By: Ann Patchett Nonfiction 2004 Subject Matter: Lucy Grealy; Ewing’s sarcoma; Patients; United States; Biography; Disfigured persons; Ann Patchett; Friends and associates; Female friendship Rating: 3.5/5 Eek. I am not quite sure where to go with Truth & Beauty.
Edited by: Andrew Carroll Nonfiction 1997 Subject Matter: American letters; United States; Civilization Rating: 5/5 WHAT A BOOK. Wow. I am delighted to have had the extreme pleasure of reading Letters of a Nation.
By: Richard N. Bolles Nonfiction 1970/2017 Rating: 2/5 Caveat Number One: I am not (technically) looking for a new job. Caveat Number Two: I would not ever put this much effort into finding one.
By: Malcolm Gladwell 2000 Nonfiction Rating: 2.5/5 Blasphemous, I know. Only 2.5 stars? 50% as good as is possible? Yeah.
By: Alison Bechdel 2006 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Alison Bechdel; Comic books; Comic strips; Cartoonists; United States; Graphic novels Rating: 3/5 I recently reviewed a graphic novel, and if you read that one, then you’ll know this isn’t quite my genre.… Continue Reading
By: Katharine Butler Hathaway 1942 Nonfiction Subject Matter: American authors; 20th century; Biography; Pott’s disease; Patients; Women; Maine; Castine Rating: 5/5 The Little Locksmith is ostensibly a memoir about a young woman who purchases a house. In reality, it is… Continue Reading
By: Cynthia Rylant 1991 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Appalachian Region; Southern; Descriptions and travel; Social life and customs Rating: 3.5/5 Appalachia by Cynthia Rylant, in my opinion, is just as much “by” Barry Moser, the illustrator.
By: Frank Triplett 1882 (originally) Nonfiction Rating: 4/5 Sheer entertainment. That’s how I’d describe the Life and Times of Jesse James. Frank Triplett is something else. With probably the most widely recognizable name of all the members of the notorious… Continue Reading
By: Grace Coddington 2012 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Grace Coddington; 1941; Image consultants; Great Britain; Biography; Fashion editors; Models; Vogue Rating: 3/5 The real gem of this book is the pictures. Grace Coddington, for those of you who (like me) don’t… Continue Reading
By: Truman Capote 1965 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Murder; Kansas; Case studies Rating: 4.5/5 What. A. Fantastic. Book. In Cold Blood. Truman Capote. The dedication to and fallout with Harper Lee. True crime. Kansas. Murder. We’ve all heard of this book;… Continue Reading