Here is a quick look at the most noteworthy nonfiction titles being released in December. Visit our catalog for a more extensive list.
“No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters” by Ursula K. Le Guin
A collection of essays from the legendary author’s blog that express her thoughts on aging, belief, the state of literature and the state of the nation.
“Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-To Book” by Dan Harris
A practical guide to meditation that debunks the myths, misconceptions and self-deceptions that make many people reluctant to try it, and suggests a range of meditation practices from the author of “10% Happier.”
“The Only Girl in the World: A Memoir” by Maude Julien
Drawing comparisons to “The Glass Castle,” this memoir describes the author’s harrowing upbringing by fanatic parents, who raised her in isolation through traumatic disciplinary exercises designed to “eliminate weakness,” and recounts how she eventually escaped with the help of an outsider.
BEST OF THE REST
- “The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner” by Daniel Ellsberg
- “Happiness in This Life: A Passionate Meditation on Earthly Existence” by Pople Francis I
- “The How Not to Die Cookbook” by Michael Greger
- “The Little Book of Lykke: Secrets of the World’s Happiest People” by Meik Wiking
- “The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France’s Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando” by Paul Kix
- “The Whole30 Fast & Easy Recipes” by Melissa Hartwig
- “Women & Power: A Manifesto” by Mary Beard