Ann Patchett as essayist.
Some new "meh" fiction for your consideration.

New Nonfiction (with commentary): 18 May 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.

Ariely, Dan - Irrationally Yours: On Missing Socks, Pickup Lines, and Other Existential Puzzles [Meh. Ariely had a hit with Predictably Irrational, but I thought it was kind of a snooze-fest.]
Axelrod, Alan - Lost Destiny: Joe Kennedy Jr. and the Doomed WWII Mission to Save London [Now this, actually, is WWII history I might read. Say what you will about the Kennedys, I have always thought, but they sure lost a lot of kids to public service.]
Bary, Rifqa - Hiding in the Light: Why I Risked Everything to Leave Islam and Follow Jesus
Bremmer, Ian - Superpower: Three Choices for America’s Role in the World - 50,000
Castor, Helen - Joan of Arc: A History [Oooh, a saint book. Those are catnip to Catholics.]
Cohen, Cole - Head Case: My Brain and Other Wonders [Memoir of a woman who was diagnosed as having a HOLE the size of a lemon in her head. I must have it.]
Crabb, David - Bad Kid: A Memoir [Per the descriptive copy: "honest and hilarious coming-of-age memoir from comedian, storyteller, and The Moth host David Crabb tells a universally resonant story about growing up gay and Goth in San Antonio, Texas"]
Gaye, Jan - After the Dance: My Life with Marvin Gaye [Love Marvin Gaye, don't know anything about him. Will look into this.]
Goldfarb, Ron, ed. - After Snowden: Privacy, Secrecy, and Security in the Information Age [I feel like I need to read a good book ON Snowden first.]
Gornick, Vivian - The Odd Woman and the City [Gornick's a well-known journalist and memoirist; this is about her life in--where else--New York City.]
Graceffa, Joey - In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World [Memoir of a twenty-three-year-old YouTube star; 75,000 first printing.]
Inskeep, Steve - Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab
Jobb, Dean - Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation
Malkin, Michelle - Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs [From Amazon: "Firebrand conservative columnist, commentator, Internet entrepreneur, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Michelle Malkin tells the fascinating, little-known stories of the inventors who have contributed to American exceptionalism and technological progress. From me: Uch. 200,000 first printing.]
Popper, Nathaniel - Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money
Sawchik, Travis - Big Data Baseball: Math, Miracles, and the End of a 20-Year Losing Streak
Sekulow, Jay - Power Trip
Sietsema, Robert - New York in a Dozen Dishes
Silver, Tosha - Change Me Prayers: The Hidden Power of Spiritual Surrender
Suzuki, Wendy - Healthy Brain, Happy Life: A Personal Program to Make You Fitter, Smarter, and Happier
Talgam, Itay - The Ignorant Maestro: How Great Leaders Inspire Unpredictable Brilliance
Vance, Ashlee - Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future [75,000 first printing.]

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