Tag Archives: nonfiction

Caffeine, by Michael Pollan (audio)

Well this is apropos, listening to a book on the history and science of caffeine while doing my own experiments with the stuff. This short book – what’s the novella equivalent of nonfiction? – discusses how the human race discovered … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – A Nod to Nonfiction November

I don’t read enough nonfiction each year to participate in Nonfiction November, but I always think of November as nonfiction month* in my head, probably because I’ve spent so many years watching other bloggers participate. Most years, I try to … Continue reading

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Burnout, by Emily and Amelia Nagoski (audio)

Subtitled: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle Self-help is definitely out of my comfort zone, but I really loved Emily Nagoski’s Come As You Are (one of my favorites of 2015), so I decided to give this one a … Continue reading

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The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, by Kate Summerscale (audio)

Subtitled: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective This book follows the story of the Road Hill House murder and the investigations that follow, back when Britain’s first detective agency was in its infancy. Confession: Somehow, … Continue reading

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WW: The F*ck It Diet, by Caroline Dooner (audio)

Subtitled: Eating Should Be Easy First, let me say that this is not a diet book despite the title. This is a book about the way diets affect metabolism and body set point ranges and mental health, coupled with reasons … Continue reading

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Kid Gloves, by Lucy Knisley

In this graphic memoir, Knisley discusses her trials in getting pregnant, including discussion of miscarriage and fertility treatment, and then her trials during her pregnancy, labor, and delivery. It’s both a memoir on a specific topic, and a historical look … Continue reading

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The Eating Instinct, by Virginia Sole-Smith

Subtitled: Food Culture, Body Image, and Guilt in America When the author’s first child stopped eating as an infant, she had to relearn everything she knew about food and hunger. In researching this, she moved into researching food culture in … Continue reading

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