New in Nonfiction: January 2015

Start your reading resolutions off right with 10 nonfiction books being released this month. From health and personal wellness to historical books, we’ve got a wide variety of reading material “coming soon”.

Stronger, Faster, Smarter by Ryan Ferguson

Release Date: January 2

Ryan Ferguson was falsely accused of a crime at age 19 and spent ten years in prison. His new book accounts how he survived by being “stronger, faster, (and) smarter” than the rest.

I’ll Have What She’s Having by Rebecca Harrington

Release Date: January 6

While this is not a “tell-all” of When Harry Met Sally, Harrington’s new book gives readers the inside scoop of what celebrities do to diet. Harrington actually tries these diets—including Pippa Middleton’s haggis and Beyoncé’s “salt water flush” in this hilarious account.

Brand Aid by Larry G. Linne and Patrick Sitkins

Release Date: January 6

Brand Aid drives home the importance of thinking about how we want to be perceived—and the steps you can take to strengthen that impression. Whether it’s your business, family, or yourself, this book explains how to make the most of your “brand”.

Silver Screen Fiend by Patton Oswalt

Release Date: January 6

The actor that is well-known for his role on King of Queens accounts his time as a young performer and writer in Los Angeles. Obsessed with film (both old and new) in the 90s, he would spend at least three nights per week at the New Beverly Cinema.

It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell

Release Date: January 6

Andie Mitchell’s memoir will take readers to a place that many are familiar with—a place of body-hate. When her weight began to affect her life, Mitchell not only made a major change but learned to find balance in an unbalanced world.

In the Garden of Happiness by Dodinsky

Release Date: January 6

Dodinsky takes readers to “the garden of happiness” and reminds us that we shouldn’t let worry or anger control our lives.

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

Release Date: January 6

The New Yorker writer takes readers through multiple disciplines explaining that the sixth extinction is likely to be of humankind. Part entertaining, part informative, Kolbert tells us how human beings have altered life on earth like never before.

The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell

Release Date: January 20

The story of the only family internment camp during World War II and the “quiet passage” exchange program for important Americans behind enemy lines in Germany and Japan focuses on two teenage girls who were interned there.

The Reaper by Nicholas Irving

Release Date: January 27

Nicholas Irving—Special Operations Direct Action Sniper—recounts his military career, including his 2009 deployment to Afghanistan. His firsthand account covers everything from special operations combat missions to how he became an expert assassin.

The Almost Nearly Perfect People by Michael Booth

Release Date: January 27

After living in Demark for ten years, Michael Booth has traveled through the five Scandinavian countries in hopes of discovering why they are such a model civilization for the rest of the world. Readers will enjoy Booth’s entertaining account of the things he learns along the way.

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