Nonfiction Book Reviews

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 >

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 >
THE TELL by Linda I.  Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2018

"A touching, angry, humorous, and engaging account of a turbulent life."
A debut memoir excavates the secrets and multigenerational dysfunctions of a family. Read full book review >
LETTERS TO A YOUNG MAN IN SEARCH OF HIMSELF by Victor  La Cerva
Released: June 1, 2018

"A wisdom-packed modern masculinity handbook that fits easily in the pocket."
A guidebook for young men, delivered in the form of lessons from an older man. Read full book review >

Released: May 22, 2018

"An edifying account of entrepreneurial success."
In this debut book, a retired executive examines the genesis and evolution of his family's business, Dollar General. Read full book review >
Released: May 22, 2018

"A must-read for policymakers, but one that's not too wonkish for lay readers."
A foreign policy scholar analyzes two decades of American policymaking to better understand the country's uneasy posture toward globalized innovation, research, and development. Read full book review >
HERE WE GROW by Paige  Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2018

"An optimistic account that effectively advocates treating disease as something to work through— not fight."
An entrepreneur and speaker chronicles her breast cancer journey in this debut memoir and self-help book. Read full book review >
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 15, 2018

"A thorough yet concise guide to college admissions that covers a lot of familiar territory. (Nonfiction. 14-adult)"
The intimidating process of applying to college is broken down into manageable chunks for students and parents in this relatively compact volume. Read full book review >
LAST TRIP HOME by Wanda Maureen  Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2018

"An emotionally astute account of the oppressive confines of an unhappy family life."
In this novelistic memoir, a woman chronicles her anguish under her father's tyranny and her escape through education. Read full book review >
THE TRAIL TO TINCUP by Joyce Lynette  Hocker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2018

"An inspiring and moving account of a caring family."
A former communications professor and clinical psychologist takes readers on a journey of death, grief, and acceptance in this memoir. Read full book review >
PRACTICS by Albert H. League III
Released: May 12, 2018

"A definitive introduction to firearms training, helpful for the novice and the expert."
An astonishingly comprehensive guide to the use of firearms. 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 >