Tag Archives: nonfiction

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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Gut Reactions, by Simon Quellen Field (audio)

Subtitled: The Science of Weight Gain or Loss Two notes before I begin. First, this is not a diet book or a self-help book. This is a book (primarily) about body science, dealing with the complexities and intricacies that make … Continue reading

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Evil Has a Name, by Multiple Authors (audio)

Authors: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente, and Peter McDonnell Narrators: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente, plus many others who gave interviews, statements, etc Subtitle: The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation TW: This book is about a serial burglar, rapist, … Continue reading

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The Invisible Girls, by Sarah Thebarge (audio)

Sarah Thebarge grew up in a fundamentalist household, which later caused her severe anxiety issues, and a personal crisis of faith when she was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer in her late 20s. After several years of cancer treatments and … Continue reading

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The Girl on the Velvet Swing, by Simon Baatz (audio)

Subtitled: Sex, Murder, and Madness at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century Trigger warning: sexual violence Spoiler warning: These are actual events, so I will discuss details. In the early 1900s, Evelyn Nesbit was raped by architect Stanford White, who … Continue reading

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Consider the Fork, by Bee Wilson (audio)

Subtitled: A History of How We Cook and Eat I’ve read a lot of food history over the years, and some cooking history as well. While this book deals with both food and cooking, it is instead a history of … Continue reading

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