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.
Bondy, Filip – The Pine Tar Game: The Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and Baseball’s Most Absurd and Entertaining Controversy[Yeah, baseball books, I'm just not in the mood lately. I'll admit it, without Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte around, I just can't get myself to care.]
Bryan, Daniel with Craig Tello - Yes! My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of WrestleMania - [200,000 first printing. I'm going to let that speak for itself.]
Day, Michael - Being Berlusconi: The Rise and Fall from Cosa Nostra to Bunga Bunga [About three-time Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.]
Dickey, Christopher - Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South [From the ad copy: "Between the Confederacy and recognition by Great Britain stood one unlikely Englishman who hated the slave trade." This is one Civil War book I might actually want to read.]
Finnegan, William - Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life [This one is getting a whole lot of press. Finnegan's better known as a war reporter, but this one is a memoir of his youth and surfing.]
Goodwin, Robert - Spain: The Center of the World, 1519–1682
Kim, Eunsun with Sébastien Falletti, Translated by David Tian - A Thousand Miles to Freedom [About the author's escape from North Korea.]
Norwich, John Julius -Sicily: An Island at the Crossroads of History [Looks good, but 400 pages, wow. I may not have the time for this right now.]
Sings, Miranda -Selp-Helf [Humor/memoir from a YouTube star.]
So. What do you think? Anything look good there?