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April 2016

New Nonfiction (with commentary): 4 April 2016

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; sorry for the lack of commentary this week, but the weekend kind of got away from me.

Aldrin, Buzz – No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon
Cooper, Anderson – The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss
Darling, Ron – Game 7, 1986: Failure and Triumph in the Biggest Game of My Life [Baseball memoir, by New York Mets pitcher Darling.]
Diaz, Cameron and Sandra Bark – The Longevity Book: The Biology of Resilience, the Privilege of Time, and the New Science of Aging [350,000 first printing.]
Draut, Tamara – Sleeping Giant: How the New Working Class Will Transform America [Draut is also the author of the book Strapped: Why America's 20- and 30-somethings Can't Get Ahead.]
Ericsson, Anders & Robert Pool – Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise [From Amazon: "From the world’s reigning expert on expertise comes a powerful new approach to mastering almost any skill." Brother. Just reading the phrase "expert on expertise" makes me want to become an expert on punching experts on expertise.]
Fuhrman, Joel – The End of Heart Disease
Guillebeau, Chris – Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do
Harrison, Kathryn – True Crimes: A Family Album [Harrison's a big name in memoirs--known particularly for The Kiss, a "true story about a woman who slept with her father."]
Holt, Nathalia – Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Huffington, Arianna – The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time
Jahren, Hope – Lab Girl
Jayne, Samantha – Quarter Life Poetry: Poems for the Young, Broke and Hangry [This one's getting a lot of press. Here's the sort of thing you can expect.]
Lillien, Lisa – Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry: Healthy Recipes for Clean Eating in the Real World
Lyons, Dan – Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble
McBride, James – Kill ‘Em and Leave: Searching for the Real James Brown [McBride is also the author of the fantastic memoir The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother.]
Passan, Jeff – The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of Baseball’s Most Valuable Commodity
Pezzullo, Ralph – Left of Boom: How a Young CIA Case Officer Penetrated the Taliban and Al-Qaeda
Raeburn, Paul & Kevin Zollman – The Game Theorist’s Guide to Parenting: How the Science of Strategic Thinking Can Help You Deal with the Toughest Negotiators You Know—Your Kids
Rickards, James – The New Case for Gold
Scott, Jonathan & Drew – Dream Home: The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House
Siegel, Kate – Mother, Can You Not? [From Amazon: "Based on the wildly popular Instagram account @CrazyJewishMom."]
Soukup, Ruth – Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind, and Soul [Expect to see a lot of uncluttering books in the wake of Marie Kondo's bestseller.]
Stahl, Lesley – Becoming Grandma [250,000 first printing.]
Tassler, Nina – What I Told My Daughter: Lessons from Leaders on Raising the Next Generation of Empowered Women
Tuteur, Amy, M.D. – Push Back: Guilt in the Age of Natural Parenting
Wheelan, Charles – Naked Money: A Revealing Look at What It Is and Why It Matters
Williams-Paisley, Kimberly – Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again
Wilson, Katherine – Only in Naples: Lessons in Food and Famiglia from My Italian Mother-in-Law
Ying, Chris – The Wurst of Lucky Peach: A Treasury of Encased Meat [A cookbook/scrapbook about sausages.]

So, what do you think? Anything look good there?

Link: Review of the new book "Empire of Things."

In Monday's New Nonfiction list, I said that Frank Trentmann's title Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First sounded interesting. And now here's a review of it that really makes me want to read it!*

*And this is not an April Fools joke. I always used to hate April Fools' Day, but last night CRjr was running around saying nonsensical (and to him, hilarious) things, and then shouting, "April Fools!" It made me feel a bit more warmly towards April 1.