Nonfiction Book Reviews (page 4)

LET ME TELL YOU MY STORY by Their Story Is Our Story
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2018

"A heartening and sometimes overwhelming introduction to refugee voices, with accessible stories that may simplify the complexity of human agency and situations leading to seeking refuge. (Nonfiction. 14-adult)"
A collection of true stories of people who left the Middle East and Africa seeking refuge in the West, highlighting their risky journeys and motivations for leaving, as well as of the volunteers who created the book and what inspired them to get involved. Read full book review >
TECHNOLOGY RUN AMOK by Ian I. Mitroff
Released: Oct. 1, 2018

"A provocative but rambling examination of technology's perils."
A researcher considers the dangers posed by technology and the ways in which users are increasingly unprepared for them. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 1, 2018

"A brief but captivating look at an ancient story."
A revisionist interpretation of the biblical book of Job that raises provocative questions about its titular protagonist's character. Read full book review >
ASTRONOMY & NATURAL HISTORY CONNECTIONS by Barry  Boyce
Released: Oct. 1, 2018

"An enthusiastic guide to learning about the natural world."
A science lecturer expands on his favorite astronomy and evolutionary topics. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 30, 2018

"A bold and rigorous contribution to the literature on an increasingly important scientific subject."
A writer offers an optimistic assessment of the future of artificial intelligence. Read full book review >

I KNOW MY WAY: MEMOIR by Theresa  Marafito
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 28, 2018

"An engaging and informative portrait of a visually impaired person's life."
In this posthumous debut memoir, Marafito, with co-author Odubayo Thompson, offers an account of an independent and determined woman who refused to let severely limited eyesight define her. Read full book review >
TODAY’S MOMENT OF HAPPINESS DESPITE THE NEWS by Kathie Giorgio
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2018

"Journallike entries that sometimes deliver poignant moments."
In this collection of Facebook posts, a writer shares her daily moments of joy. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 26, 2018

"A successful and readable wellness and self-improvement manual."
A debut guide to health and happiness prescribes thought systems and practices to improve readers' quality of life. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"A thorough, genuine, and highly effective self-help work."
A year's worth of valuable insights about kindness. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"A brief but thorough—and thoroughly sensible—business resource."
A practical guide to navigating the ever changing business climate in China. Read full book review >
SEX PLUS by Laci Green
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"A useful enough guide to some aspects of sexuality and related topics. (Nonfiction. 16-adult)"
Internet personality and debut author Green gives readers a jam-packed guide to human sexuality. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"A friendly, warts-and-all aging handbook."
A humorous guide to the pleasures and irritations of growing older. 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 >