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The Confidence Code The Science and Art of Self-Assurance -- What Women Should Know by Katty Kay, Claire Shipman (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on December 12, 2014 tagged nonfiction
An exploration of the nature of confidence as it relates to women in the workplace.
Can't we talk about something more PLEASANT? A Memoir by Roz Chast (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on December 5, 2014 tagged graphic novel • nonfiction
Cartoonist Roz Chast tries to deal with her proudly codependent parents as they age into their nineties.
For the Love of Baseball A Celebration of the Game That Connects Us All by Lee Gutkind, Andrew Blauner (2014)
Reviewed by danritchie on December 12, 2014 tagged essays • nonfiction
A collection of essays about baseball and its place in American life.
Grey Wolves The U-Boat War 1939-1945 by Philip Kaplan (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 14, 2014 tagged nonfiction
During WWII, German U-boats sank 2,779 ships, though most of the sailors who crewed the submarines didn’t survive.
The True American Murder and Mercy in Texas by Anand Giridharadas (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 28, 2014 tagged nonfiction
After 9/11 Mark Stroman got the death sentence for hunting “Arabs." One of his victims begged the courts for mercy.
Console Wars Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation by Blake J. Harris (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 30, 2014 tagged nonfiction
How Sega took on Nintendo in the early 1990s.
As You Wish Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes, Joe Layden (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on October 3, 2014 tagged nonfiction
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Princess Bride, including lots of Andre the Giant anecdotes.
All The Truth Is Out The Week Politics Went Tabloid by Matt Bai (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 29, 2014 tagged nonfiction
The truth about the Gary Hart / Donna Rice scandal that erupted during the 1988 Presidential race.
The Price of Silence by William D. Cohan (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 28, 2014 tagged nonfiction
When three Duke lacrosse players were accused of raping an exotic dancer, the media jumped on the story.
Deep Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves by James Nestor (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on September 5, 2014 tagged nonfiction • science
An exploration of the origins, rules, and dangers of freediving.
The Hotel on Place Vendome Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris by Tilar J. Mazzeo (2014)
Reviewed by wally on August 22, 2014 tagged nonfiction
Everyone who is anyone stayed at the Hotel Ritz in Paris in the first half of the 20th century.
Love Illuminated Exploring Life’s Most Mystifying Subject (With the Help of 50,000 Strangers) by Daniel Jones (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on September 5, 2014 tagged essays • nonfiction
Highlights from Daniel Jones’s “Modern Love” column about love and romance in contemporary America.
Billion Dollar Painter The Triumph and Tragedy of Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light by G. Eric Kuskey, Bettina Gilois (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on October 24, 2014 tagged art • nonfiction
The rise and fall of Thomas Kinkade, the Painter of Light, whose work made over $4 billion during his lifetime.
See How Much You Love Me by Amber Hunt (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on June 20, 2014 tagged coming of age • mystery • nonfiction
Teen Tyler Hadley invited his friends to a party at his house. Then he killed his mother and father with a hammer.
I Don't Care If We Never Get Back 30 Games in 30 Days on the Best Worst Baseball Road Trip Ever by Ben Blatt, Eric Brewster (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on March 6, 2015 tagged nonfiction
Fighting Fire! Ten of the Deadliest Fires in American History and How We Fought Them by Michael L. Cooper (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on November 13, 2015 tagged nonfiction
The Webcomics handbook by Brad Guigar (2014)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on June 20, 2014 tagged art • comic strips • nonfiction
How to make your own webcomic, from writing and drawing to technical details to making money.
Inside the Vault The True Story of a Master Bank Burglar by Amil Dinsio (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 1, 2014 tagged mystery • nonfiction
The story of two brothers who planned and executed an epic bank robbery after a tip from Jimmy Hoffa.
Raising My Rainbow Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son by Lori Duron (2013)
Reviewed by dawnrutherford on August 1, 2014 tagged nonfiction
As C.J. got older, he wanted only “girl” things, and his parents struggled with the best way to raise him.
When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky Two Artists, Their Ballet, and One Extraordinary Riot by Lauren Stringer (2013)
Reviewed by snow on August 9, 2013 tagged art • nonfiction • poetry
Crochet One-Skein Wonders: 101 Projects From Crocheters Around the World by Judith Durant, Edie Eckman (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on August 26, 2016 tagged nonfiction
The Initiates A Comic Artist and a Wine Artisan Exchange Jobs by Étienne Davodeau, Joe Johnson (2013)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on August 23, 2013 tagged art • graphic novel • nonfiction • science
David and Goliath Underdog, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on May 16, 2014 tagged essays • nonfiction
Malcolm Gladwell explains how some people and organizations succeed against impossible odds.
The Drunken Botanist The Plants That Create The World’s Great Drinks by Amy Stewart (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on June 21, 2013 tagged literary • nonfiction
America's National Parks A Pop-Up Book by Don Compton, Dave Ember, Bruce Foster (2013)
Reviewed by ang on April 11, 2014 tagged coffee table book • nonfiction • picture book
A pop-up book about National Parks styled after the WPA posters of the 1930s and ‘40s.
Drama High The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater by Michael Sokolove (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on June 6, 2014 tagged coming of age • nonfiction
A journalist revisits high school to showcase a drama teacher’s impact on students over a forty-year career.
Good Riddance An Illustrated Memoir of Divorce by Cynthia Copeland (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on May 17, 2013 tagged graphic novel • nonfiction
Cynthia Copeland shares the self-doubt, anguish and fears from her unexpected divorce and its aftermath.
You Don't Know Me but You Don't Like Me Phish, Insane Clown Posse, and My Misadventures with Two of Music's Most Maligned Tribes by Nathan Rabin (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on June 14, 2013 tagged nonfiction
World Rat Day Poems About Real Holidays You've Never Heard Of by J. Patrick Lewis, Anna Raff (2013)
Reviewed by snow on June 14, 2013 tagged nonfiction • picture book • poetry
The Smartest Kids in the World And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on April 4, 2014 tagged nonfiction
An examination of the world’s education superpowers, and a theory on why their students do so well.
Kings of the Road How Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, and Alberto Salazar Made Running Go Boom by Cameron Stracher (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on April 11, 2014 tagged nonfiction
The story of how running became a national obsession in the U.S.
The Reason I Jump The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old-Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida, David Mitchell, KA Yoshida (2013)
Reviewed by dawnrutherford on June 6, 2014 tagged biography • coming of age • nonfiction
Autism kept Naoki from communicating with his family, but he learned to write and published this book about himself.
Pretty Good Number One An American Family Eats Tokyo by Matthew Amster-Burton (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on August 15, 2014 tagged cookbook • nonfiction
An American family spends a month in Tokyo eating the best, worst, and most Japanese foods they can find.
Relentless From Good to Great to Unstoppable by Tim S. Grover, Kobe Bryant, Shari Wenk (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 22, 2013 tagged nonfiction
Tim Grover trains pro athletes to excel, and believes his philosophy is applicable to any endeavor.
The Elements of Typographic Style, Fourth Edition by Robert Bringhurst (2013)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on April 11, 2014 tagged nonfiction
Best practices for making your text come alive on the page. Choosing a font is just the beginning!