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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

Notes on a Nervous Planet
No One Tells You This
Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession
I Can't Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyoncé
The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump
Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man
The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy
Jell-O Girls: A Family History
You're on an Airplane: A Self-Mythologizing Memoir
The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast
A Bite-Sized History of France: Delicious, Gastronomic Tales of Revolution, War, and Enlightenment
My Life as a Goddess: A Memoir through (Un) Popular Culture
Blood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard
South Toward Home: Adventures and Misadventures in my Native Land
Now My Heart is Full: A Memoir

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  • Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
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    We Should All Be Feminists
    You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
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    The Princess Diarist
    A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership
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    Between the World and Me
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    Sluta aldrig gå - Från gatan i Sao Paulo till Vindeln i Norrland
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    A Short History of Nearly Everything
    Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
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    In Cold Blood
    Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
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    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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