Cheryl Strayed's Wild: One of the more interesting books I've hated.
Rosemary Sullivan's Stalin's Daughter: Now THAT's a biography.

New Nonfiction (with commentary): 31 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.

Bacon, John U. – Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football [Oh snore, more football, I'm not from Michigan, etc. But still: 100,000 first printing.]
Brown, Nancy Marie – Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them ["In the early 1800's, on a Hebridean beach in Scotland, the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache: 93 chessmen carved from walrus ivory. Norse netsuke, each face individual, each full of quirks, the Lewis Chessmen are probably the most famous chess pieces in the world." I think I'll be checking this one out.]
Cheney, Dick & Liz – Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America [Good lord, is Dick Cheney still alive? Modern medicine has a lot to answer for.]
Edin, Kathryn J. & H. Lu – $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America [For some reason these types of books are candy to me. I'll have to look at it.]
Editors of the Old Farmers Almanac – The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2016
Guinness World Records 2016
Hirshman, Linda – Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World [Hirshman's a prolific investigative writer; best known perhaps for her book exhorting women to embrace outside childcare and go back to work, titled Get to Work.]
Kushner, Harold – Nine Essential Things I’ve Learned About Life [Self-help/inspirational from the rabbi author of When Bad Things Happen to GoodPeople.]
Le Guin, Ursula – Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story [Nonfiction on writing from the prolific and outspoken fantasy/SF novelist Le Guin.]
Meyer, Joyce – The Mind Connection; How the Thoughts You Choose Affect Your Mood, Behavior, and Decisions [Meyer's author info proclaims her to be "one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers."]
Moore, Susanna – Paradise of the Pacific: Approaching Hawaii [A new history of Hawaii from novelist and memoirist Moore.]
Naylor, Sean – Relentless Strike: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command – [125,000 first printing.]
Smith, Jeff – Mr. Smith Goes to Prison: : What My Year Behind Bars Taught Me About America’s Prison Crisis [I read a lot of True Crime, but I cannot read prison narratives. I just can't. It's a deal-breaker subject for me.]
Tett, Gillian – The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers [Are we still talking about silos? The author says that "this organizational structure results in both limited information and restricted thinking."]
Wilson, Andrew – Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin ["The first definitive biography of the iconic, notoriously private British fashion designer Alexander McQueen."]

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