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February 17, 2018

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Popular Nonfiction books for adults

 

Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most popular Nonfiction Books for adults.

 

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Ready or Not!: 150+ Make-ahead, Make-over, and Make-now Recipes by Nom Nom Paleo

Ready or Not!: 150+ Make-ahead, Make-over, and Make-now Recipes by Nom Nom Paleo
Tam, Michelle

Ready or not, it's a new cookbook from the James Beard Award nominated creators of Nom Nom Paleo, the wildly popular blog, app, and New York Times bestselling cookbook! You know how it is: some days, you're fired up and ready to cook; other days, you dread the thought of making dinner. More often than not, you find yourself floating somewhere between inspiration and desperation. What's a crazy busy (but kind of lazy) home cook to do? The answer: pick up this book. Ready or Not makes healthy Paleo home cooking a breeze, no matter if there's time to prepare or just minutes to spare. Whether you're a fastidious planner or a last-minute improviser, you'll find plenty of deliciously nourishing options, from make-ahead feasts to lightning-fast leftover makeovers. Presented in Nom Nom Paleo's deliriously fun comic book style, Ready or Not makes Paleo cooking easy, no matter how much time you have. In fact, this cookbook is organized into color-coded sections to match your readiness level. Along with colorfully written and gorgeously photographed step-by-step recipes presented in a cheeky cartoon format, Ready or Not features kitchen hacks, Paleo ingredient guides, meal plans, shopping lists and more!


Format: Book
Holds: 105 on 21 copies

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Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-facts, and Fake News

Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-facts, and Fake News
Young, Kevin, 1970-

"Award-winning poet and critic Kevin Young traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phenomenon--the legacy of P.T. Barnum's 'humbug' culminating with the currency of Donald J. Trump's 'fake news'. Disturbingly, Young finds that fakery is woven from stereotype and suspicion, with race being the most insidious American hoax of all. He chronicles how Barnum came to fame by displaying figures like Joice Heth, a black woman whom he pretended was the 161-year-old nursemaid to George Washington, and 'What Is It?', an African American man Barnum professed was a newly discovered missing link in evolution. Bunk then turns to the hoaxing of history and the ways that forgers, plagiarists, and journalistic fakers invent backstories and falsehoods to sell us lies about themselves and about the world in our own time, from pretend Native Americans like Nasdijj to the deadly imposture of Clark Rockefeller, from the made-up memoirs of James Frey to the identity theft of Rachel Dolezal. This brilliant and timely work asks what it means to live in a post-factual world of 'truthiness' where everything is up for interpretation and everyone is subject to a pervasive cynicism that damages our ideas of reality, fact, and art."--Dust jacket flap.


Format: Book
Holds: 105 on 25 copies

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The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for your Instant Pot: 80 Easy and Delicious Plant-based Recipes That You Can Make in Half the Time

The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for your Instant Pot: 80 Easy and Delicious Plant-based Recipes That You Can Make in Half the Time
Hester, Kathy


Format: Book
Holds: 105 on 23 copies

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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Eddo-Lodge, Reni

In 2014, award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote on her blog about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren't affected by it. Her words hit a nerve. The post went viral and comments flooded in from others desperate to speak up about their own experiences. Galvanised, she decided to dig into the source of these feelings. Exploring issues from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Reni Eddo-Lodge has written a searing, illuminating, absolutely necessary examination of what it is to be a person of colour in Britain today.


Format: Book
Holds: 103 on 18 copies

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Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
Sapolsky, Robert M.

Why do we do the things we do? attempts to answer that question, looking at it from every angle. He hops back in time, in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its evolutionary legacy. The result is a dazzling tour of the science of human , a majestic synthesis that harvests cutting-edge research across a range of disciplines to provide a subtle and nuanced perspective on why we ultimately do the things we do-- for good and for ill.


Format: Book
Holds: 103 on 31 copies

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How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease

How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
Greger, Michael

"The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. Greger examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America -- heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson's, high blood pressure, and more -- and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives. The simple truth is that most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but bad at preventing chronic disease. By following Dr. Greger's advice, all of it backed up by strong scientific evidence, you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes to make to live longer."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 102 on 19 copies

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Feel Free: Essays

Feel Free: Essays
Smith, Zadie

"Since she burst spectacularly into view with her debut novel, White Teeth, almost two decades ago, Zadie Smith has established herself not just as one of the world's preeminent fiction writers, but also as a brilliant and singular essayist. She contributes regularly to The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books on a range of subjects, and each piece of hers is a literary event in its own right. Arranged into five sections--In the World, In the Audience, In the Gallery, On the Bookshelf, and Feel Free--this new collection poses questions we immediately recognize. What is The Social Network--and Facebook itself--really about? 'It's a cruel portrait of us: 500 million sentient people entrapped in the recent careless thoughts of a Harvard sophomore.' Why do we love libraries? 'Well-run libraries are filled with people because what a good library offers cannot be easily found elsewhere: an indoor public space in which you do not have to buy anything in order to stay.' What will we tell our granddaughters about our collective failure to address global warming? 'So I might say to her, look: the thing you have to appreciate is that we'd just been through a century of relativism and deconstruction, in which we were informed that most of our fondest-held principles were either uncertain or simple wishful thinking, and in many areas of our lives we had already been asked to accept that nothing is essential and everything changes--and this had taken the fight out of us somewhat.' Gathering in one place for the first time previously unpublished work, as well as already classic essays, such as, 'Joy,' and, 'Find Your Beach,' Feel Free offers a survey of important recent events in culture and politics, as well as Smith's own life. Equally at home in the world of good books and bad politics, Brooklyn-born rappers and the work of Swiss novelists, she is by turns wry, heartfelt, indignant, and incisive--and never any less than perfect company. This is literary journalism at its zenith."--Dust jacket.


Format: Book
Holds: 101 on 226 copies

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Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment

Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment
Wright, Robert, 1957-

Author Robert Wright shows how Buddhist meditative practice can loosen the grip of anxiety, regret, and hatred, and deepen your appreciation of beauty and other people. -- Adapted from book jacket.


Format: Book
Holds: 101 on 119 copies

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The Keto Reset Diet: Reboot your Metabolism in 21 Days and Burn Fat Forever

The Keto Reset Diet: Reboot your Metabolism in 21 Days and Burn Fat Forever
Sisson, Mark, 1953-

"Mounting scientific research suggests that eating a ketogenic diet could represent one of the greatest nutritional breakthroughs of our time--and that it might be the healthiest and most effective weight-loss strategy ever. Going "keto" by eating in a high-fat, moderate-protein, and low-carb pattern enables you to break free from the disastrous effects of carbohydrate dependency. Instead, you'll reset your metabolism to promote metabolic flexibility--where your body learns to burn fat instead of sugar for energy, even when you take a break from the plan. Many ketogenic programs require challenging restrictions and deprivation or offer misinformation, but Mark Sisson, bestselling author of The Primal Blueprint and publisher of the number one paleo blog MarksDailyApple.com, presents a unique, two-step, scientifically validated approach for going keto the right way. He first reveals the real secret to rapid and sustained weight loss, which is in becoming "fat-adapted" before entering full nutritional ketosis, a process that allows your body to learn to burn fat more efficiently. It takes as little as twenty-one days to reprogram your metabolism to burn fat for fuel by ditching processed grains, sugars, and refined vegetable oils in favor of nutrient-dense, high-fat, primal/paleo foods--and you'll see immediate results. Next, you'll fine-tune with Intermittent Fasting and then foray into full ketogenic eating for a further weight-loss boost and improved health. With The Keto Reset Diet, you can eat to total satisfaction by enjoying rich, high-satiety foods, and even weather occasional slipups. You'll use keto as a lifelong tool to stay trim, healthy, energetic, and free from the disastrous health conditions caused by the typical American diet. With step-by-step guidance, daily meal plans, and a recipe section with more than 100 delicious keto-friendly recipes, this is the definitive guide to help the keto beginner or the experienced health enthusiast understand the what, why, and how to succeed with ketogenic eating."--Jacket.


Format: Book
Holds: 100 on 20 copies

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Remodelista: The Organized Home : Simple, Stylish Storage Ideas for All Over the House

Remodelista: The Organized Home : Simple, Stylish Storage Ideas for All Over the House
Carlson, Julie, 1960-


Format: Book
Holds: 99 on 22 copies

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