Nonfiction Book Reviews (page 2)

A NEW GOD by Ernie Tadla
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 19, 2018

"A collection of heartfelt but vague spiritual assertions clothed in scientific language."
A spiritual memoir attempts to demonstrate the nexus of God's plan and modern physics. Read full book review >
SPRITZING TO SUCCESS by Annette  Green
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 18, 2018

"A sweet and entertaining account of the scent industry's metamorphosis."
A behind-the-scenes memoir offers a bouquet of memories about the fragrance industry. Read full book review >

Z.O.S.  by Kay  Merkel Boruff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2018

"A touching and thoughtful meditation on war and personal tragedy."
A woman remembers the two years that she lived in Saigon during the Vietnam War and her husband's death there. Read full book review >
THE GOLDEN BUTTERFLY by Celia Aily  Carranza
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2018

"Poignant and powerfully affirmative, this account offers an intensive reading experience that should particularly appeal to readers who find themselves unfairly battered by circumstances and the cruel slings and arrows of life."
An author and health coach divulges how she overcame abuse and physical and mental anguish to emerge as a strong, compassionate individual. Read full book review >
A WAY HOME by Scott F. Parker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2018

"A deftly composed collection that evokes, even in its specificity, the feeling of a place that may have only existed in memory."
A series of essays explores Oregon, the author's home state. Read full book review >

MY PASHTUN RABBI by David  Eden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2018

"An entertaining fish-out-of-water (and gasping-in-the-desert) saga, with an inspiring message of inclusion and understanding."
A Jewish American working in the United Arab Emirates fears hostility but finds humanity in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
CELLINI by Vito "Tutuc" Cellini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"A wide-ranging memoir of an active and momentous life."
A nonagenarian inventor and operative recounts a dramatic life. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"An analytically challenging but breathlessly partisan political tract."
A spirited and historically panoramic defense of the U.S. Social Security program. Read full book review >
AWAKEN YOUR INNER GOLFER by Jerry  Brown
Released: Aug. 10, 2018

"A thoughtful, holistic approach to improving one's swing."
In this debut guide, former insurance agent Brown teaches readers to rely on feel and instinct to improve their golf games. Read full book review >
SET PLAN COMMIT by Tadas  Bite
Released: Aug. 10, 2018

"An optimistic manual that delivers some innovative tips along with familiar advice."
A debut self-help guide offers positivity and the conviction that all readers can reach their goals to achieve ultimate joy. Read full book review >
LOVE IS THE ANSWER, GOD IS THE CURE by Aimee Cabo  Nikolov
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A faith-infused, uneven memoir about navigating a turbulent life."
A woman recounts her traumatic experiences, her redemptive love, and her abiding faith in God. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A lean, helpful primer for authors who want to succeed as speakers."
A manual coaches writers to be better public speakers. 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 >