Nonfiction Book Reviews (page 2)

Released: May 22, 2018

"A must-read for policymakers, but one that's not too wonkish for lay readers."
A foreign policy scholar analyzes two decades of American policymaking to better understand the country's uneasy posture toward globalized innovation, research, and development. Read full book review >
A BETTER PLACE by Pati Navalta  Poblete
Released: May 22, 2018

"An eloquent message of comfort directed toward fellow travelers."
An author shares her struggle to find a meaningful mission after her son is killed in their California hometown. Read full book review >

HERE WE GROW by Paige  Davis
Released: May 22, 2018

"An optimistic account that effectively advocates treating disease as something to work through— not fight."
An entrepreneur and speaker chronicles her breast cancer journey in this debut memoir and self-help book. Read full book review >
RAW by Bella Mahaya  Carter
Released: May 22, 2018

"Not sufficiently expansive or introspective to engage a wide audience."
A detailed memoir that addresses diet, therapy, and spirituality. Read full book review >
Released: May 16, 2018

"An inspirational and illuminating exploration of a golf metaphor."
A physical therapist compares his life to a round of golf to determine his score in this debut motivational memoir. Read full book review >

Released: May 15, 2018

"A thorough yet concise guide to college admissions that covers a lot of familiar territory. (Nonfiction. 14-adult)"
The intimidating process of applying to college is broken down into manageable chunks for students and parents in this relatively compact volume. Read full book review >
LAST TRIP HOME by Wanda Maureen  Miller
Released: May 15, 2018

"An emotionally astute account of the oppressive confines of an unhappy family life."
In this novelistic memoir, a woman chronicles her anguish under her father's tyranny and her escape through education. Read full book review >
THE TRAIL TO TINCUP by Joyce Lynette  Hocker
Released: May 15, 2018

"An inspiring and moving account of a caring family."
A former communications professor and clinical psychologist takes readers on a journey of death, grief, and acceptance in this memoir. Read full book review >
PRACTICS by Albert H. League III
Released: May 12, 2018

"A definitive introduction to firearms training, helpful for the novice and the expert."
An astonishingly comprehensive guide to the use of firearms. Read full book review >
Released: May 8, 2018

"A valuable resource for executives concerned with the protection of vital, technological property."
A brief but comprehensive introduction to business cybersecurity for tech noobs. Read full book review >
Released: May 8, 2018

"An impressive, well-told tale that illuminates several essential tenets of management."
A debut business book that uses a story of a new hire to distill business leadership into easily understood principles. Read full book review >
ODD IS ART by Ripley Publishing
Released: May 8, 2018

"Fans of well-designed art-book collections of oddball objects will find much to enjoy."
This hardcover collection of photographs of unusual, bizarre, and striking objects gathered by the Ripley's Believe It Or Not! global franchise has been given a surprisingly classy art-book treatment. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >