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Tue Mar 12, 2019, 04:58 PM

Neoma's Nonfiction Recommendations.

Haven't been around much because I've been averaging 15 books a month. These are books that I end up recommending a lot.

Are you ready to rumble!

Endurance by Alfred Lansing
A Primate's memoir by Robert Sapolsky
Stiff by Mary Roach
The Men who stare at Goats by Jon Ronson
The Children of Henry VIII by Alison Weir
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
The Glass Castle by Jennette Walls
Letters and notes on the North American Indians by George Caitlin
Blink by Malcom Gladwell
Banana by Dan Koeppel
Buyology by Martin Lindstrom
China Underground by Zachary Mexico
Favorite Wife by Susan Schmidt
Switching Time by Richard Baer
The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
A Rip in Heaven by Jeanine Cummins
Red-tails in Love by Marie Winn
D-Day by Anthony Beevor
Swimming to Antartica by Lynne Cox
Child Star by Shirley Temple Black
Warlord by Carlos D'este
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden
Kill Anything that Moves by Nick Turse
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larsonin
Destiny Disrupted by Tamim Ansary
Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston
Wesley the Owl by Stacey O'Brien
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Bartlett
The Ballad of the Whiskey Robber by Julian Rubinstein
Confessions of a Tax Collector by Richard Yancey
First they Killed my Father by Loung Ung
Asleep by Molly Caldwell Crosby
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Assata An Autobiography by Assata Shakur
Defying Hitler by Sebastian Haffner
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
The Barefoot Bandit by Bob Friel
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
The Road to Jonestown by Jeff Guinn
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Hunger by Roxane Gay
The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
Radium Girls by Kate Moore
Rising Out of Hatred by Eli Saslow
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
Dear America by Jose Vargas
Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
The Midwife by Jennifer Worth
Concussion by Jeanne Laskas
Missoula by Jon Krakauer

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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 12:27 AM

1. Great list!

Have you read Educated by Tara Westover? It reminds me a bit of The Glass Castle.

Being Mortal gave me a totally different way of looking at death.

There are many here I've not read that I will add to my list.

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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:27 AM

3. Yeah I read it.

It was interesting but had parallels to my own life and I wasn't really comfortable with that.

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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:16 AM

4. Perfectly understandable

It was a pretty emotional read.

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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 10:27 PM

2. Zeitoun was an amazing, exasperating book.

Reminds you that W needed to be impeached too. How quickly we have forgotten the crimes of his administration.

The author's ordeal was all too reminescent of Kaka's "The Trial" -- held for no reason, no explanation, not allowed to contact his family, requests for a doctor ignored. A private company was in control of his incarceration and did nothing to pursue justice, but only held him as long as the gov't didn't say to do otherwise ... no one was ever held responsible.

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