Nonfiction Book Reviews (page 3)

Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A genuinely original contribution to marketing literature."
A new profiling tool promises to change the marketing landscape by focusing on consumers' values. Read full book review >
FOREVER HERSELF by Kerry L. Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A slow but purposeful and engaging remembrance."
In this debut memoir, Stevens pays tribute to his mother as an avid learner, wise teacher, and tender nurturer. Read full book review >

KICK-ASS KINDA GIRL by Kathi Koll
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"An engaging, warts-and-all telling of the ups and downs of a full-time caregiver."
In this debut memoir, the wife of a wealthy entrepreneur cares for him after his debilitating stroke and reflects with pride on a life of service. Read full book review >
THE CLEAN ENERGY AGE by BF  Nagy
Released: Oct. 8, 2018

"A sweeping and empowering look at a new era of energy production."
A comprehensive, practical guide to clean, renewable energy. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 4, 2018

"A worthwhile aid to devotional study but not a final word on the subject of atonement."
Taylor takes a deep dive into the theology behind original sin and atonement through the death of Jesus Christ. Read full book review >

IT NEVER HAPPENED by Barbara  Van Driel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2018

"A fearless takedown of a major American institution."
A former FBI agent tells of her traumatic experiences while working for the bureau. Read full book review >
COMING OF AGE by Madeleine May  Kunin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"A beautifully written and emotionally sound look back—and forward—from a woman who has broken the glass ceiling and lived to write about it."
This memoir includes anecdotes, self-analysis, and original poetry from a Vermont politician and author as she embarks on her eighth decade. Read full book review >
UNITED IN AUTISM by Julie  Hornok
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"A well-written and reassuring set of true stories about autism."
This debut collection of personal essays examines the experience of parenting an autistic child. Read full book review >
UNLADYLIKE by Cristen Conger
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"Gritty, wildly informative, and informed: a must-have feminist survival guide for the Trump era. (notes, index) (Nonfiction. 14-adult)"
A feminist history and primer for today's women. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"A concise, engaging tour of the world's winemaking regions for casual aficionados."
A geographical guide to wine by a traveling sommelier. Read full book review >
TRUTH, LIES & HEARSAY by John  Simon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2018

"An intriguing memoir about an unusual career involving some celebrated musical figures."
Simon's star-studded debutmemoir doubles as a history of some of the 20th century's most popular musical acts. Read full book review >
THE SOUL OF A CHILD by Kate  Fuglei
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2018

"A well-written book relates the compelling and inspiring story of Maria Montessori."
A biographical novel explores the life and work of an educator and reformer. 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 >