I’m not going to blame school for being so busy, but I’m also going to blame school. Because I really have been busy and a host of emotional baggage has come with going back to school that I did not realise, making these 8 weeks a veritable struggle. So I’m late to join Nonfiction November, but I hope that I can share some goodies I’ve discovered these past few weeks that I am keen to get into.
New to My Nonfiction TBR
Banshees, Werewolves, Vampires, and Other Creatures of the Night
“The lusty vampire, the sympathetic werewolf, the tragic banshee are just a few of the dark and frightening creatures you’ll discover in “Banshees, Werewolves, Vampires, and Other Creatures of the Night.” “Huffington Post Weird News” columnist and author Varla Ventura takes readers on a wild ride through the shadowy hills of rural Ireland, the dark German forests, and along abandoned farms and country roads across the world to discover some of the most frightening and freak-tacular tales, tidbits, and encounters with all those beasties that go bump in the night.”
Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us
Discovered at Sophisticated Dorkiness
“In his eye-opening new book, Perv, the award-winning columnist and psychologist Jesse Bering argues that we are all sexual deviants on one level or another. As Bering takes us into the lives of a woman who falls madly in love with the Eiffel Tower, a young man addicted to seductive sneezes, and an octogenarian who derives pleasure from pretending to be a baby, among others”
Diagnosing Giants: Solving the Medical Mysteries of Thirteen Patients Who Changed the World
“When an author illuminates the past with state-of-the-art scientific knowledge, readers pay attention. Candice Millard’s Destiny of the Republic, about the medical malpractice that killed President James A. Garfield, was a New York Times bestseller. And Dr. Mackowiak’s previous book, Post-Mortem: Solving History’s Greatest Medical Mysteries, won the attention of periodicals as diverse as the Wall Street Journal and New England Journal of Medicine, which pleaded for a sequel. With Diagnosing Giants, he has written one with impeccable expertise and panache.”
Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings
“You think you know her story. You’ve read the Brothers Grimm, you’ve watched the Disney cartoons, you cheered as these virtuous women lived happily ever after. But the lives of real princesses couldn’t be more different. Sure, many were graceful and benevolent leaders—but just as many were ruthless in their quest for power, and all of them had skeletons rattling in their royal closets.”
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Discovered at Doing Dewey.
“Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.”