From a fascinating memoir, to a thrilling history, to a scientific look at ourselves, we love curling up with a great nonfiction book. Always looking to add more books to our Want to Read shelf, we recently asked fellow readers on our Facebook and Twitter pages to tell us about their favorite nonfiction book they like to recommend, and why. More than 1,300 of you weighed in with great reads. Here are some of the most popular responses.
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“It was just so interesting. I never knew people lived like that or would want to. She was so honest, really made me feel the story,” wrote Helen Crawford Klatt.
“It reads like an improbable action thriller, but the hero is a real and remarkable example of the resilience of the human spirit,” wrote Steve Doyal.
“Because the blatant injustice of her receiving no compensation for the harvesting of her cancer cells and the subsequent billions of dollars that flowed from those cells highlighted the greed of the research institutions and the pharmaceutical companies,” wrote Christine Vojt.
“This is a powerful book to help people understand introversion as a positive trait rather than something to be ‘fixed’ and why we need both extroverts and introverts for the world to function,” wrote Julie Jordan Merkel.
“A bitter sweet tale of life from the perspective of a young boy navigating the complex world of post-Apartheid South Africa. It delivers on so many levels and is refreshing to see how another culture and people view the world,” wrote IronFlower Zee.
“If you have any interest at all in American history or WWII, you’ll love it. It takes the topic of the American homefront during the war and makes it tangible to modern Americans. Every single person I’ve ever recommended it to has loved it,” wrote Dani Massaro.
“I’ve bought this for so many people going through a personal crisis. It grounds me when I’m stressed by circumstances. I keep it close,” wrote Jan Bruce .
“Brilliantly researched, well written, touching, provocative, stays with you long after you’ve read the last chapter. I think it should be required reading for juniors or seniors in high school,” wrote Anjie Taylor.
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posted by Cybil
on May, 17