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New Nonfiction: 2 March 2015

A new 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. Highlighting reflects titles I'll be trying to get from the library.

  • Alda, Arlene - Just Kids from the Bronx (Just looked this up--Arlene is Mrs. Alan Alda, interesting, and this is an oral history. I must have it!)
  • Barry, Dave - Live Right And Find Happiness (Although Beer Is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings from Dave Barry (My first thought here was, huh, Dave Barry's still alive. Not very nice, I know.)
  • Bissonnette, Zac - Great Beanie Baby Bubble
  • Cordain, Loren - Real Paleo Diet Cookbook: 250 All-new Recipes from the Paleo Expert
  • Coupland, Douglas, Hans Ulrich Obrist, & Shumon Basar - Age Of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present (I have no idea what this is about, but I've liked Coupland ever since I liked his novel Generation X.)
  • Dasher, Courtney - Tuna Melts My Heart: The Underdog With the Overbite
  • De Angelis, Barbara - Soul Shifts: Transformative Wisdom for Creating a Life of Authentic Awakening, Emotional Freedom & Practical Spirituality
  • Henderson, Bruce - Rescue at Los Baños: The Most Daring Prison Camp Raid of World War II
  • Holland, Julie - Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You're Taking, the Sleep You're Missing, the Sex You're Not Having, and What's Really Making You Crazy (Yes, I will be getting this one, you can stop your subtle hinting.)
  • Little, Benilde - Welcome to My Breakdown
  • Lyndsey, Anna - Girl in the Dark: A Memoir
  • MacDonald, Helen - H Is for Hawk
  • Morin, Brit - Homemakers: A Domestic Handbook for a New Generation (Ugh, I should get this, but let's face it, I'm old generation and not much of a homemaker to boot.)
  • Parr, Ben - Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention (A book on public speaking, maybe? I am addicted to public speaking manuals.)
  • Potter, Jennifer - Seven Flowers: and How They Shaped the World (Ugh. Microhistory. Not for me, but perhaps you like microhistories?)
  • Reid, L. A. - L. A. Confidential
  • Schlender, Brent - Becoming Steve Jobs  
  • Schneier, Bruce - Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World (Oh yeah, a downer tech book, I'm all over it.)
  • Slack, Charles - Liberty's First Crisis: Adams, Jefferson, and the Misfits Who Saved Free Speech (I liked Slack's history of Hetty Green, the "world's greatest miser" and stock market master, so this is history I might try.)
  • Smith, Ian K. - Shred Diet Cookbook
  • Vance, Ashlee - Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

 So what do you think? Does anything look good?