Bookish Friday, Non-Fiction

Favorite Nonfiction

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.

1. 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.

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2. #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso

Need some inspiration? Decided it’s time to make a change in your life? Pick #Girlboss, Sophia does not disappoint.

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3. 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.

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4. 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.”

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5. Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik

One cannot call oneself a feminist without having read about the greatness that is Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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5 thoughts on “Favorite Nonfiction”

  1. I’ve still never read anything of Bourdain’s, only loved his show. Definitely need to try his books but I have a feeling it’s just going to make me so sad! And totally agree with you about The Unwomanly Face of War – what an incredible, incomparable book. Like nothing I’d ever read before. Great list!

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    1. It’s been easier for me to reread his books than watch the show these days – A Cook’s Tour mighty be a good one to start with – he’s still finding his distinctive voice so it’s not quite as gut wrenching as Medium Raw. I’ve been recommending Unwomanly Face of War like crazy lately – it really is great!

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