Nonfiction Book Reviews (page 5)

Released: June 21, 2018

"A passionate defense of ambition and a challenge to those who misunderstand or misuse it."
A debut spiritual treatise focuses on the nature of ambition. Read full book review >
Released: June 19, 2018

"A breezy, informative guide to getting radio and podcast interviews."
Entrepreneur and radio broadcaster Beach (School for Startups, 2011) teams up with radio producer Lewyn to make a compelling case for gaining free exposure via the airwaves. Read full book review >

UNDER THE BIRCH TREE by Nancy  Chadwick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 2018

"A remembrance with lively individual scenes that fail to merge into a cohesive whole."
A debut memoir about a woman's three-decade search for connection and self-assurance. Read full book review >
Released: June 18, 2018

"A worthy personal guide that calls for healthier and more mindful relationships in all areas of life."
A combination of autobiography and motivation manual explores relationships at the heart of life and business. Read full book review >
STEVE HANNAGAN by Michael K.  Townsley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 18, 2018

"A well-researched, entertaining story of one of history's forgotten standouts."
Townsley's debut biography tells the story of Steve Hannagan, who rose from humble Midwestern beginnings to pursue an illustrious career in public relations in Miami, eventually becoming known as the "prince of the press agents." Read full book review >

MOMENTS TO PONDER by Robert  Gesmundo
Released: June 15, 2018

"A short, pithy, sometimes-trite assemblage of optimistic and funny sayings."
An unremarkable book of uplifting quotes and tidbits. Read full book review >
Released: June 15, 2018

"An insightful and fresh approach to parenting."
A blueprint for teaching responsible habits to young kids. Read full book review >
CONFESSIONS OF AN OLD MAN by Munir Moon
Released: June 15, 2018

"An inspiring, provocative encouragement to younger generations to exercise political clout."
A spirited critique of American politicians' treatment of younger generations, and a plan of action for youth empowerment. Read full book review >
LENIN'S ASYLUM by A.A.  Weiss
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2018

"An incisive, amusing, and thoroughly engrossing account of working in a former Soviet republic."
A Peace Corps volunteer spends two years teaching English in Moldova in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
LEAVING YOU...FOR ME by Alex Nicollet  Delon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2018

"A candid, chatty remembrance about standing on your own two feet."
A woman in her 60s starts over after leaving a 47-year marriage in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
Released: June 12, 2018

"A brisk and thought-provoking anatomy of shopping in the 21st century."
A study of the fraught world of retail in the age of Amazon. Read full book review >
IMPLOSION by Elizabeth W. Garber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2018

"An alternately wistful and searing exploration of a troubled legacy."
A daughter's vibrant relationship with her father decays into warfare and abuse in this coming-of-age memoir. 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 >