Time to get back on the horse, huh?*
A weekly series, published each Monday, sharing a selected list of new nonfiction titles to be published during that week. List originally published at The Reader's Advisor Online.
- Alther, Lisa & Françoise Gilot – About Women: Conversations Between a Writer and a Painter An American and a French women talk about making a living doing creative work, while making lives doing everything else. I'd like to get this one; I love nonfiction written as the result of conversations.
- Browder, Bill – Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice Business saga, set in Russia.
- D’Souza, Dinesh – Stealing America: What My Experience with Criminal Gangs Taught Me about Obama, Hillary, and the Democratic Party – 200,000 print run. Check out that title. Conservative commentator D'Souza will clearly stop at nothing to sell books. The story in brief: D'Souza was convicted in 2014 of one felony count of making illegal campaign contributions. He was sentenced to probation and eight months in a facility, referred to in his Amazon blurb as a "state-run confinement center," and at Wikipedia as a "halfway house."
- Franklin, Jonathan – 438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea
- Galaxy, Jackson and Kate Benjamin – Catify to Satisfy: Simple Solutions for Creating a Cat-Friendly Home
- Horne, Alistair – Hubris: The Tragedy of War in the Twentieth Century
- Kershaw, Ian – To Hell and Back: Europe 1914–1949 Kershaw is an extremely popular writer on all things WWII and Hitler
- McGilligan, Patrick – Young Orson: The Years of Luck and Genius on the Path to Citizen Kane
- Metcalf, Gabriel – Democratic by Design: How Carsharing, Co-ops and Community Land Trusts Are Reinventing America
- Reynolds, Burt – But Enough About Me – 250,000 print run. Actually, I kind of like Burt Reynolds, but instead of reading this, I might just watch "Smokey and the Bandit," which I don't think I've ever actually seen all the way through.
- Seibert, Brian – What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing - A while back I lived my dream and took some tap lessons. Boy, was I bad. That'll show me for trying to do physical activity voluntarily.
- Stein, Lorin, ed. – The Unprofessionals: New American Writing from the Paris Review
- Strand, Ginger – The Brothers Vonnegut: Science and Fiction in the House of Magic About Kurt and his older brother Bernard. I must have it.
- Timbaland – The Emperor of Sound: A Memoir – 50,000 first printing. Even if you think you don't know Timbaland, he's probably worked on music you've heard of. He's worked with Justin Timberlake, Jay Z, Brandy, LL Cool J, Nelly Furtado, Madonna, and a ton of others.
- Vecchione, Michael – Crooked Brooklyn: Taking Down Corrupt Judges, Dirty Politicians, Killers and Body Snatchers Ah, a nice light read. This will fit my current mood well.
So. What do you think? Anything look good there?
*Incidentally, thank you to everyone who checked in in the comments or on email. Not sure how regular posting will be right now but I did miss writing here, and chatting with you.