Nonfiction Book Reviews

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 >
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

"A short but comprehensive inspirational handbook that helps cancer patients focus on their emotional well-being."
The latest from McDonough (8 Steps to Getting Real with Cancer, 2016) charts what she calls "a simple path for a complicated journey," aiming a series of insights and observations squarely at people undergoing cancer treatment. Read full book review >
TWO MINUS ONE by Kathryn  Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Truthful, dignified, and pragmatic writing."
A woman chronicles a painful divorce in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
STORIES FROM THE TENTH-FLOOR CLINIC by Marianna Crane
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"An honest, compassionate look at what it takes to care for some of America's most vulnerable citizens."
A veteran nurse practitioner reflects on her time working in a clinic for elderly, low-income patients in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
WRITERS ON WRITING by Allen  Mendenhall
Released: Nov. 1, 2018

"A fruitful discussion of authorship."
A collection of question-and-answer sessions that offer in-depth insights into the writing craft. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2018

"A collection of anecdotes in the classic sense: happenings meant to thrill and entertain."
A debut memoir recounts an assortment of personal tales. Read full book review >
CARIBOU RAINFOREST by David  Moskowitz
Released: Nov. 1, 2018

"A fine coffee-table tome about a rich and threatened ecosystem."
A remnant group of elusive caribou in the Rocky Mountains embody the plight of a wilderness under siege in this lavishly illustrated eco-study. 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 >