Episode 37: Anything But Fiction!

The Secret To Superhuman Strength By Alison Bechdel, Alison Bechdel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alison Bechdel, Alison Bechdel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780544387652
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Published: Mariner Books - May 4th, 2021

The Best Graphic Book of 2021 by Publishers Weekly | A New York Times Best Graphic Novel of 2021 | A New York Times Notable Book | An Autostraddle Best Queer Book of the Year | A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year | A St.

We Need New Stories: The Myths that Subvert Freedom By Nesrine Malik Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324007296
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 11th, 2021

Named a Most Anticipated Book of Spring 2021 by Publishers Weekly

A rigorous examination of six political myths used to deflect and discredit demands for social justice.

My Heart Is a Chainsaw (The Indian Lake Trilogy #1) By Stephen Graham Jones Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982137632
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Published: S&S/Saga Press - August 31st, 2021

Winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel
Named a Best Book of 2021 by NPR

In her quickly gentrifying rural lake town Jade sees recent events only her encyclopedic knowledge of horror films could have prepared her for in this latest novel from the Jordan Peele of horror literature, New York Times bestselling author Stephen Graham

The Only Good Indians: A Novel By Stephen Graham Jones Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982136468
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Published: S&S/Saga Press - January 26th, 2021


From USA TODAY bestselling author Stephen Graham Jones comes a “masterpiece” (Locus Magazine) of a novel about revenge, cultural identity, and the cost of breaking from tradition.

Alexander Hamilton By Ron Chernow Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143034759
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Published: Penguin Books - March 29th, 2005

The #1 New York Times bestseller, and the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical Hamilton!

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow presents a landmark biography of Alexander Hamilton, the Founding Father who galvanized, inspired, scandalized, and shaped the newborn nation.

Hamilton: The Revolution By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455539741
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 12th, 2016

A backstage pass to the groundbreaking, hit musical Hamilton, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, including the award-winning libretto, behind-the-scenes photos and interviews, and exclusive footnotes from composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda, now streaming on Disney+ with the original cast.

From the bestselling author of Born to Run, a heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America, and, in the process, discovering the life-changing power of the human-animal connection.

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Disney's Land: Walt Disney and the Invention of the Amusement Park That Changed the World By Richard Snow Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501190810
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Published: Scribner - December 1st, 2020

A propulsive and “entertaining” (The Wall Street Journal) history chronicling the conception and creation of the iconic Disneyland theme park, as told like never before by popular historian Richard Snow.

One day in the early 1950s, Walt Disney stood looking over 240 acres of farmland in Anaheim, California, and imagined building a park where people “could liv

Mousejunkies!: More Tips, Tales, and Tricks for a Disney World Fix: All You Need to Know for a Perfect Vacation By Bill Burke Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609521011
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Published: Travelers' Tales - March 24th, 2015

A guidebook with a decidedly different approach, Mousejunkies is a collection of humorous travelogues and insider how-to secrets compiled after scores of trips to Walt Disney World. The book draws on the insights of a panel of Disney fanatics -- The Mousejunkies. This third edition brings everything up to date with countless new tips, tricks, and tales.

Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World By Matt Parker Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593084694
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 19th, 2021


The book-length answer to anyone who ever put their hand up in math class and asked, “When am I ever going to use this in the real world?” 

A revolutionary book from the stand-up mathematician that makes math fun again—now in paperback!

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry By Neil deGrasse Tyson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393609394
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 2nd, 2017

Over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and more than a million copies sold.

The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.

Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words By Randall Munroe Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544668256
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Published: Dey Street Books - November 24th, 2015

Have you ever tried to learn more about some incredible thing, only to be frustrated by incomprehensible jargon? Randall Munroe is here to help.

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America By Barbara Ehrenreich Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312626686
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Picador - August 2nd, 2011

In this now classic work, Barbara Ehrenreich, our sharpest and most original social critic, goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening By Robert Frost, Susan Jeffers (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Robert Frost, Susan Jeffers (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780525467342
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2001

Ever since it was published in 1978, the picture-book presentation of Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" has been an enduring favorite. For this special edition with a new design, trim size, and three new spreads, Susan Jeffers has added more detail and subtle color to her sweeping backgrounds of frosty New England scenes.

The Painted Bed: Poems By Donald Hall Cover Image
ISBN: 9780618340750
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Published: Ecco - May 7th, 2003

Donald Hall's fourteenth collection opens with an epigraph from the Urdu poet Faiz: "The true subject of poetry is the loss of the beloved." In that poetic tradition, as in THE PAINTED BED, the beloved might be a person or something else - life itself, or the disappearing countryside.

Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now By Jaron Lanier Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250239082
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Published: Picador - August 27th, 2019


You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto By Jaron Lanier Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307389978
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Published: Vintage - February 8th, 2011


24/6: Giving up Screens One Day a Week to Get More Time, Creativity, and Connection By Tiffany Shlain Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982116873
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Published: Gallery Books - October 20th, 2020

Winner of the Marshall McLuhan Outstanding Book Award
Entrepreneur’s 12 Productivity and Time-Management Books to Read

“I’m won over to a day with people, not screens….I tried Shlain’s idea.

Zed: A Novel By Joanna Kavenna Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984898340
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Published: Anchor - December 8th, 2020

From the winner of the 2008 Orange Award for New Writing comes a blistering, satirical novel about life under a global media and tech corporation that knows exactly what we think, what we want, and what we will do--before we do.

One corporation has made a perfect world based on a perfect algorithm. Now, what to do with all these messy people?

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The Circle By Dave Eggers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345807298
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Published: Vintage - April 22nd, 2014

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • A bestselling dystopian novel that tackles surveillance, privacy and the frightening intrusions of technology in our lives—a “compulsively readable parable for the 21st century” (Vanity Fair).

The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit By Michael Finkel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101911532
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Published: Vintage - January 30th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality—not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own.

“A meditation on solitude, wildness and survival.” —The Wall Street Journal

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States By Sarah Vowell Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399573101
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 4th, 2016

From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and The Partly Cloudy Patriot, an insightful and unconventional account of George Washington’s trusted officer and friend, that swashbuckling teenage French aristocrat the Marquis de Lafayette.  

You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington By Alexis Coe Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735224117
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Published: Penguin Books - February 2nd, 2021


“In her form-shattering and myth-crushing book….Coe examines myths with mirth, and writes history with humor… [You Never Forget Your First] is an accessible look at a president who always finishes in the first ranks of our leaders.” —Boston Globe

Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 By Lizzy Goodman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062233103
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Published: Dey Street Books - November 13th, 2018

Joining the ranks of the classics Please Kill Me, Our Band Could Be Your Life, and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, an intriguing oral history of the post-9/11 decline of the old-guard music industry and rebirth of the New York rock scene, led by a group of iconoclastic rock bands.

Wonderworks: The 25 Most Powerful Inventions in the History of Literature By Angus Fletcher Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982135973
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 9th, 2021

This “fascinating” (Malcolm Gladwell, New York Times bestselling author of Outliers) examination of literary inventions through the ages, from ancient Mesopotamia to Elena Ferrante, shows how writers have created technical breakthroughs—rivaling scientific inventions—and engineering enhancements to the human heart and mind.

Literature is a techno

The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country By Amanda Gorman, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Amanda Gorman, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780593465271
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Published: Viking Books - March 30th, 2021

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller and #1 USA Today bestseller

Amanda Gorman’s electrifying and historic poem “The Hill We Climb,” read at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, is now available as a collectible gift edition.

“Stunning.” —CNN
“Dynamic.” —NPR

Cycles of Constitutional Time By Jack M. Balkin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780197530993
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - September 1st, 2020

What will happen to American democracy? The nation's past holds vital clues for understanding where we are now and where we are headed.

The Plague Cycle: The Unending War Between Humanity and Infectious Disease By Charles Kenny Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982165338
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Published: Scribner - January 19th, 2021

A vivid, sweeping history of mankind’s battles with infectious disease, for readers of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Yuval Harari’s Sapiens and John Barry’s The Great Influenza.

For four thousand years, the size and vitality of cities, economies, and empires were heavily determined by infection.

Adventures in Eden: An Intimate Tour of the Private Gardens of Europe By Carolyn Mullet Cover Image
ISBN: 9781604698466
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Published: Timber Press - December 8th, 2020

A bucket list tour of Europe’s private gardens

Acres of white-blooming garden rooms on the island of Mallorca. A seven-tiered wonder of stone, plants, and water above Germany’s Rhine River. The Garden of Cosmic Speculation in a quiet Scottish valley.

Murder Maps: Crime Scenes Revisited. Phrenology to Fingerprint. 1811-1911 By Drew Gray Cover Image
ISBN: 9780500252451
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Published: Thames & Hudson - October 27th, 2020

Vivid and intriguing, Murder Maps plots the nineteenth century’s most dramatic murders from around the world onto meticulous diagrams and period maps, and recounts the brilliant detective work that solved the cases.

Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World By Simon Winchester Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062938336
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Published: Harper - January 19th, 2021

“In many ways, Land combines bits and pieces of many of Winchester’s previous books into a satisfying, globe-trotting whole. . . . Winchester is, once again, a consummate guide.”—Boston Globe

A Good War Is Hard to Find: The Art of Violence in America By David Griffith Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933368122
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Published: Soft Skull - August 4th, 2006

In the wake of Abu Ghraib, Americans have struggled to understand what happened in the notorious prison and why. In this elegant series of essays, inflected with a radical Catholic philosophy, David Griffith contends that society's shift from language to image has changed the way people think about violence and cruelty, and that a disconnect exists between images and reality.