Nonfiction Book Reviews (page 5)

THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROOM by Norman  Mathews
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 26, 2018

"A dynamic, if sometimes overly detailed, autobiographical debut."
A musician, playwright, dancer, and composer fondly remembers his lengthy, memorable life in musical theater. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"A solid work of food journalism that will appeal to beer experts and novices alike."
A beer aficionado takes readers on a tour of some of the West Coast's most notable breweries. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"Sage guidance and practical tips for the management of hearing loss along with a reminder of how 'important healthy hearing is for healthy aging.'"
A manual provides advice on navigating the nuances of adult hearing loss. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"An exuberant, mind-expanding, and at times enthralling call for inventive entrepreneurs."
In this debut book, an entrepreneur views intellectual capital as securing the world's future. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 22, 2018

"#WeNeedDiverseEggheads."
To the ranks of marginalized populations historically stereotyped in children's literature Terras adds one that has been hitherto sadly overlooked: the academician. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 22, 2018

"Certain to please true-crime and legal-thriller aficionados."
A penetrating examination of the personal tragedy that befell a lawyer defending Jimmy Hoffa. Read full book review >
 A MODERN APPROACH TO NAMING GUITAR CHORDS by Joseph  Davis
Released: Oct. 20, 2018

"A complex manual for guitar players who want to keep learning new things."
A soup-to-nuts guide for guitarists looking for a comprehensive way to name and notate chords. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 18, 2018

"A suspenseful, informative take on an ambitious criminal investigation."
A nonfiction account reveals how a dedicated law enforcement team dismantled one of San Francisco's most notorious gangs over the course of four years. Read full book review >
HER WIDOW by Joan Alden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2018

"Tender, realistic snapshots of life during bereavement."
A heartfelt journal spans the year following a partner's death from ovarian cancer. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A sharp, plainspoken guide for businesses facing the brave new world of the Fourth Industrial Revolution."
A comprehensive overview of the challenges and potential of machine intelligence in the business world. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"An invaluable collection of sales veterans' wisdom."
A series of firsthand accounts describing various facets of the sales world. Read full book review >
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A smart, honest, and comprehensive education on movement building and menstrual rights. (notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 13-adult)"
The story of how one young woman turned her passion for menstrual rights into an international movement. 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 >