New Nonfiction Titles: Week of March 23, 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. Text in bold are titles with commentary.
Campbell, Thomas – The Campbell Plan: The Simple Way to Lose Weight and Reverse Illness, Using The China Study’s Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet
Flay, Bobby – Brunch at Bobby’s: 140 Recipes for the Best Part of the Weekend
Goldman, Katja, Judy Bernstein Bunzl, and Lisa Rotmil – The Community Table: Recipes and Stories from the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan and Beyond
Hargrove, John with Howard Chua-Eoan – Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish (Another title about whales I should check out, as CRjr is obsessed with whales, but this one doesn't sound very happy.)
Houston, Philip, Michael Floyd, and Susan Carnicero – Get the Truth: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Persuade Anyone To Tell All (This sounds intriguing, actually, but at my last job I worked with several colleagues who told me TOO MUCH, and that wasn't cool. Also: do we have to persuade anyone to tell all anymore? Don't we just go check their Facebook account and learn more than we ever wanted to know?)
Hsu, Huan – The Porcelain Thief: Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China
Podell, Albert – Around the World in 50 Years: My Adventure to Every Country on Earth (I don't read a lot of travel, actually, but this one might be fun.)
Schlender, Brett – Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader (Ugh, Steve Jobs. He's one of my reading topic "deal breakers"--I just don't want to read about him.)
Tack, Karen – Cake My Day! Easy, Eye-Popping Designs for Stunning, Fanciful, and Funny Cakes
Thomas, Abigail – What Comes Next and How to Like It: A Memoir (Here's how Amazon sums up this memoir: "What comes after the devastating loss of Abigail's husband, a process both sudden and slow? What form does her lifelong platonic friendship take after a certain line is crossed? How to cope with her daughter’s diagnosed illness? Or the death of her beloved dog?" Yeah, with memoirs, the blurbs help me decide almost immediately if I want or don't want to read them. I don't want to read this one.)
White, Kate, ed. – Mystery Writers of America Cookbook
So what do you think? Anything look good there?