As I’m currently listening to Kitchen Confidential and crying randomly about how the world is worse off without Anthony Bourdain’s storytelling, I’ve been thinking more and more about the nonfiction that has touched my heart just as much as works of fiction.
Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain
My first Bourdain. Like your first cocktail or boyfriend or first trip abroad or first food that you really, truly loved, you never forget your first Bourdain.
#Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso
Need some inspiration? Decided it’s time to make a change in your life? Pick #Girlboss, Sophia does not disappoint.
The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich
Thought you knew a lot about World War II? Think again. The stories these women share are absolutely incredible and many will shake you to the core.
Dead Wake by Erik Larson
Dead Wake was the book that first made me realize that I can read nonfiction and like it. He epitomizes the phrase “novelistic nonfiction.”
Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik
One cannot call oneself a feminist without having read about the greatness that is Ruth Bader Ginsburg.