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Non-fiction is an account or representation of a subject which is presented as fact. This presentation may be accurate or not; that is, it can give either a true or a false account of the subject in question. However, it is generally assumed that the authors of such accounts believe them to be truthful at the time of their composition. Note that reporting the beliefs of others in a nonfiction format is not necessarily an endorsement of the ultimate veracity of those beliefs, it is simply saying that it is true that people believe that (for such topics as mythology, religion). Non-fiction can a...more

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The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
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    Behind the scenes with the world’s most important living artists to humanize and demystify contemporary art.

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    2,832 books — 4,804 voters
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    Alain de Botton
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