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The Point with Mindy Todd … New Non-Fiction

This morning on The Point with Mindy Todd, Melanie Lauwers, Jill Erickson, and Mindy Todd talked about new non-fiction books, and what the difference is between fiction and non-fiction. If you missed the live show, you can listen at 7:30 PM on WCAI or listen to the podcast anytime. As always, we had more books than we had time for, but we’ve listed all titles both discussed and not discussed below.


Jill’s Picks

Good Prose: the art of nonfiction by Tracy Kidder & Richard Todd

African Lives: an anthology of memoirs and autobiographies edited by Geoff Wisner

Superman: the unauthorized biography by Glen Weldon And here is a link to an episode of Pop Culture Happy Hour ... http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129472378

The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: true tales of food, family & how we learn to eat edited by Caroline M. Grant & Lisa Catherine Harper

“With éclat”: the Boston Athenaeum and the Origin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston by Hina Hirayama. Exhibit is called: “Brilliant Beginnings: the Athenæum and the Museum in Boston” which will be up until August 3, 2013.

Not Enough Time For:

APE: author, publisher, entrepreneur by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch

Lost Cat: a true story of love, desperation, and GPS technology by Caroline Paul with drawings by Wendy MacNaughton

The Pinecone: the story of Sarah Losh, forgotten romantic heroine – antiquarian, architect, and visionary by Jenny Uglow

Her: a memoir by Christa Parravani


Melanie’s Picks

Let Them Be Eaten by Bears: A Fearless Guide to Taking Our Kids into the Great Outdoors by Peter Brown Hoffmeister

Snob Zones: Fear, Prejudice and Real Estate by Lisa Prevost

Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods byChristine Byl

Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation by Steve Vogel

For Adam’s Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England by Allegra Di Bonaventura

Parenting Without Borders: Surprising Lessons Parents Around the World Can Teach Us by Christine Gross-Loh

Not mentioned but new and worthy:

Child Identity Theft: What Every Parent Needs to Know by Robert P. Chappell, Jr.

Concussions and Our Kids by Robert Cantu, M.D.

Dinner with the Smiley’s: One Military Family, One Year of Heroes, and Lessons for a Lifetime by Sarah Smiley

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