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Wrapping with Fabric Your Complete Guide to Furoshiki: The Japanese Art of Wrapping by Etsuko Yamada, Kanji Okamoto (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on March 6, 2015 tagged art • nonfiction
Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck by Amy Alkon (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on February 13, 2015 tagged nonfiction
I Heart My Little A-Holes A bunch of holy-crap moments nobody ever told you about parenting by Karen Alpert (2014)
Reviewed by darcy on January 16, 2015 tagged essays • nonfiction
No-Drama Discipline The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel, Tina Payne Bryson (2014)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by saracole on January 16, 2015 tagged nonfiction • science
Think Like a Freak The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on January 9, 2015 tagged essays • nonfiction
The Gifts of Imperfection Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown (2010)
Reviewed by lynn on January 9, 2015 tagged nonfiction
CCCP Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed by Frederic Chaubin (2011)
Reviewed by robert on January 2, 2015 tagged art • coffee table book • nonfiction
A coffee table book featuring photographs of space age architecture from the last decades of the Soviet Union.
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.
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.
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.
Claim of Privilege A Mysterious Plane Crash, a Landmark Supreme Court Case, and the Rise of State Secrets, by Barry Siegel (2008)
Reviewed by lynn on November 28, 2014 tagged nonfiction
The crash of an Air Force B-29 and the U.S. v. Reynolds decision, which allows the government to keep its secrets.
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.
Shady Characters The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols & Other Typographical Marks by Keith Houston (2013)
Reviewed by robert on November 7, 2014 tagged nonfiction
Stories of how punctuation symbols were born and developed.
Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, Hayelin Choi (2014)
Reviewed by craigseasholes on November 7, 2014 tagged cookbook • nonfiction • picture book
A trip with chef Alice Waters in her pursuit of fresh, local ingredients for her restaurant and her school programs.
Harlan Ellison's Watching by Harlan Ellison (2008)
Reviewed by lynn on October 24, 2014 tagged essays • nonfiction
A collection of essays on film that are full of personal anecdotes, scathing criticism, and rants against ignorance.
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.
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.
Infinite City A San Francisco Atlas by Rebecca Solnit (2010)
Reviewed by wally on September 5, 2014 tagged art • essays • nonfiction
Cartographers, artists, and writers show views of San Francisco through unique maps and essays.
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.
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.
World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements by John Hunter (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on August 29, 2014 tagged nonfiction
A veteran teacher shares what he’s learned by having his students play a game to solve the world’s crises.
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.
Never Mind The Bullocks One Girl's 10,000 km Adventure around India in the World's Cheapest Car by Vanessa Able (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 29, 2014 tagged nonfiction
A travel writer’s adventures driving the world’s cheapest car around India by herself.
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.
Enduring Courage Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed by John F. Ross (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 15, 2014 tagged biography • nonfiction
Eddie Rickenbacker was a mechanic, race driver, WWI ace, automobile manufacturer, and president of Eastern Airlines.
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.
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.
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.
Knitting Yarns Writers on Knitting by Ann Hood (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on August 1, 2014 tagged essays • nonfiction
Writers write about why they knit: stress relief, connecting with friends, grief, and getting through crises.
Learn to Program Second Edition by Chris Pine (2009)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on July 25, 2014 tagged nonfiction
A thorough but lighthearted approach to learning programming using the language Ruby.
Hippos Can’t Swim and other fun facts by Lara Lyn DiSiena, Hannah Eliot, Pete Oswald (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on July 4, 2014 tagged nonfiction • picture book
A fun, illustrated book of odd facts about animals we think we already know.
Gaysia Adventures in the Queer East by Benjamin Law (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on July 4, 2014 tagged nonfiction
A gay Australian travels around Asia to see how gays are viewed and treated in different countries.
The Hippest Trip in America Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture and Style by Nelson George (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on June 27, 2014 tagged nonfiction
The history of the influential TV show Soul Train and its influence on American culture.
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.
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.
Why We Get Fat And What To Do About It by Gary Taubes (2011)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on June 13, 2014 tagged nonfiction
The conventional wisdom on weight loss is not supported by science or history. Here’s what is.
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.
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.
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte (2001)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on May 30, 2014 tagged nonfiction
How to convey numerical data as effectively and meaningfully as possible.