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This holiday, give 's top nonfiction books to the person in your life who never stops learning! Keep them informed and interested with current events. The Top 50 greatest nonfiction books of all time determined by lists and articles from various critics, authors and experts. Best books in fiction, mystery, romance, science fiction, nonfiction, memoir, While delivering a riveting true-life thriller, Carreyrou's book doubles as a look at .

Get caught up in memoirs of life in a religious sect and growing up in poverty, honest examinations of failure and the vagina, and surprising looks at race science and censorship. Happy reading! She wanted to become one of the first women astronauts, and took part in a rigorous training and testing programme. But, just one week before the final phase of training, the programme was cancelled, with sexism winning out. Although she never got to go to space, her story is sure to inspire the next generation of female astronauts. Al-Kadhi is the founder of drag troupe Denim, and performs frequently as Glamrou. Covering religion, culture, sexual politics and more, this is moving exploration of the relationship between a mother and her child, and the life-long search for belonging. Perhaps the answer is: more than you would like. The Hotbed Collective, which began life as a podcast, examines the orgasm gap between women and men in its first book, More Orgasms Please. In Partition Voices, Puri records first-hand testimonies of those who experienced Partition, as well as the stories of their children and grandchildren, who have been shaped by the legacy of the split. That will all change this autumn thank goodness , when Face It is released.

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She interviewed former school teacher and principal Tate, who worked under the radar to secure educational resources for African-American students, over the course of two years to weave this colorful and engrossing tale. Comprehensive and sweeping, this biography from Stewart restores a sometimes neglected figure to his status as godfather of the Harlem Renaissance.

The first black Rhodes Scholar, Alain Locke is revealed here as a flawed but formidable intellectual figure and a trailblazer in African-American history.

With grace and compassion, music writer Hilburn captures the life of singer-songwriter Paul Simon, from his discovery by disc jockey Alan Freed in the s through his recent solo works and concert tours. Its novelistic approach is backed up with deep scholarship and original research, and its prose is by turns colorful and gripping.

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With dark humor and heartfelt insight, essayist Jamison recounts her path to recovery in this rich autobiographical study. Jamison is clear-eyed as she explores the link between drinking and creativity, intertwining her own story with profiles of such alcoholic writers as John Berryman, Raymond Carver, and Jean Rhys.

Hersh, legendary investigative journalist for the New York Times and the New Yorker , recounts his struggles uncovering—and getting into print—some of the biggest stories of the late 20th century, including the Watergate scandal and the My Lai massacre. Hersh is as straightforward and brutally honest here as he is in his reporting.

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As predictions of the outlook for climate change worsen, this look at how American shorelines have been affected by it only grows more urgent. Rush brings a literary sensibility and a depth of compassion to her reporting, sharing stories from coastal dwellers whose lives have already been irretrievably altered.

In this magisterial history, popular science writer Zimmer covers virtually all aspects of the study of heredity.

As he takes on topics that include the discredited science of eugenics and the emerging science of epigenetics, he shows how far humans have come, while also conveying how far there is to go, in understanding our individual and collective lineage.

Brennan-Jobs writes sincerely of her complex relationship with her father, Apple founder Steve Jobs. Brennan-Jobs is candid and direct as she writes of the loneliness and disappointment she experienced growing up with a mercurial, emotionally distant father whose affection she craved. Journalist Yang turns his critical eye on Asian-American experience and takes surprising stances. This uncommonly insightful analysis of U. New York magazine columnist Havrilesky invites readers into the contradictions of upper-middle-class American life, taking on the foodie movement, the ubiquity of Disney, and technologically enabled distraction, among other subjects.

Novelist Abdulali reflects with precision, compassion, and literary style on the discourse surrounding rape in various cultures. She draws on her own experiences being raped and coordinating a rape crisis center, interviews with others, and sociological data to discuss topics like responsibility, survivorship, and prevention, bringing clarity and grace to an often painful topic.

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Nonfiction Top Bad Blood: Read the Full Review site. Apple Books. The Big Fella: Bing Crosby: Read the Full Review Gary Giddins: Gary Giddins site.

The Dinosaur Artist: Read the Full Review Jurassic Intrigue: A Memoir Tara Westover Random House In this searing, vividly told memoir, Westover writes of growing up in a survivalist, religious fundamentalist family in the isolated Idaho mountains. Football for a Buck: Read the Full Review Out of Bounds: Sports Books site. How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence Michael Pollan Penguin Press Pollan helped bring psychedelic drugs back into the cultural conversation with this rollickingly entertaining yet informative look at their use throughout history, including his own mind-changing trips.

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Read the Full Review Unmasking Erasure: Alexander Chee site.

With unerring honesty and lively wit, Michelle Obama describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private. Anne Lamott calls for each of us to rediscover the nuggets of hope and wisdom that are buried within us that can make life sweeter than we ever imagined. Almost Everything pinpoints these moments of insight as it shines an encouraging light forward.

This beautifully illustrated book is a guide to its secrets and stories. Mya introduces the reader to mystical concepts that can be used to build spells and rituals. Featuring stories from the podcast Lore, Aaron Mahnke recounts captivating stories of the places where human evil has left a nefarious mark.

It brings us into the room as they make the most difficult decisions that face any President. From prizewinning economic historian Adam Tooze comes an eye-opening reinterpretation of the economic crisis and its ten-year aftermath as a global event that directly led to the shockwaves being felt around the world today.

With 75 all-new recipes, Melissa Clark brings her easy sophistication to comfort food classics for any electric pressure cooker, multicooker, or Instant Pot.

In , Shane Bauer was hired to work as an entry-level prison guard at a private prison in Louisiana. An award-winning investigative journalist, he now reveals a blistering indictment of the private prison system, and the powerful forces that drive it. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Educated is an unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.

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