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Best Social & Cultural Studies Books of 2018

  • NONFICTION

    GOD SAVE TEXAS

    APRIL 17, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

GOD SAVE TEXAS

by Lawrence Wright

A revelation—Wright finds the reflection of his own conflicted soul in the native state he loves and has hated. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    TINDERBOX

    JUNE 5, 2018

  • NONFICTION

    UNBOUND

    JUNE 5, 2018

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

UNBOUND

by Arlene Stein

A stellar exploration of the complexities and limitations of gender. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    DEAD GIRLS

    JUNE 26, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

DEAD GIRLS

by Alice Bolin

An illuminating study on the role women play in the media and in their own lives. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    DOPESICK

    AUG. 7, 2018

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

DOPESICK

by Beth Macy

An urgent, eye-opening look at a problem that promises to grow much worse in the face of inaction and indifference. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    21 LESSONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

    SEPT. 4, 2018

  • NONFICTION

    UNTRUE

    SEPT. 18, 2018

  • NONFICTION

    GOOD AND MAD

    OCT. 2, 2018

HISTORY

GOOD AND MAD

by Rebecca Traister

A gripping call to action that portends greater liberty and justness for all. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    SHE WANTS IT

    OCT. 16, 2018

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

SHE WANTS IT

by Jill Soloway

An assumption-exploding, smart account of creativity, work, and a decidedly unconventional life. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    AMERICAN OVERDOSE

    NOV. 13, 2018

HISTORY

AMERICAN OVERDOSE

by Chris McGreal

A well-rendered, harrowing book about dire circumstances. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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