflammatory recipes for optimal health. Eat More Plants. Continue reading “New Nonfiction Roundup – August 2019”
What’s new in nonfiction this July? Page-turning chronicles of crises close to home and abroad, women stepping out of the shadow of men, and a pair of graphic adaptations highlight the best this month has to offer.
A graphic guide to making better decisions, from Dan Ariely Amazing Decisions. ( Predictably Irrational ).
Historian Steven M. Gillon looks at the life and legacy of John F. Kennedy Jr. America’s Reluctant Prince.
Maureen Callahan delivers a gripping true crime tale of serial killer Israel Keyes. American Predator. Continue reading “New Nonfiction Roundup – July 2019”
Chris Guillebeau features 100 stories of regular people launching successful side businesses. 100 Side Hustles.
Nnedi Okorafor examines how limitation and hardship in the lives of artists fuel their work. Broken Places & Outer Spaces.
Explores how one of the first group of hackers came to lead the charge for cyber security from Joseph Menn. Cult of the Dead Cow.
A collection of comedic and introspective essays by social media influencer Lejuan James about growing up Hispanic in the US. Definitely Hispanic.
. Photographer Chris Arnade presents portraits of America’s poor, drug-addicted, and forgotten, both urban and rural, blue state and red state. Dignity Continue reading “New Nonfiction Roundup – June 2019”