Non-Fiction Book Reviews (page 2726)

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"An excellent exploration of a new paradigm of behavior for our chaotic times."
A fascinating work that explores the ways in which the individual perceives his immediate surroundings and maneuvers within social constructs to describe the dynamic interplay between the individual and his society. Read full book review >
MERRY ON LITTLE THINGS by Amit Banerjea
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"Repetition and superficiality aside, a pleasant read. Each tale flows from one into the next, much like the days of which he writes."
A lighthearted memoir that recounts the author's childhood in India and touches upon his experiences living as an immigrant in England and the U.S. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"Useful advice for professionals looking to move to the next level of success."
Mehrmann and Simon have packaged years of experience into a single volume that provides fundamental advice for sales professionals. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"An effective tool to improving mental health."
A clinical psychologist offers practical tools for a happier life. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"A levelheaded, lucid guide to stock investing."
Van Knapp offers a friendly and comprehensive system for investing in stocks. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"A wealth of wisdom and resources regarding the life-altering experience of a brain injury."
A mother's account of life after her daughter sustains a traumatic brain injury. Read full book review >
MULES AND MEN by Zora Neale Hurston
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 1935

"Illustrator — Miguel Covarrubias."
A collection, made by the author, herself a negress (remember her novel last year, Jonah's Gourd Vine?), of negro folk stories and songs. Read full book review >
GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA by Ernest Hemingway
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1935

"Appearing in Scribners Magazine."
The Hemingway name will carry this beyond what the usual casual interest in reminiscences of hunting in Africa would ordinarily achieve. Read full book review >
MARLBOROUGH by Winston S.  Churchill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1933

"One of the great biographies of our times."
Just to draw to your attention again the fact that Vol. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 1008

"A thoroughly readable, scrupulously fair assessment of the one president who could inspire a Mt. Rushmore makeover."
Prolific historian Brands (History/Univ. of Texas; The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War Over the American Dollar, 2006, etc.) turns his well-honed biographer's eye to FDR. 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 >