Category Archives: Non-Fiction

The History of White People

Nell Irvin Painter, 2010 Looking for some clarity amidst our tumultuous news cycle filled with constant reports of an ever increasing normalization of nationalistic fueled racism, I decided I needed some historical non-fiction to realign my perspective about what is going … Continue reading

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Destruction and Sorrow beneath the Heavens

László Krasznahorkai, 2004 Translated from the Hungarian by Ottilie Mulzet, 2015 An author with a voice and perspective unlike any other, Krasznahorkai writes compelling stories that are a special blend of the macabre and the beautiful. His narrative style is characteristically … Continue reading

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Dude, You’re Gonna Be a Dad!

John Pfeiffer, 2011 After sharing the exciting news that we were expecting with a close friend of mine who is a recent father, I was handed a copy of Dude, You’re Gonna Be a Dad! to add to the pile … Continue reading

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Mary Roach, 2013 Gulp, Adventures on the Alimentary Canal was an informative tasting of journalistic semi-pseudo-scientific writing. In these pages Mary Roach explores a variety of curiosities regarding the  human digestive tract, following the  route that all food must pass, beginning at the … Continue reading

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The Story of Art

E.H. Gombrich, 1950, 1995 “What we call ‘works of art’ are not the result of some mysterious activity, but objects made by human beings for human beings…For most of the paintings and statues which are now lined up along the … Continue reading

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Australia Guide Books

It is hard to judge an entire country as large as Australia based on a two week trip. This is a huge country as large as the continental United States with a lot of wonderful sights to see. During our … Continue reading

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In a Sunburned Country

Bill Bryson, 2000 I don’t read a lot of travel writing, but when I do read it I find myself telling myself that this is what I should be doing with myself. I totally missed my calling. Why am I … Continue reading

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