Memoirs from Pearl Cleage, Diane Keaton, Rob Lowe, Frances Mayes, & More | Nonfiction Prevews, Apr. 2014, Pt. 4

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Brockmeier, Kevin. A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of Seventh Grade. Pantheon. Apr. 2014. 208p. ISBN 9780307908988. $24. MEMOIR A think-outside-the-box kind of novelist who has won the Nelson Algren and Italo Calvino Short Fiction awards, as well as three O. Henry Prizes, Brockmeier has published two story collections and three adult novels, […]

Self-Help (Marlo Thomas), Cooking (the Neelys), Getting Fit (Bob Harper), Sports (John Calipari) | Nonfiction Previews, Apr. 2014, Pt. 4

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Calipari, John & Michael Sokolove. Players First: Success from the Inside Out. Penguin Pr. Apr. 2014. 368p. ISBN 9781594205736. $28.95. SPORTS In a book that the publisher expects to be big, famed and famously blunt University of Kentucky basketball coach Calipari explains what distinguishes good teams (and coaches) from bad ones and what’s gone haywire […]

Get That Job, Retire Well; Books from Top Financial Adviser Edelman, Twitter Cofounder Stone, & More | Nonfiction Previews, Apr. 2014, Pt. 3

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Brown, Laura. How To Write Anything: A Complete Guide. Norton. Apr. 2014. 560p. ISBN 9780393240146. $35. REF/WRITING SKILLS How do you say it best, whether in business, academics, or your personal life? Writing coach Brown offers more than 200 hands-on entries with examples. Since Brown has a doctorate in English and comparative literature from Columbia, […]

Rock On: Four Big Music Titles | Nonfiction Previews, Apr. 2014, Pt. 2

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Bailey, Philip with Keith Zimmerman & Kent Zimmerman. Shining Star: Braving the Elements of Earth, Wind & Fire. Viking. Apr. 2014. 256p. ISBN 9780670785889. $28.95. MUSIC Ninety million records sold. Eight Grammy awards. Lot of platinum and gold records. And lead singer Bailey’s leaping multi-octave range. The numbers speak for themselves, but Bailey has more […]

Science Titles from Jane Goodall, Bernd Heinrich, & More | Nonfiction Previews, Apr. 2014, Pt. 2

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  Denworth, Lydia. I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey through the Science of Sound and Language. Dutton. Apr. 2014. 368p. ISBN 9780525953791. $26.95. HEALTH/HEARING When her third son was almost two, Denworth was told that he suffered from profound and progressive hearing loss—a shocking revelation, for as a science writer she well understood […]

History, from America’s First War Correspondents to the Trial of a Khmer Rouge Prison Officer | Nonfiction Previews, Apr. 2014, Pt. 1

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Brown, Frederick. The Embrace of Unreason: France, 1914–1940. Knopf. Apr. 2014. 368p. ISBN 9780307595157. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385351638. HISTORY Ah, France, home of the Enlightenment, where art, reason, and humanist tradition reign. In fact, Brown, a distinguished cultural historian (e.g., Flaubert, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist) here shows how these ideals collapsed in […]

From Joan Barthel on Elizabeth Seton to Chelsea Handler on Travel Travails | Nonfiction Previews, Mar. 2014, Pt. 4

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Barthel, Joan. American Saint: The Life of Elizabeth Seton. Thomas Dunne: St. Martin’s. Mar. 2014. 304p. ISBN 9780312571627. $26.95. BIOGRAPHY Born and raised in late 1700s New York, at a time when Catholicism was illegal, Elizabeth Seton wore monogrammed slippers to George Washington’s 65th Birthday Ball, spent fruitless time in Italy trying to cure her […]

Memoirs from Annabelle Gurwitch, Dan Jenkins, Diane Von Furstenberg, & More | Nonfiction Previews, Mar. 2014, Pt. 3

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Berman, Matt. JFK Jr., George, and Me: A Memoir. Gallery. Mar. 2014. 240p. ISBN 9781451697018. $26. MEMOIR Berman currently runs his own advertising agency, Picture Book, but in 1995 he was hired by John Kennedy Jr., to serve as the creative director of George magazine. Here he recounts his relationship with JFK Jr., both personal […]

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, David Allen Sibley, & Best Sellers Douglas Stone & Sheila Heen | Nonfiction Previews, Mar. 2014, Pt. 2

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Allitt, Patrick. A Climate of Crisis: America in the Age of Environmentalism. Penguin Pr: Penguin Group (USA). Mar. 2014. 336p. ISBN 9781594204661. $29.95. HISTORY Cahoon Family Professor of American History at Emory University, Allitt will likely raise a few hackles with this environmental history, which sweeps from the atomic bomb and postwar suburbanization, to the […]

Histories of Paris & World War II, Biographies of Begin & Chavez | Nonfiction Previews, Mar. 2014, Pt. 1

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DeJean, Joan. How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City. Bloomsbury USA. Mar. 2014. 304p. ISBN 9781608195916. $28. HISTORY Everyone thinks of Paris as being remade in the 19th century under the direction of Baron Haussmann, but DeJean argues that its real rebirth occurred as it emerged from the medieval past in the […]

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