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The Perfect Score Project Uncovering the Secrets of the SAT by Debbie Stier (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on January 10, 2014 tagged nonfiction
Mother Debbie Stier tried a new SAT prep method every month in an effort to get a perfect score.
Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck by Amy Alkon (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on February 13, 2015 tagged nonfiction
Can't we talk about something more PLEASANT? A Memoir by Roz Chast (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on December 5, 2014 tagged graphic novel • nonfiction
Cartoonist Roz Chast tries to deal with her proudly codependent parents as they age into their nineties.
The True American Murder and Mercy in Texas by Anand Giridharadas (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 28, 2014 tagged nonfiction
After 9/11 Mark Stroman got the death sentence for hunting “Arabs." One of his victims begged the courts for mercy.
Cool Japan Guide: Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats and Ramen by Abby Denson (2014)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on April 15, 2016 tagged nonfiction
For the Love of Baseball A Celebration of the Game That Connects Us All by Lee Gutkind, Andrew Blauner (2014)
Reviewed by danritchie on December 12, 2014 tagged essays • nonfiction
A collection of essays about baseball and its place in American life.
Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball by John Feinstein (2014)
Reviewed by emilyreads on January 15, 2016 tagged nonfiction
Deep Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves by James Nestor (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on September 5, 2014 tagged nonfiction • science
An exploration of the origins, rules, and dangers of freediving.
All The Truth Is Out The Week Politics Went Tabloid by Matt Bai (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 29, 2014 tagged nonfiction
The truth about the Gary Hart / Donna Rice scandal that erupted during the 1988 Presidential race.
The Hotel on Place Vendome Life, Death, and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris by Tilar J. Mazzeo (2014)
Reviewed by wally on August 22, 2014 tagged nonfiction
Everyone who is anyone stayed at the Hotel Ritz in Paris in the first half of the 20th century.
Hippos Can’t Swim and other fun facts by Lara Lyn DiSiena, Hannah Eliot, Pete Oswald (2014)
Reviewed by geneambaum on July 4, 2014 tagged nonfiction • picture book
A fun, illustrated book of odd facts about animals we think we already know.
As You Wish Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes, Joe Layden (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on October 3, 2014 tagged nonfiction
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Princess Bride, including lots of Andre the Giant anecdotes.
The Hippest Trip in America Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture and Style by Nelson George (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on June 27, 2014 tagged nonfiction
The history of the influential TV show Soul Train and its influence on American culture.
See How Much You Love Me by Amber Hunt (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on June 20, 2014 tagged coming of age • mystery • nonfiction
Teen Tyler Hadley invited his friends to a party at his house. Then he killed his mother and father with a hammer.
Never Mind The Bullocks One Girl's 10,000 km Adventure around India in the World's Cheapest Car by Vanessa Able (2014)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 29, 2014 tagged nonfiction
A travel writer’s adventures driving the world’s cheapest car around India by herself.
1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die: A Food Lover's Life List by Mimi Sheraton (2014)
Reviewed by dawnrutherford on July 22, 2016 tagged cookbook • nonfiction
When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky Two Artists, Their Ballet, and One Extraordinary Riot by Lauren Stringer (2013)
Reviewed by snow on August 9, 2013 tagged art • nonfiction • poetry
The Initiates A Comic Artist and a Wine Artisan Exchange Jobs by Étienne Davodeau, Joe Johnson (2013)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by geneambaum on August 23, 2013 tagged art • graphic novel • nonfiction • science
Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell by Phil Lapsley (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on November 2, 2012 tagged nonfiction
Raising My Rainbow Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son by Lori Duron (2013)
Reviewed by dawnrutherford on August 1, 2014 tagged nonfiction
As C.J. got older, he wanted only “girl” things, and his parents struggled with the best way to raise him.
Inside the Vault The True Story of a Master Bank Burglar by Amil Dinsio (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on August 1, 2014 tagged mystery • nonfiction
The story of two brothers who planned and executed an epic bank robbery after a tip from Jimmy Hoffa.
The Nazi Hunters How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on October 11, 2013 tagged nonfiction
Drama High The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater by Michael Sokolove (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on June 6, 2014 tagged coming of age • nonfiction
A journalist revisits high school to showcase a drama teacher’s impact on students over a forty-year career.
The Reason I Jump The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old-Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida, David Mitchell, KA Yoshida (2013)
Reviewed by dawnrutherford on June 6, 2014 tagged biography • coming of age • nonfiction
Autism kept Naoki from communicating with his family, but he learned to write and published this book about himself.
America's National Parks A Pop-Up Book by Don Compton, Dave Ember, Bruce Foster (2013)
Reviewed by ang on April 11, 2014 tagged coffee table book • nonfiction • picture book
A pop-up book about National Parks styled after the WPA posters of the 1930s and ‘40s.
Kings of the Road How Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, and Alberto Salazar Made Running Go Boom by Cameron Stracher (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on April 11, 2014 tagged nonfiction
The story of how running became a national obsession in the U.S.
The Smartest Kids in the World And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on April 4, 2014 tagged nonfiction
An examination of the world’s education superpowers, and a theory on why their students do so well.
David and Goliath Underdog, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on May 16, 2014 tagged essays • nonfiction
Malcolm Gladwell explains how some people and organizations succeed against impossible odds.
The Everything Store Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on March 7, 2014 tagged biography • nonfiction
How Jeff Bezos defined online shopping and manages amazon.com.
The Drunken Botanist The Plants That Create The World’s Great Drinks by Amy Stewart (2013)
Reviewed by flemtastic on June 21, 2013 tagged literary • nonfiction
Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers Advice to Dads of All Ages by Clyde Edgerton (2013)
Reviewed by emilyreads on March 7, 2014 tagged humor • nonfiction
A sixty-something novelist raising three kids offers humorous parenting advice.
Pretty Good Number One An American Family Eats Tokyo by Matthew Amster-Burton (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on August 15, 2014 tagged cookbook • nonfiction
An American family spends a month in Tokyo eating the best, worst, and most Japanese foods they can find.
What's Inside? See-Through Pages and Magic Surprises! by OKIDO (2013)
Reviewed by sarahhunt on February 28, 2014 tagged nonfiction • picture book • science
Hold the pages of this picture book up to the light to reveal the inner workings of the human body, a car, and more.