A weekly series, published each Monday, sharing a selected list of new nonfiction titles to be published during the week. List originally published at The Reader's Advisor Online. Text in bold is commentary.
Coppins, McKay – The Wilderness: Deep Inside the Republican Party’s Combative, Contentious, Chaotic Quest to Take Back the White House. I don't want to go deep inside the Republican Party's anything.
Crabapple, Molly – Drawing Blood. Here's the ad copy at Amazon: "From a young age, Molly Crabapple had the eye of an artist and the spirit of a radical. After a restless childhood on New York’s Long Island, she left America to see Europe and the Near East, a young artist plunging into unfamiliar cultures, notebook always in hand, drawing what she observed." I have no idea who she is, and that description didn't really turn me on, but she also has a blurb from Matt Taibbi, who I love. I suppose I should check it out.
David, Saul – Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe Airport, the Most Audacious Hostage Rescue Mission in History
Eicher, David J. – The New Cosmos: Answering Astronomy’s Big Questions
Hall, Donald – The Selected Poems of Donald Hall
Martha Stewart Wedding editors – Martha Stewart Weddings: Ideas and Inspiration. My favorite thing about being married is knowing I'll never have to plan another wedding.
Meyer, Joyce – Power Words: What You Say Can Change Your Life. I already know this, since I swore in front of CRjr last month and he has spent most of this month screaming the word (in context and with perfect inflection, mind you, even when used differently) I let slip out. But really: Joyce Meyer is a popular inspirational writer so this will probably be a big title.
Southern Living editors: Southern Living 2015 Annual Recipes
Von Teese, Dita – Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour. Celebrity beauty guide. Here's her Wikipedia bio: "Dita Von Teese (born Heather Renée Sweet; September 28, 1972) is an American burlesque dancer, model, costume designer, entrepreneur and occasional actress She is thought to have helped repopularize burlesque performance, and was formerly married to Marilyn Manson."
So. What do you think? Anything look good there?