Cole Cohen's Head Case: Oh my God, read it.
Jared Stone's Year of the Cow: Skip it.

New Nonfiction (with commentary): 17 August 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.

Bauer, Juli – Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook: Over 100 Gluten-Free Recipes to Help You Shine from Within
Beck, Glenn – It IS About Islam: Exposing the Truth About ISIS, Al Qaeda, Iran, and the Caliphate [You'll forgive me if I can't take a book about Islam by right-wing commentator Beck seriously, won't you?]
Kaplan, Janice – The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life [I weary of these Gretchen Rubin-esque "get a happier attitude" books. I figure, I'll get a better attitude when other people start falling in line. Way easier than changing my own behavior.]
Kelly, Matthew – Rediscover Jesus [Religious nonfiction from a Catholic author.]
Lieven, Dominic – The End of Tsarist Russia: The March to World War I and Revolution [Love Russian history, but certainly not because it is upbeat. Russia has had a tough few centuries.]
Maxwell, John C. – JumpStart Your Growth [Am I going to need special jumper cables for that?]
Orr, David – The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong [A "cultural biography" of Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken," which of course includes the famous lines "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--I took the one less traveled by."]


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