Hardcover Non-Fiction

Hardcover Non-Fiction

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Last Updated: January 29, 2015

1. BEING MORTAL

by Atul Gawande

The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and offers suggestions for how they can do better.


2. YES PLEASE

by Amy Poehler

A humorous miscellany from the comedian and actress, a “Saturday Night Live” alumna and the star of “Parks and Recreation.” .


3. GOD, GUNS, GRITS AND GRAVY

by Mike Huckabee

The former Arkansas governor offers his take on our fractious American culture.


4. KILLING PATTON

by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the death of Gen. George S. Patton in December 1945.


5. WHAT IF?

by Randall Munroe

Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website, xkcd.com.


6. NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL

by Lena Dunham

Essays, mostly humorous, from the creator and star of “Girls.”


7. DEEP DOWN DARK

by Héctor Tobar

An account, based on interviews, of the experience of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground for 69 days in 2010 and, incredibly, rescued.


8. 41

by George W Bush

The former president’s portrait of his father, George H. W. Bush.


9. AMERICA'S BITTER PILL

by Steven Brill

The issues in American health care and health care reform and recent developments including the drafting and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, by the journalist, editor and lawyer.


10. LEAVING BEFORE THE RAINS COME

by Alexandra Fuller

A memoir of a marriage’s collapse, by the author of “Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight.”


11. GATEWAY TO FREEDOM

by Eric Foner

A history of the Underground Railroad, the network that spirited slaves to freedom in the decades before the Civil War.


12. I AM MALALA

by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

The experience of the young Pakistani advocate for women’s education who was shot by the Taliban and won the Nobel Peace Prize.


13. IT WAS ME ALL ALONG

by Andie Mitchell

A memoir about the author’s long struggle with, and eventual victory over, obesity.


14. GUANTÁNAMO DIARY

by Mohamedou Ould Slahi

Slahi, a Mauritanian who has been a captive since shortly after 9/11, gives an account of his ordeal.


15. SMALL VICTORIES

by Anne Lamott

Essays about forgiveness, transformation and grace.


16. THE TRAIN TO CRYSTAL CITY

by Jan Jarboe Russell


17. UNBROKEN

by Laura Hillenbrand

An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II; now a movie.


18. ESSAYS AFTER EIGHTY

by Donald Hall


19. HUMANS OF NEW YORK

by Brandon Stanton

Four hundred color photos of New Yorkers.


20. DON'T GIVE UP, DON'T GIVE IN

by Louis Zamperini and David Rensin

Reminiscences from the subject of the book and movie “Unbroken.”