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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

Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America
Take This Man: A Memoir
Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck
I Like You Just the Way I Am: Stories About Me and Some Other People
Now I See You: A Memoir
Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves
How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking
Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space
The Other Side: A Memoir
Atlas Girl: Finding Home in the Last Place I Thought to Look
Lincoln's Last Days: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever
The Presidents' War: Six American Presidents and the Civil War That Divided Them
Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation
Let the Tornado Come: A Memoir
The Elimination Diet Workbook: Determine Which Foods Are Making You Sick So You Can Eat Well and Feel Great!


  • The Garden by Robin Craig Clark
    The Garden
    A love story for the Heart and Soul. Winner of the prestigious Premier's Book Awards in Western Australia.

    Inspired by the Upanishads ancient poems tha…more View Details »
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  • Once Upon a Road Trip by Angela N. Blount
    Once Upon a Road Trip
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    Eighteen-year-old Angeli doesn't "fit in." She's never been on a single date, and she live…more View Details »
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  • Ivy League Bohemians by Alison Winfield Burns
    Ivy League Bohemians: A Girl Among Boys
    Release date: Jul 28, 2014
    Memoir of an Artist

    Foreword with Kurt Cobain. Illustrated by Larry Rivers, Joe Brainard & Ted Berrigan, and the Authoress. Larger-than-life person…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Aug 15, 2014
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  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
    Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
    Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain
    Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir
    Dad Is Fat
    Uganda Be Kidding Me
    Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
    An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
    Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    One Summer: America, 1927
    Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings
    How to Be a Woman
    The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
    A Walk in the Woods by Bill BrysonEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth GilbertInto the Wild by Jon KrakauerInto Thin Air by Jon KrakauerIn a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
    Favourite Travel Books
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    Best Books of the 20th Century
    5,706 books — 37,992 voters
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    Books for 2009
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    Best Series
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    Books that Exceeded your Expectations
    2,899 books — 5,644 voters

    The Diary of a Young Girl
    Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, #1)
    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
    Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
    Into the Wild
    Eat, Pray, Love
    In Cold Blood
    The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
    Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
    Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
    The Glass Castle
    Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    Alain de Botton
    Alain de Botton
    His Favorite Books About Love: For February, Botton recommends five books that "seem particularly apt for understanding, appreciating and surviving love."
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    Elbert Hubbard
    So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs.
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    Dave Eggers
    He must trust, and he must have faith. And so he builds, because what is building, and rebuilding and rebuilding again, but an act of faith?
    Dave Eggers

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