Lost Girls, by Robert Kolker: True crime you simply must read.
Book Menage Day One: Thomas Keenan's Technocreep and John Scalzi's Old Man's War

New Nonfiction (with commentary): 3 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.

Ananthaswamy, Anil - The Man Who Wasn’t There: Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self [From the ad copy: "In the tradition of Oliver Sacks, a tour of the latest neuroscience of schizophrenia, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, ecstatic epilepsy, Cotard’s syndrome, out-of-body experiences, and other disorders"]
Badkhen, Anna - Walking with Abel: Journeys with the Nomads of the African Savannah [More ad copy: "An intrepid journalist joins the planet’s largest group of nomads on an annual migration that, like them, has endured for centuries."]
Burke, Monte - Saban: The Making of a Coach - [A biography of Nick Saban, University of Alabama football coach. I am beyond NOT INTERESTED. 100,000 first printing.]
Canfield, Jack - The 30-Day Sobriety Solution - [I really hope never to need this one, unless they're talking sobriety from sugar or YouTube binge-watching. 150,000 first printing.]
Casey, Susan - Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins [Wow, go look at the cover of this one. Beautiful. 125,000 first printing.]
Diamant, Jeff – Heist: The Oddball Crew Behind the $17 Million Loomis Fargo Theft [This is actually a reprint of a 2002 book; not sure why they're reprinting it. I've read it and enjoyed it quite a bit. "Heist" books like this one can be a good way to read True Crime without things getting too gruesome.]
Downs, Paul - Boss Life: Surviving My Own Small Business [Written by a furniture business owner who writes a column on business ownership for the New York Times. 50,000 first printing.]
Elliott, Martha - Man In The Monster: An Intimate Portrait of a Serial Killer [About Michael Ross, a rapist and murderer whose death sentence was overturned, but who then requested that he be executed anyway. I might have to look at this one. For better or worse, I am in a True Crime mood lately.]
Gifford, Justin - Street Poison: The Biography of Iceberg Slim [About "Iceberg Slim, né Robert Beck, author of the multimillion-copy memoir Pimp and such equally popular novels as Trick Baby and Mama Black Widow"]
Jackson, Shirley - Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings [OH MY GOD I MUST HAVE IT. NOW. I love Shirley Jackson.]
Jakes, T. D. - Destiny: Step Into Your Purpose [Jakes is a bestselling inspirational author.]
Levin, Mark – Plunder and Deceit [Levin is a conservative writer; this one's about big government.]
Prizant, Bary M. - Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism - [75,000 first printing.]
Rubin, Robert Alden - Going to Hell in a Hen Basket - ["An illustrated dictionary of modern malapropisms." I should be interested but I'm not.]
Ruiz, Dulce Candy - The Sweet Life: Find Passion, Embrace Fear, and Create Success on Your Own Terms [Ruiz is "one of the top beauty stars on YouTube." As is usually the case with self-help, just reading the subtitle exhausts me. I'm holding out for the self-help book that is simply subtitled: Getting to Bed on Time Every Night.]
Santamaria, Abigail - Joy: Poet, Seeker, and the Woman Who Captivated C.S. Lewis [About Joy Davidman, who married C.S. Lewis and was a writer in her own right. I really like C.S. Lewis and have always found their story an interesting one; I might look into this.]
Steinmetz, Greg - The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: The Life and Times of Jacob Fugger [Fugger was a Renaissance banker.]
Yoder, David -Pope Francis and the New Vatican [I'm even more in love with Frankie Argentina now that his approval rating in America is plunging--due at least in part to his stance on climate change and consumerism.]

So. What do you think? Anything look good there? (Incidentally: we'll start the Book Menage tomorrow. See you then!)