2018 Top Non-Fiction Titles at GRRL

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Call Number: 032 Gui
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2019
Brené Brown
Description: Let Go Of Who You Think You're Supposed To Be And Embrace Who You Are
Call Number: 158 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2019
Michael Wolff
Description: Michael Wolff tells the story of the stormy first nine months of Donald Trump's term as President. Among the revelations: What President Trump's staff really thinks of him; What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama; Why FBI director James Comey was really fired; Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn't be in the same room; Who is really directing the Trump administration's strategy in the wake of Bannon's firing; What the secret to communicating with Trump is; What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers.
Call Number: 973.933 Wol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2019
Rachel Hollis
Call Number: 248.843 Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2019
David Grann
Description: In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances. In this last remnant of the Wild West -- where oilmen like J.P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the "Phantom Terror," roamed -- many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. It was one of the organization's first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau. The agents infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
Call Number: 976.6 Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2019
J. D. Vance
Description: Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.
Call Number: 306.5 Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2019
James B. Comey
Description: Former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. Mr. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general under President George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration's policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.
Call Number: 363.25 Com
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2019
Tara Westover
Description: A memoir about a young girl who, raised by Mormon survivalists in the mountains of Idaho and forbidden to go to school, defies her family, educates herself, and earns degrees including a PhD from Cambridge University.
Call Number: 270.092 Wes
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2019
Melissa Hartwig, Dallas Hartwig, Alexandra Grablewski
Description: The Whole30 provides a step-by-step, recipe-by-recipe guidebook that will allow millions of people to experience the transformation of their life in just one month. Melissa and Dallas Hartwig's Whole30 program has helped people transform how they think about their food, bodies, and lives. Their approach leads to effortless weight loss and better health--along with improvements in sleep quality, energy levels, mood, and self-esteem. The Whole30 is a stand-alone, step-by-step plan to break unhealthy habits, reduce cravings, improve digestion, and strengthen your immune system, and features more than 100 chef-developed recipes designed to build your confidence in the kitchen and inspire your taste buds. The book also includes real-life success stories, community resources, and an extensive FAQ to give you the support you need on your journey to "food freedom."--Excerpted from statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 613.2 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2019
Margareta Magnusson
Description: In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning, or "death cleaning." Margareta instructs readers to embrace minimalism, and suggests which possessions you can easily get rid of (unworn clothes, unwanted presents, more plates than you'd ever use) and which you might want to keep (photographs, love letters, a few of your children's art projects). Digging into her late husband's tool shed, and her own secret drawer of vices, Margareta introduces an element of fun to a potentially daunting task. Along the way readers get a glimpse into her life in Sweden, and also become more comfortable with the idea of letting go.
Call Number: 648.5 Mag
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2019
Shauna Niequist
Description: A collection of essays that focuses on the most important transformation in Niequist's life: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be.
Call Number: 248.4 Nie
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2019
Bob Woodward
Description: Bob Woodward reveals the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump's White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence.
Call Number: 973.933 Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2019
Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines, Mark Dagostino
Description: Are you ready to see your fixer upper-- and learn how their TV show became a success? From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything, Chip and Joanna Gaines tell you about the breakthrough moments and the real-life decisions that led to their success today. And you'll discover how the couples shares their success with others, bolstering the city of Waco along the way.
Call Number: 920 Gai
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2019
Ree Drummond
Description: "Here are some of my favorite make-it-happen dishes, pulled from my nonstop life as a busy wife, mother of four, and lifelong lover of food! The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It! includes more than 120 of my best solutions for tasty, wholesome meals (with minimal fuss!) for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks."--Book jacket.
Call Number: 641.555 Dru
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2019
Marie Kondō, Cathy Hirano
Call Number: 648 Kon
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2019
Jenna Bush, Barbara Bush
Description: Born into a political dynasty, Jenna and Barbara Bush grew up in the public eye. As small children, they watched their grandfather become president; just twelve years later they stood by their father's side when he took the same oath. They spent their college years watched over by Secret Service agents and became fodder for the tabloids, with teenage mistakes making national headlines. Jenna and Barbara take readers on a revealing, thoughtful, and personal tour behind the scenes of their lives, as they share stories about their family, their unexpected adventures, their loves and losses, and the sisterly bond that means everything to them.
Call Number: 920 Bus
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2019
Daniel Shumski
Description: This Instant Pot cookbook is organized by function, as both a guide to understanding the Instant Pot basics and a foodie's creative collection of over 100 recipes specially crafted to take advantage of the Instant Pot's many virtues, from cooking perfect risotto to five kinds of yogurt, to creating one-hour chili and soups from scratch, using dried beans. In addition to a set of recipes for each function and master recipes with three variations each, there are surprising shortcuts--basics like quick pickles, perfect hard-boiled eggs, and a 30-minute "baked" potato.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 641.587 Shu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2019
Michelle McNamara, Gillian Flynn, Patton Oswalt, Paul Paul Haynes, Billy Jensen
Description: "A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer-- the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade-- from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case. For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area. Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist who created the popular website TrueCrimeDiary.com, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer." Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was. At the time of the crimes, the Golden State Killer was between the ages of eighteen and thirty, Caucasian, and athletic-- capable of vaulting tall fences. He always wore a mask. After choosing a victim-- he favored suburban couples-- he often entered their home when no one was there, studying family pictures, mastering the layout. He attacked while they slept, using a flashlight to awaken and blind them. Though they could not recognize him, his victims recalled his voice: a guttural whisper through clenched teeth, abrupt and threatening."--Amazon.com.
Call Number: 364.1523 McN
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2019
Melissa Hartwig, Brent Herrig
Description: The Whole30 program is designed to help you break unhealthy habits and strengthen your immune system. Hartwig takes it a step further with this cookbook built on your new habits. You'll eat lean proteins, vegetables and fruits, and healthy fats--with no slips, cheats, or special occasions. No sugar, alcohol, grains, or dairy are included.
Call Number: 641.563 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2019
Hudda O. Ibrahim
Description: "At a time when United States citizens are being told to fear their Muslim neighbors, where does the truth lie? In this powerful book, Hudda Ibrahim unpacks the immigration narrative of Somali Americans and explains why nearly 20 percent have chosen to settle in Minnesota. From Somalia to Snow gives readers an invaluable insider's look into the lives and culture of our Somali neighbors and the important challenges they face. Designed with a diverse audience in mind, this book is a must-read for students, health-care professionals, business owners, social service agencies, and anyone who wants to better understand Somali people in Minnesota."--Back cover.
Call Number: 977.6 Ibr
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2019
Mark Manson
Description: In this generation-defining self-help guide, Mark Mason shows us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. For decades, we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. Mason doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is--a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. HIs books is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mindset that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up. Manson makes the argument that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek. We need to figure out which things really matter. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience.--From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 158.1 Man
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2019
Paul Kalanithi, A. Verghese
Description: On the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. Kalanithi chronicles his transformation from a naïve medical student into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality. Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient.
Call Number: 616.994 Kal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2019
Joanna Gaines, Marah Stets, Amy Neunsinger
Description: Collects more than one hundred classic recipes for meals, snacks, desserts, and small plates, including chicken pot pie, asparagus and fontina quiche, overnight French toast, and fried chicken with sticky poppy seed jam.
Call Number: 641.5975 Gai
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2019
Steven R Gundry
Description: Steven R. Gundry, MD takes a revolutionary look at the hidden compounds in "healthy" foods like fruit, vegetables, and whole grains that are causing us to gain weight and develop chronic disease. Plants have an array of defense tactics to protect themselves from predators of all shapes and sizes--including humans. Dr. Gundry explains that these defense strategies make the seemingly virtuous plants that we consume every day--fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and seeds--far less "good for us" than we assume. He provides simple hacks we easily can employ to avoid this plant toxin to show you how to eat whole foods in a whole new way.-- ǂc From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 613.25 Gun
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2019
Scott Publishing Co
Call Number: 383.2 Sco
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 25, 2019
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032 Gui
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come And Get It!: Simple, Scrumptious Recipes For Crazy Busy Lives
Ree Drummond
641.555 Dru
The Gifts Of Imperfection
Brené Brown
158 Bro
The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art Of Decluttering And Organizing
Marie Kondō, Cathy Hirano
648 Kon
Fire And Fury: Inside The Trump White House
Michael Wolff
973.933 Wol
Sisters First: Stories From Our Wild And Wonderful Life
Jenna Bush, Barbara Bush
920 Bus
Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing The Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant To Be
Rachel Hollis
248.843 Hol
How To Instant Pot: Mastering All The Functions Of The One Pot That Will Change The Way You Cook
Daniel Shumski
641.587 Shu
Killers Of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders And The Birth Of The FBI
David Grann
976.6 Gra
I'll Be Gone In The Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search For The Golden State Killer
Michelle McNamara, Gillian Flynn, Patton Oswalt, Paul Paul Haynes, Billy Jensen
364.1523 McN
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir Of A Family And Culture In Crisis
J. D. Vance
306.5 Van
The Whole30 Cookbook: 150 Delicious And Totally Compliant Recipes To Help You Succeed With The Whole30 And Beyond
Melissa Hartwig, Brent Herrig
641.563 Har
A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, And Leadership
James B. Comey
363.25 Com
From Somalia To Snow: How Central Minnesota Became Home To Somalis
Hudda O. Ibrahim
977.6 Ibr
Educated : A Memoir
Tara Westover
270.092 Wes
The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck: A Counterintuitive Approach To Living A Good Life
Mark Manson
158.1 Man
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide To Total Health And Food Freedom
Melissa Hartwig, Dallas Hartwig, Alexandra Grablewski
613.2 Har
When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi, A. Verghese
616.994 Kal
The Gentle Art Of Swedish Death Cleaning: How To Free Yourself And Your Family From A Lifetime Of Clutter
Margareta Magnusson
648.5 Mag
Magnolia Table: A Collection Of Recipes For Gathering
Joanna Gaines, Marah Stets, Amy Neunsinger
641.5975 Gai
Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic For A Simpler, More Soulful Way Of Living
Shauna Niequist
248.4 Nie
The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers In "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease And Weight Gain
Steven R Gundry
613.25 Gun
Fear: Trump In The White House
Bob Woodward
973.933 Woo
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Scott Publishing Co
383.2 Sco
The Magnolia Story
Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines, Mark Dagostino
920 Gai