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Bestselling Nonfiction from a variety of sources including the New York Times.


Kevin Hart, Neil Strauss
Description: Comedian and Hollywood star Kevin Hart turns his talent to the written word by writing some words. Put them together and readers have a funny, heartfelt, and inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in themselves.
Call Number: B Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 19, 2017
Al Franken
Description: The Harvard-educated comedian, talk-show host, and U.S. Senator chronicles the story of his unlikely senatorial campaign, detailing the ensuing months-long recount and what his service has taught him about America's deeply polarized political culture.
Call Number: 328.73 Fra
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2017
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Description: The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day. While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.
Call Number: 523.01 Tys
Format: Book
Date Added: May 15, 2017
David Sedaris
Description: Shares the author's favorite diary entries, providing a look into the mind of a comic genius.
Call Number: 814 Sed
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2017
Sheryl Sandberg, Adam M. Grant
Description: After the sudden death of her husband, Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. Grant, a friend, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. Here they combine personal insights with research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us. Even after the most devastating events, it is possible to grow by finding deeper meaning and gaining greater appreciation in our lives.
Call Number: 155.937 San
Format: Book
Date Added: May 8, 2017
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: Aug 8, 2016
David Fisher
Description: From the birth of the Republican Party to the Confederacy's first convention, the Underground Railroad to the Emancipation Proclamation, the Battle of Gettysburg to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Civil War reveals the amazing and often little known stories behind the battle lines of America's bloodiest war and debunks the myths that surround its greatest figures, including Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, General Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, Stonewall Jackson, John Singleton Mosby, Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, John Wilkes Booth, William Tecumseh Sherman, and more. An epic struggle between the past and future, the Civil War sought to fulfill the promise that "all men are created equal." It freed an enslaved race, decimated a generation of young men, ushered in a new era of brutality in war, and created modern America.
Call Number: 973.7 Fis
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 19, 2017
Alan Alda
Description: The actor’s efforts to help people learn to communicate more effectively.
Call Number: ordered 040617
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 19, 2017
Mark Bowden
Description: Interviews with participants from both sides of the conflict and materials from Vietnamese and American archives provide multiple points of view on each stage of the Battle of Hue.
Call Number: ordered 060817
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 19, 2017
Benjamin E Sasse
Call Number: ordered 042117
Format: Book
Date Added: May 30, 2017
David Grann
Description: Presents a true account of the early twentieth-century murders of dozens of wealthy Osage and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
Call Number: 976.6 Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: May 1, 2017
David G McCullough
Call Number: 973 McC
Format: Book
Date Added: May 1, 2017
Jonathan (Jonathan J. M.) Allen, Amie Parnes
Description: An examination of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Call Number: ordered 042117
Format: Book
Date Added: May 1, 2017
Trevor Noah
Description: Noah's path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, at the time such a union was punishable by five years in prison. As he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist, his mother is determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. With an incisive wit and unflinching honesty, Noah weaves together a moving yet funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time.
Call Number: B Noa
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2017
Paul Kalanithi, A. (Abraham) 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: Jun 19, 2017
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I Can't Make This Up : Life Lessons
Kevin Hart, Neil Strauss
B Har
Huế 1968 : A Turning Point Of The American War In Vietnam
Mark Bowden
ordered 060817
Al Franken, Giant Of The Senate
Al Franken
328.73 Fra
The Vanishing American Adult : Our Coming-of-age Crisis--and How To Rebuild A Culture Of Self-reliance
Benjamin E Sasse
ordered 042117
Astrophysics For People In A Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson
523.01 Tys
Killers Of The Flower Moon : The Osage Murders And The Birth Of The Fbi
David Grann
976.6 Gra
Theft By Finding : Diaries (1977-2002)
David Sedaris
814 Sed
The American Spirit : Who We Are And What We Stand For
David G McCullough
973 McC
Option B : Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, And Finding Joy
Sheryl Sandberg, Adam M. Grant
155.937 San
Shattered : Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign
Jonathan (Jonathan J. M.) Allen, Amie Parnes
ordered 042117
Hillbilly Elegy : A Memoir Of A Family And Culture In Crisis
J. D. Vance
306.5 Van
Born A Crime : Stories From A South African Childhood
Trevor Noah
B Noa
Bill O'reilly's Legends & Lies : The Civil War
David Fisher
973.7 Fis
When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi, A. (Abraham) Verghese
616.994 Kal
If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look On My Face? : My Adventures In The Art And Science Of Relating And Communicating
Alan Alda
ordered 040617