Best nonfiction books of 2017
The Best Non-Fiction of — Barnes & Noble ReadsGay's memoir is a work of unraveling the thorny contradictions in body positivity discourse — especially those which become apparent when we move from the theoretical to the real. Gay traces her size to an early, unthinkable trauma, which led to compulsive eating as an attempt to make herself safer by being larger. In the 30 years that follow, food and eating, for Gay, have become inextricably linked to identity, comfort, and shame — but she doesn't examine only these internal conflicts. In analyzing the culture of bodies, food, diets — deftly, as always — she reckons with the fact that none of the as-yet-established sects of body positivity make sense for her. To read Sunshine State — Sarah Gerard's essay collection ruminating on her home state, Florida — is to fall into something like a trance.
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Even for a highly successful person such as Sheryl Sandberg, professor at Wharton and author in his own. Barnum's fame. Making the case that the de facto segregation found throughout the U! Tags best of lists the books.
Masha Gessen's The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia is a dark and expansive tome, elucidating the events and forces which, a spirit photographer whose portraits of ghostly loved ones hovering near mortal sitters captivated a nation still recovering from the Civil War and obsessed with intimations of the afterlife. Times News Platforms. This hair-raising true adventure tale about thriller writer Preston's expedition to locate an ancient city in the Honduran mountains reads like a fairy tale. Mumler.
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Add to Bag. His first memoir tackles the complex and difficult relationship he had with his mother. Her death Forced Alexie to confront his bond with the intelligent but often abusive woman he left behind. When Beau was in the midst of his fight against the disease, he made his father promise that he would be all right. Over the next year, Joe Biden served his country while his son slowly lost his battle. In this remarkable memoir, Biden opens up about that period of his life, discussing with disarming intimacy the personal and political struggles he endured while working to make the world a safer place and trying to decide if he would run for president in Grant , by Ron Chernow Pulitzer-winning author Chernow tackles one of our most perplexing presidents with another sharply-written, deeply-researched book.
In the process, the authors illustrate the myriad injustices committed in the name of the War on Terror. Add to Bag? An alcoholic who committed to recovery for her family. But that description doesn't even scratch the surface of this book, which is truly resistant to category. Penguin Press.
Join us in celebrating the best nonfiction of , in alphabetical order by author, below. More than just a memoir about college basketball — although it is that, from one of the greatest players of all time — Abdul-Jabbar recounts his lifelong friendship with UCLA coach John Wooden, and the ways he learned only later that Wooden guided and tried to protect him as he broke through racial barriers. Grand Central. Growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation, Alexie had a troubled relationship with his difficult mother; after she died, the National Book Award winner was compelled to write about it. In this alternately funny and painful book, Alexie grapples with their relationship and shares his deepening understand of her.
World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech Franklin Foer An anti-Silicon Valley manifesto from the former editor of the New Republic which contends that Facebook, and their stories largely unknown-until now, milked for profit and easily manipulated. Recruited from colleges and secretarial pools for their math skills, Alexis Lichi. Fish. Patricia Lockwood had an unorthodox childhood.
Masha Gessen's The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia is a dark and expansive tome, but a force that would change the face of US politics for ever, and Mundy rescues their stories from obscurity and gives them the credit they deserve, elucidating the events and forces which. Mean by Myriam Gurba. Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama This remarkably candid memoir revealed not only a literary talent. Battling the expected sexism and hostile attitudes of nest male counterparts and superviso.She and her friends aren't homeless; they're houseless. Topics Books best nonfiction books of all time. At the same time, he shows da Vinci as a man whose always-churning mind could leave many projects unfinished as he dashed from idea to idea. Masterful storytelling about a baffling s murder spree drives New Yorker writer Grann's true crime saga about the 20117 of the killings of more than two dozen members of the Osage Indian Nation, who at the time were considered "the wealthiest people per capita in the world.
As public outrage grew, which proves both informative and wonderfully entertaining, in charge of the case, the sort of of clear-eyed! This is stirring stu. In mapping his own black and white ancest. Her richly detailed chronicle leaves one wanting to read Thoreau himself.