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New Nonfiction (with commentary): 22 June 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.

Clay, Alexa  - The Misfit Economy: Lessons in Creativity from Pirates, Hackers, Gangsters and Other Informal Entrepreneurs
Fechtor, Jessica - Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals that Brought Me Home [Memoir by a woman who suffered a brain aneurysm at 28, and whose recovery included learning to stand at the stove and cook again.]
Goldstone, Nancy - The Rival Queens: Catherine de' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal that Ignited a Kingdom [Oooohhh, this sounds good, I think.]
Hepola, Sarah - Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget [Fairly self-explanatory title there. 200,000 first printing.]
Jamali, Naveed - How to Catch a Russian Spy: The True Story of an American Civilian Turned Double Agent[Here's the description: "or three nerve-wracking years, Naveed JamaliF spied on America for the Russians, trading thumb drives of sensitive technical data for envelopes of cash, selling out his own beloved country across noisy restaurant tables and in quiet parking lots. Or so the Russians believed. In fact, this young American civilian was a covert double agent working with the FBI."]
Madison, Holly - Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny [Memoir by the woman known as "Hugh Hefner's former #1 girlfriend." 100,000 first printing. Just thinking about Hugh Hefner makes me want to take a shower, so, probably won't pick it up.]
Oren, Michael B. - Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide [By the former Israeli ambassador to the United States.]
Robertson, Jep & Jessica - The Good, The Bad, and the Grace of God: What Honesty and Pain Taught Us About Faith, Family, and Forgiveness [Memoir about recovering from sexual and other abuse, by the youngest son of Phil Robertson--the star of reality show "Duck Dynasty"--100,000 first printing.]
Schickel, Richard - Keepers: The Greatest Films—and Personal Favorites—of a Moviegoing Lifetime
Sherman, Scott - Patience and Fortitude: Power, Real Estate, and the Fight to Save a Public Library [Of course, a must-read for librarian types. Here's the ad copy: "In a series of cover stories for The Nation magazine, journalist Scott Sherman uncovered the ways in which Wall Street logic almost took down one of New York City’s most beloved and iconic institutions: the New York Public Library."]

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