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Nonfiction

Non-fiction is an account or representation of a subject which is presented as fact. This presentation may be accurate or not; that is, it can give either a true or a false account of the subject in question. However, it is generally assumed that the authors of such accounts believe them to be truthful at the time of their composition. Note that reporting the beliefs of others in a nonfiction format is not necessarily an endorsement of the ultimate veracity of those beliefs, it is simply saying that it is true that people believe that (for such topics as mythology, religion). Non-fiction can a ...more

Fear: Trump in the White House
I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life
Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love & Baking Biscuits
Small Fry
The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing
The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers
Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
Leadership: In Turbulent Times
Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth
Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger
The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals
These Truths: A History of the United States
American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures
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    Monty: The Courageous Survival of a Rescue Dog
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    Evil: The Science Behind Humanity's Dark Side
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    The Pianist from Syria: A Memoir
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    The Fifth Risk
    Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
    In Pieces
    When Breath Becomes Air
    We Should All Be Feminists
    My Thoughts Exactly
    It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work
    The Dark Heart: A True Story of Greed, Murder, and an Unlikely Investigator
    21 Lessons for the 21st Century
    Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution
    Spilled Milk
    The Coming Storm
    You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
    Molly's Game: From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker
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    The Gormenghast Novels by Mervyn PeakeThe Quincunx by Charles PalliserThe Stolen Child by Keith DonohueEnglish Passengers by Matthew KnealeScaramouche by Rafael Sabatini
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    The Devil in the White City by Erik LarsonFreakonomics by Steven D. LevittA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondOutliers by Malcolm Gladwell
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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
    Bossypants
    Into the Wild
    The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
    A Short History of Nearly Everything
    Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
    Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
    In Cold Blood
    Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
    Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
    Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
    Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

    Roxane Gay

    Author of Bad Feminist

    Roxane Gay’s writing has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, West Branch, Virginia Quarterly Review, NOON, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Salon, The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy culture blog, and many others.

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