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.
Ashe, Josh – Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure It [100,000 printing.]
Behar, Howard – The Magic Cup: A Business Parable About a Leader, a Team, and the Power of Putting People and Values First
Blanning, Tim – Frederick the Great: King of Prussia [I've not heard of him before, but if you look him up on Amazon, he's written quite a few histories. I'd like to check this one out, actually, but wow, 688 pages.]
Bryson, Francine – Country Cooking from a Redneck [I'd never heard of Bryson either--here's her ad copy: "Few people know that national pie champion Francine Bryson got her start on the cooking contest circuit at age sixteen with a savory stuffed pork loin—that won first place."]
Budig, Kathryn – Aim True: Love Your Body, Eat Without Fear, Nourish Your Spirit, Discover True Balance!
Burroughs, Augusten – Lust & Wonder [You know, just the other day I wondered what Augusten Burroughs was up to. I read a novel by an author named Rainbow Rowell, and the credit on her author photo is Augusten Burroughs. Is he taking photos and writing new books? This one by the popular memoirist is about "the development and demise of the different relationships he's had while living in New York."]
Conrad, Lauren – Lauren Conrad Celebrate [Wow, 200,000 first printing.]
Donofrio, Jeanine – The Love & Lemons Cookbook: An Apple-to-Zucchini Celebration of Impromptu Cooking
Hochschild, Adam – Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939 [This one's been getting a lot of attention.]
Hollwich, Matthias and Bruce Mau Design – New Aging: Live Smarter Now to Live Better Forever
Kearney, Kirsten – Block Wonders: How to Build Super Structures in Minecraft
Kienzle, Rich – The Grand Tour: The Life and Music of George Jones
Mitchell, Andie – A Mostly Wholesome Cookbook
Orenstein, Peggy – Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape [This one's getting a lot of press too. I liked her book Cinderella Ate My Daughter; I'd like to get this one too.]
Smith, Keri – The Wander Society [Evidently this one is about Walt Whitman--and his Wander Society?--or something. I am too tired tonight to try and figure it out, and even this author's blurb confuses me: "Keri Smith is a bestselling author, illustrator, and thinker. Her books include Wreck This Journal, This is Not a Book, How to Be an Explorer of the World, Mess, Finish This Book, The Pocket Scavenger, Wreck This Journal Everywhere, Everything Is Connected, The Imaginary World of... as well as Wreck This App, This is Not an App, and the Pocket Scavenger app." Somebody must know her stuff, though--this one got a 200,000 first printing. That's huge.]
Trentmann, Frank – Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First [This one sounds interesting. Anyone heard of this Frank Trentmann?]
Williams, Steve – Out of the Rough: Inside the Ropes with the World’s Greatest Golfers
Wittman, Robert K. & David Kinney – The Devil’s Diary : Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich
So, what do you think? Anything look good there?