Riffle Editor's Choice: Essential Nonfiction Books for November 2015
Our 8 favorite biographies, history books, and sciencey reads from November!
November 3. This November new release is already firmly a #1 bestseller. Outspoken actress, talk show host, and reality television star, Leah Remini, offers up a no-holds-barred memoir, including an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching thirty-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology.
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Robin Lane Fox
November 3. One of the NY Times' 50 best books of 2015. “Augustine [is] a work of scholarship as readable as any historical novel.” — Literary Review (UK)
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November 3. A #1 bestseller, Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates reads like an edge-of-your-seat, page-turning thriller. “Thomas Jefferson. Pirates. And national security. This is how you make history exciting. I dare you to put this book down.” — Brad Meltzer, bestselling author of The President’s Shadow
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November 10. "Gifted with the ability to take immense concepts and explain them in a casual way, Bill Nye has written another wonderful book. Great for new and old fans alike, Unstoppable has the Science Guy tackling climate change and the ongoing environmental crisis our world is going through." — Bookshop Santa Cruz
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November 24. "Carly Simon could have gotten away with just the name-dropping. In her life, she's crossed paths with an astonishing range of famous people, from Cat Stevens... to Albert Einstein. So it's a pleasant surprise that in her compelling new autobiography she lays out her naked emotions and insecurities, and that she proves to be a supple writer with a gift for descriptions."— Rolling Stone
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Jeanne Marie Laskas
November 24. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Will Smith, Concussion is the riveting, unlikely story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the pathologist who made one of the most significant medical discoveries of the twenty-first century, a discovery that challenges the existence of America’s favorite sport and puts Omalu in the crosshairs of football’s most powerful corporation: the NFL.
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November 24. During the last few months of his life, Sacks wrote a set of essays in which he movingly explored his feelings about completing a life and coming to terms with his own death. Together, these four essays form an ode to the uniqueness of each human being and to gratitude for the gift of life. "A bittersweet and absolutely beautiful read." — Brainpickings
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November 24. The author of the NY Times #1 bestseller What If is back to answer more questions for curious minds. "Buy this book for yourself or others, for gifts, for fun and for learning. You won't be sorry and your friends will love it." — Huffington Post
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