Hot Nonfiction for Summer 2017

July 28, 2017 | Kelli

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Many people prefer to read nonfiction books over novels. Many others like to read the occasional nonfiction as a change from novels. For all those who enjoy nonfiction, whether all the time or occasionally, here is a brief list of some of the books that are popular this summer.   

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson will help you with what you need to know to understand the next big news item in the world of astrophysics. Covering everything from the big bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe, deGrasse Tyson describes astrophysics with his usual wit and clarity.
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Hunger

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay
Best-selling author of Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay has written a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself. She uses her own struggles as a way of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance and health.
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Killers of the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
Grann, author of The Lost City of Z, writes of a sudden increase in deaths on the Osage reservation in 1921, many of them members of the same family. The Osage pleaded to the federal government for help and J. Edgar Hoover, head of the fledgling FBI, sent agent Tom White. His investigation resulted in good publicity for the agency and helped Hoover to argue the case for a professional, national police force. 
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 No is not enough

No is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need by Naomi Klein
Klein reveals how Trump's election is not an aberration, but an extension of the most powerful trends of the last century. Instead of being a peaceful transition, his election is a corporate takeover and the deliberate shock tactics that are generating wave after wave of crises are designed to disorientate us and stop us fighting back. This book is the toolkit for shock resistance. 
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 Option b

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In, felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her about the concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. Option B combines Sheryl's personal insights with Adam's research on finding strength in the face of adversity.
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 Subtle art of not giving a f-ck

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson
Manson argues that we need to stop trying to be positive all the time if we truly want to become better, happier people. Backed by both academic research and well-timed poop jokes, he argues that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning how to stomach the lemons better. 
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