Nonfiction Roundup: December 2017

Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017 by Kirk

Here is a quick look at the most noteworthy nonfiction titles being released in December. Visit our catalog for a more extensive list.

TOP PICKS

No Time to Spare book coverNo 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 book coverMeditation 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.”

 

Only Girl in the World book coverThe 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

Author: Kirk

Orders nonfiction materials for the library and does a lot of running and reading in his spare time.