Nonfiction Book Reviews (page 3)

Released: Nov. 18, 2018

"An iconoclastic, consistently wise breakdown of the inanities of corporate life."
A short report on the pitfalls of American business culture. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 17, 2018

"A richly presented, if didactic, survey of Buddhist thought."
An illustrated treatise on Tibetan religious art that explores visual motifs—animals, flowers, geometric symbols, and much else—that convey precepts of Buddhist philosophy. Read full book review >

Released: Nov. 14, 2018

"A guide that's a bit text-heavy but filled with appealing advice for house hunters."
A real estate expert offers his thoughts on the most important aspects of buying a home. Read full book review >
RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! by Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"A goodies-filled account of a company just as fascinating as its subject matter."
Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Read full book review >
BROKEN WHOLE by Jane  Binns
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"A candid but bumpy account of a woman's search for happiness."
A divorced mother explores the dating scene and herself in this debut memoir. Read full book review >

FETISH GIRL by Bella  LaVey
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"Fans of the Fifty Shades series will undoubtedly find much to savor in this ribald, risqué, and captivating remembrance."
Holistic sexuality educator and coach LaVey shares a life rich with experimentation and eroticism. Read full book review >
DARE TO CREATE by Monroe  Katz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 12, 2018

"A strikingly illustrated work with seasoned advice for budding artists."
An artist shares insights into how to create better paintings. Read full book review >
THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Anna Wright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 12, 2018

"Perhaps not a child's first version of the familiar carol, but a whimsical, delightful take when more literal ones have been read and put aside, as well as a handsome gift book for adults. (Picture book. 5-adult)"
Eye-catching illustrations and some unusual interpretations distinguish this picture-book version of the traditional carol. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 11, 2018

"A magnum opus that celebrates the qualities of compassion, honor, and humanitarian virtue."
Miller (Behind the Lines, 2014, etc.) offers the second volume of a tour-de-force history detailing a little-known World War I humanitarian rescue mission, led by a future American president.Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 7, 2018

"A stunningly thorough and poignant study of African-Americans."
A debut history book focuses on a New Jersey cemetery while exploring the whole spectrum of the black experience in the region. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"An engaging and informative pitch to attorneys looking to goose their business."
If you want your law firm to grow, you need to tell a compelling story with video advertising, according to this debut marketing primer. Read full book review >
WTF?!  by Brian  Scudamore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"A magnate's friendly and accessible account of how he rose from rags to riches."
The founder of a junk-removal company combines a memoir with a business guide. 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 >