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.
Arnold, Jennifer - Life Is Short (No Pun Intended): Love, Laughter, and Learning to Enjoy Every Moment [Memoir/self-help by the star of TLC's reality TV show "The Little Couple"]
Carolla, Adam - Daddy, Stop Talking [Ugh, Adam Carolla. I am not a fan. This is a daddy memoir/parenting manual, and here's the annoying ad copy: "Adam rips parenthood a new one, telling it straight about what adults must do if they don’t want to have to support their kids forever." 150,000 first printing.]
Hart, Mamrie - You Deserve A Drink: Boozy Misadventures and Tales of Debauchery [Drinking stories from a YouTube star, 100,000 first printing. Wow, YouTubers are really getting big deals.]
Holland, Mina - The World on a Plate: 40 Cuisines, 100 Recipes, and the Stories Behind Them
Kenney, Lynne & Wendy Young - Bloom: 50 Things to Say, Think, and Do with Anxious, Angry, and Over-the-Top Kids
Marsh, Henry - Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery [I hate doctors and the medical establishment. Yet books on medicine and medical memoirs are total catnip for me. This one's by a brain surgeon, and I will be checking it out.]
McNish, Jacquie and Sean Silcoff - Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry [Business history, a nonfiction subgenre that can be surprisingly interesting.]
Offerman, Nick - Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers [Humor, by one of the stars of "Parks and Recreation," telling the stories of 21 of Offerman's favorite American icons.]
Otis, Ginger Adams - Firefight: The Century-Long Battle to Integrate New York's Bravest [Labor history, which can also make for surprisingly good reading. This one's about the FDNY.]
Trennert, Jason DeSena - My Side of the Street: Why Wolves, Flash Boys, Quants, and Masters of the Universe Don't Represent the Real Wall Street
Tworkowski, Jamie - If You Feel Too Much: Thoughts on Things Found and Lost and Hoped For [Memoir and inspiration from the founder of the To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) organization, which is an internationally-recognized leader in suicide prevention.]
Virgin, JJ - JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook
Webb, Brandon - Among Heroes: A U.S. Navy SEAL’s True Story of Friendship, Heroism, and the Ultimate Sacrifice [150,000 first printing.]
So. What do you think? Anything look good there?