Nonfiction Book Reviews (page 3)

MATING IN CAPTIVITY by Helen  Zuman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2018

"An engrossing and offbeat story of ideological bonds that chafe—and sometimes liberate."
A young woman experiences a sexual awakening—and romantic frustration—in a kooky cult in this debut coming-of-age memoir. Read full book review >
FULFILLING A DREAM by Bruce R.  Hopkins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2018

"Despite its many virtues, this memoir is simply too idiosyncratically detailed to be of general interest."
A veteran lawyer recounts his decision to return to school to earn a doctorate in law. Read full book review >

Released: May 3, 2018

"A marvelously succinct introduction to entrepreneurship."
A wide-ranging discussion of how to create thriving entrepreneurial communities with the assistance of online education. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2018

"A straightforward and memorable manual about discovering strength through seven virtuous steps."
In this debut guide to a purposeful life, a martial arts teacher weaves her autobiography into lessons about finding inner power. Read full book review >
THE RED DOT CLUB by Robert Rangel
Released: May 1, 2018

"A book that vividly captures the experiences of cops as they make life-or-death decisions."
A former Los Angeles peace officer presents a collection of first-person accounts involving the use of lethal force. Read full book review >

BATTLE OVER OBAMACARE by Brendan W. Williams
Released: May 1, 2018

"Another volume of adroit, unclouded analysis."
A thorough overview of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) in its later years. Read full book review >
WHAT MY LEFT HAND WAS DOING by Joann  Castle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2018

"An edifying blend of American history and personal reflection."
Debut author Castle recounts a life devoted to social activism in the tumultuous 1960s and '70s. Read full book review >
Released: April 30, 2018

"A frank, funny self-help book perfect for those who view the genre with a healthy bit of skepticism."
A guide promises to help readers get out of ruts and start living more authentic, fulfilling lives. Read full book review >
IN ALL SERIOUSNESS...TOTALLY FUNNY BIBLE STORIES  by Darnnell  Reese
Released: April 28, 2018

"Unexpectedly sunny versions of some of Scripture's most famous narratives with some useful takeaways."
A Christian author's account of humorous stories from the Bible. Read full book review >
THE LIGHT IN HIS SOUL by Rebecca  Schaper
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 2018

"A moving, passionate personal narrative of trauma and healing."
A woman reconnects with her schizophrenic brother when he reappears in her life after a 20-year absence in this debut memoir, written with novelist Jones (Choke Hold, 2017, etc.). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2018

"A potent and compassionate, if meandering, chronicle of a family in crisis."
A tragic suicide cripples a close-knit family in this memoir. Read full book review >
Released: April 19, 2018

"An engaging program that demystifies leadership skills with bite-sized exercises."
A step-by-step guidebook to developing and strengthening leadership skills. 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 >