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2014 in Reading: Favorite Nonfiction

New Nonfiction (with commentary): 13 April 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 is commentary.

Anderson, Pam - Three Many Cooks: One Mom, Two Daughters: Their Shared Stories of Food, Faith & Family [This is not by Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson. I checked.]
Baxter, John - Five Nights in Paris: After Dark in the City of Light [I always think I should read some more books about Paris and France, but I never do.]
Branch, Miko - Miss Jessie's: Creating a Successful Business from Scratch---Naturally
Brooks, David - The Road to Character [Ugh. David Brooks. See Matt Taibbi on this "cultural conservative."]
Cox, Tom - The Good, the Bad, and the Furry: Life with the World's Most Melancholy Cat [Feel-good books about pets often annoy me, but I'll admit I had a soft spot for Dewey, the library cat.]
Eklund, Fredrik - The Sell: The Secrets of Selling Anything to Anyone [I am the world's worst salesperson, but I read a ridiculous number of selling how-tos. I'll probably look at this one too.]
Glatt, John - The Lost Girls: The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Rescue of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus [I simply do not have the heart for this one.]
Grimsley, Jim - How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood
Hammer, Langdon - James Merrill: Life and Art
Jacoby, Richard - Sugar Crush: How to Reduce Inflammation, Reverse Nerve Damage, and Reclaim Good Health [Easter has shown me that I have a serious sugar/candy problem, so yeah, I'll probably look at this one too.]
Jeremiah, David - A. D.: The Revolution That Changed the World
Karlson, Kevin; Rosselet, Dale - Peterson Reference Guides: Birding by Impression
Kramer, Bruce H. - We Know How This Ends: Living While Dying [A memoir of living with ALS.]
Kramer, Joan - In the Company of Legends
Kruse, Kevin - One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America [Morbid curiosity will probably compel me to look at this one.]
Martin, Richard - Coal Wars:The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet [Ditto from above.]
McDougall, Christopher - Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance [McDougall had a bit hit a few years back with the NF title "Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen.]
Meisler, Stanley - Shocking Paris: Soutine, Chagall and the Outsiders of Montparnasse
Mulgrew, Kate - Born with Teeth: A Memoir [Actress memoir.]
Perrette, Pauley - Donna Bell's Bake Shop
Quartz, Steven and Anette Asp - Cool: How the Brain's Hidden Quest for Cool Drives Our Economy and Shapes Our World [If my brain actually craves cool I'm sure my life is really, really disappointing it.]
Roberts, Cokie - Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868 [I'm somewhat annoyed that Cokie keeps pumping out these works of somewhat fluffy history, but actually, I kind of enjoyed her first book, Founding Mothers.]
Rowling, J. K. - Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination [Oh brother, here come the graduation books. Here's an 80-pager comprised of Rowling's commencement speech at Harvard in 2008.]
Schlapman, Kimberly and Martha Foose - Oh Gussie! Cooking and Visiting in Kimberly’s Southern Kitchen
Slayton, Marina and Gregory - Be the Best Mom You Can Be: A Practical Guide to Raising Whole Children in a Broken Generation
Somers, Suzanne - Tox-sick: From Toxic to Not Sick
Stanford, Frank - What about This: The Collected Poems of Frank Stanford
Tamny, John - Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You about Economics [I'm one of the only people on Earth who did not enjoy Freakonomics, so this will probably not be for me.]
Teege, Jennifer - My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past [This one's been getting a lot of press.]
Villani, Cédric ; Tr. French by Malcolm DeBevoise - Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure
Wachsmann, Nikolaus - KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps
Welch, Jack & Suzy - The Real-Life MBA [500,000 first printing, but uch, Jack Welch. Former CEO of GE. Here's a quote from the Wikipedia page about him: "Welch has stated that he is not concerned with the discrepancy between the salaries of top-paid CEOs and those of average workers."]

So. What do you think? Anything look good there?