New Nonfiction Books for Adults
Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Nonfiction books for adults.
Take A Picture, It Lasts Longer
"These stories are a mining of memory and an exploration in how to tell the story that I need to tell. They span the lightness of a summer road trip to the darkness of the loss of of something dear and tender. I can safely say that most of these stories are true with some details brushed under the rug, and some brought to the light."--Page 2 of cover.
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A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Life
The initial issue of this zine was made during Novel Writing Month 2007. Kisha, now in her late twenties, writes about growing up on welfare, skipping a grade, childhood illnesses, being bullied, sexual harassment, and body image issues in elementary school and junior high.
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The Beauty of Living Twice
The Nobel Peace Summit Award-winning actress, activist, and humanitarian chronicles her efforts to recover and rebuild after a massive stroke, discussing how her health challenges were also shaped by industry standards, childhood traumas, and family bonds.
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Rocks, Minerals & Geology of the Pacific Northwest
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Who Will Pay Reparations on My Soul?
"This is a very smart and soulful book. Jesse McCarthy is a terrific essayist." --Zadie Smith. A supremely talented young critic's essays on race and culture, from Toni Morrison to trap, herald the arrival of a major new voice in American letters.
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"...a collection of touching and hilarious personal essays, stories, poems--accompanied by his trademark illustrations--covering topics such as mental health, happiness, and what it means to belong."--
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"Unstoppable is the ultimate immigrant story and an epic David-and-Goliath adventure. While American teens were socializing in ice cream parlors, Siggi was suffering beatings by Nazi hoodlums for being a Jew and was soon deported along with his family to the darkest place the world has ever known: Auschwitz. Siggi used his wits to stay alive, pretending to have trade skills the Nazis could exploit to run the camp. After two death marches and near starvation, he was liberated from camp Mauthausen and went to work for the US Army hunting Nazis, a service that earned him a visa to...
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"Blending behavioral science and design, Leidy Klotz's Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less offers a scientific appreciation of why we underuse subtraction-and how to access its untapped potential. When humans solve problems, we overlook an incredibly powerful option: We don't subtract. We pile on "to-dos" but don't consider "stop-doings." We create incentives for high performance, but don't get rid of obstacles to our goals. Whether considering a stack of Legos, preparing a grilled cheese sandwich, or writing an essay, Leidy Klotz shows that we consistently overlook the principle of subtraction as a way to improve. Our mental preference for addition-for...
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Zero Proof Cocktails
"90 no-alcohol cocktail recipes from top bartenders across the country"--
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