A weekly 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.
Beller, Rachel – Power Souping: 3-Day Detox, 3-Week Weight-Loss Plan
Bouchard, Loren – The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book [Ever seen "Bob's Burgers"? It's weirdly hilarious. This is a book of burger recipes, based on one of the show's running gags: the creatively named daily burger specials.]
Griffin, Brooke – Skinny Suppers [Does this recipe book have casseroles in it? Because the CRjrs are giving me serious pushback on casseroles. Which is unfortunate, because all I want to cook is casseroles. 75,000 first printing. Oh--just looked it up. Evidently the author runs a blog called Skinny Mom. And is skinny. Yeah, I hate her.]
King, Mervyn – The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking, and the Future of the Global Economy [Good old Merv, also known as The Baron King of Lothbury, was governor of the Bank of England for a decade.]
Lynch Michael P. – The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data [I have been reading so many depressing books about technology and the Internet that Mr. CR has begged me to stop bringing them home. I'm going to have to get this one though, too. Although Lynch is an author and a professor of philosophy, and I never do very well with philosophy books.]
MacLeod, D. Peter – Northern Armageddon: The Battle of the Plains of Abraham and the Making of the American Revolution [A history of a battle in the "Seven Years’ War (1754–1763) to win control of the trans-Appalachian region of North America"--which I had literally never heard of. You?]
Monro, Alexander – The Paper Trail: An Unexpected History of a Revolutionary Invention [Microhistory of paper.]
Morris, George H. – Unrelenting: The Real Story: Horses, Bright Lights and My Pursuit of Excellence [Autobiography of George Morris, "an American trainer and judge of horses and riders in the hunter and jumper disciplines."]
Purvis, Bill – Make a Break for It: Unleashing the Power of Personal and Spiritual Growth [Author copy: "Bill Purvis became pastor at Cascade Hills Church with no salary and only 32 people in the pews on Easter Sunday. He now ministers to over 8,000 people locally and has an international television audience through Trinity Broadcasting Network."]
Reid, David – The Brazen Age: New York City and the American Empire: Politics, Art, and Bohemia [A look at NYC between the years of 1945 and 1950.]
Robison, John Elder & Alvaro Pascual-Leon – Switched On: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening [Robison is Augusten Burroughs's brother, and wrote a memoir about his life with Asperger's, titled Look Me in the Eye. This evidently is a memoir about a treatment he received afterwards, called "transcranial magnetic stimulation." Could be interesting. 50,000 first printing.]
Singular, Stephen – Shadow on the Mountain: Nancy Pfister, Dr. William Styler, and the Murder of Aspen’s Golden Girl [True crime.]
Smith, Lee – Dimestore: A Writer’s Life [I've never read any of Smith's novels, but I do love a good literary autobiography.]
Walton, Bill – Back from the Dead [Sports memoir from NBA player Walton, perfectly timed for March Madness.]
So, what do you think? Anything look good there?