Tag Archives: nonfiction

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

Posted in 2018, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in 2018, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in 2018, Adult, Prose | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Sirens & Sinners, by Hans Helmut Prinzler

Subtitled: A Visual History of Weimar Film 1918-1933 This book is exactly what the subtitle says. There’s a text introduction, discussing cinematography, photography, and the historical-political-social climate of the time period and location. Then we move on to the movies … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, Adult, Visual | Tagged | 4 Comments

WW: The Case Against Sugar, by Gary Taubes (audio)

A personal history: I grew up in the low-fat high-carb era. As an example, my mom made Kraft mac and cheese with just the noodles, cheese packet, and a bit of skim milk, because the butter the box called for … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Adult, Prose, Wellness | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments